Anyone paddle the Upper Batsto River recently?

SpineyPiney

Scout
Jan 15, 2013
37
Has anyone paddled from Hampton Furnace to Quaker Bridge recently? Is it passable? Trying to plan an overnight at lower forge and I won't be able to get onto the water till mid afternoon and don't want any surprises come late afternoon or evening.
 

Jersey Jeff

Explorer
Jun 22, 2012
146
I was at Hawkins Bridge on Sunday. Lots and lots of paddlers were out. River was pretty shallow...maybe 1.5'.
 

SpineyPiney

Scout
Jan 15, 2013
37
Thanks for the info Jersey Jeff. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought Hawkins Bridge was on the Wading River. I'll be sure to check the water gauges before I go. I'm trying to find out if there's a lot of downed trees. I don't mind sawing out some smaller stuff, but don't want to have to do too many haul overs loaded with camping stuff if we get a late start.