South Fork New River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSouth Fork New River
|Counties||Watauga, Alleghany, Ashe|
|Main source||Middle Fork South Fork New River
Blowing Rock, NC
3,543 ft (1,080 m)
|2nd source||East Fork South Fork New River
Watauga County, NC
3,271 ft (997 m)
|River mouth||New River
Ashe County, NC
2,546 ft (776 m)
It stretches from its headwaters at a spring near Blowing Rock and the Eastern Continental Divide and meanders northward along the northwestern face of the Blue Ridge Mountains through the eastern and central portions of Watauga County and then Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina, passing through the town of Boone. It joins the North Fork New River in Ashe County to form the New River. Its waters ultimately reach the Gulf of Mexico through the Kanawha River, the Ohio River, and the Mississippi River. Its tributaries include Winkler's Creek, Boone (Kraut) Creek and Payne Branch.
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