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Description - The John W. Flannagan Dam and Reservoir is located in the southwest Blue Ridge Highlands region. Each year the dam releases water creating world call 3 to 5+ rapids enjoyed by rafters and kayakers. The river trip travels through spectacular views of a canyon within Breaks Interstate Park.

Recreation - Numerous rafting and kayaking outfitters are located along Russell Fork River providing "put-in" and "take-out" areas. This sport is very popular in October during the water release; reservations are suggested with the outfitters.

Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The area southwest of the mountainous Blue Ridge has cold winter months with temperatures ranging from 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius) and dropping below 34 degrees Fahrenheit (1 Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. Southwest of the mountainous Blue Ridge, summer temperatures range from below 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 Celsius) to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius).

Location - From I-81: Take I-81 to Exit 14 (Abingdon) to Rt. 19 to Alt. 58A in Hansonville. Turn left onto Alt. 58A. Follow Alt. 58 to US 23N. Follow to Pound and turn right on US 83. Follow US 83 to Haysi.

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Contact Information:
John W Flannagan Dam And Reservoir, RT 1 Box 268 , HAYSI, VA, 24256-9739, Phone: 540-835-9544

Additional Information:
Blue Ridge Highlands Travel Region - The Blue Ridge Highlands includes seven State Parks, a National Forest, a natural area preserve, two scenic byways and access to the Appalachian Trail.
Virginia Lakes - Virginia's lakes and reservoirs are scattered throughout the state. The lakes and reservoirs in Virginia range from huge reservoirs to small lakes

Breaks Interstate Park - Official agency Website


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