Smith River Canoe Access Point at Bassett

Access Points Make River Easy to Reach
Access Points Make River Easy to Reach
271 Trent Hill Drive
Bassett, VA 24055
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Henry
Phone: (276) 634-4640
Phone: (276) 634-2545
Phone: (276) 629-2432
Fax: (276) 634-4637

Henry County Parks and Recreation provides easy access for paddlers to the Smith River. This public canoe access point behind Bassett Furniture Co. has convenient parking. In this relatively urban portion of the Smith River, paddlers will view what remains of a once vibrant furniture manufacturing industry along the river’s banks in Bassett and Stanleytown. This section, featuring Class I and II rapids, includes Native American fish weirs and 19th-century batteau navigation structures, visible at low water. Paddlers should be aware that the entrance ramp is rustic and that water levels are subject to rapid change due to releases from Philpott Dam. Water temperature is cold year round. Paddlers should check USGS gauges and please call for water release schedule.

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013 11:35 AM
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