Mitchell Road to Eden
12 miles 4 to 5 hours
Put in at the Mitchell road bridge access (Va Rt 636). This a beautiful stretch of river with good fishing and lots of wildlife. We often see bald eagles and osprey on this section. Check out the larger side creeks for interesting rock formations. An island about 4 miles along (just past "whale rock") makes a good lunch stop. Look for the remains of Goodwin's Mill circa 1728. Morgan Ford bridge is 7.5 miles from the put in. Look for the tree on top of the old stone pier. This bridge was erected in 1953 from parts of 3 older bridges, the center section was built in 1887. You will pass under 2 more bridges before taking out at a private landing on river right about 1/10 mile before the Spray Dam in Eden.