Passage Creek

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Passage Creek
Passage Creek Virginia.jpg
Passage Creek in early spring
Country United States
State Virginia
Counties Shenandoah, Warren, Page
Source
 - location West of Luray, Page County
 - coordinates 38°39′51″N 78°35′45″W / 38.66417°N 78.59583°W / 38.66417; -78.59583 [1]
Mouth North Fork Shenandoah River
 - location East of Strasburg, Warren County
 - coordinates 38°58′36″N 78°16′12″W / 38.97667°N 78.27000°W / 38.97667; -78.27000Coordinates: 38°58′36″N 78°16′12″W / 38.97667°N 78.27000°W / 38.97667; -78.27000 [1]
Length 38.5 mi (62 km) [2]
Location of the mouth of the Passage Creek in Virginia

Passage Creek is a 38.5-mile-long (62.0 km)[2] tributary stream of the North Fork Shenandoah River in Fort Valley, Virginia. For most of its length it flows through a rural valley between the two spine-like ridges of Massanutten Mountain, then exits the valley by cutting a narrow gorge through the northeast end of the mountain.

Recreation[edit]

Passage Creek passes through the George Washington National Forest, managed by the United States Forest Service. It is annually stocked with trout by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.[3] The stream runs along Fort Valley Road, and is accessible at the Elizabeth Furnace recreation area.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Passage Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  3. ^ "Trout Area Map 1" (PDF). Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ US Forest Service - Elizabeth Furnace recreation area page