The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Big Bend of South Branch
Deep within the canyon of The Smoke Hole, in Grant County, the Big Bend of the South Branch of the Potomac River loops to within 20 yards of itself, forming a circular run that's popular among canoeists and inner-tube fanatics. A calm river in summer and autumn, the South Branch at the bend offers some small rapids, but the real pleasure of a leisurely tube through the bend is the ever-changing panorama of towering rocks and mountain peaks. A National Forest Service campground with facilities is also located at the bend.