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Yes sir 3 days of bless on the river. My brother and I always manage to land a couple fish 2-3 pounds. And a ton of small ones. It's been a couple of years sense I've done that float and feel like I miss it. It's just so peaceful out there.

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I just am so excited for this spring. I'm ready to do a nice long float down the Kings.. Marble down to Rock house rd is my favorite!

Looking for some advice since you're familiar with the river. Me and a buddy were talking about A two day fishing trip down the Kings in the yaks this Spring. Marble to Rockhouse looks like too much ground to cover for a two day trip if you are fishing. What would you rcomend for a two day trip? How much water will we need? Any advice for a good camping spot? Any other advice GREATLY appreciated!

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If you have enough water I recommend marble to marshal's ford. The scenery is incredible. Camping spot.......a gravel bar.

I was looking at that- It sounds like there is a pullout at Marshal's ford- is it OK to leave a pickup vehicle there overnight? We were planning on camping on a gravel bar, just didn't know if there was someplace we should look specifically. Lastly, how much water is needed to float Marbel to Marshal's ford- can it be based on the Berryville gauge??

Thanks-

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Marshal ford probably isn't the safest place but your rig should be ok. As safe as any low water bridge I suppose. The water level is hard for me to say because I don't have the ability to monitor it properly. I can tell you it has to be flowing pretty good. We always camp on this bar with a bluff just upstream. I know that doesn't narrow it down any.

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I was looking at that- It sounds like there is a pullout at Marshal's ford- is it OK to leave a pickup vehicle there overnight? We were planning on camping on a gravel bar, just didn't know if there was someplace we should look specifically. Lastly, how much water is needed to float Marbel to Marshal's ford- can it be based on the Berryville gauge??

Thanks-

You'll want the level to be OVER 4 ft. on the USGS guage. Preferably 4.5 or so.

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I've left a vehicle parked at Marshall Ford on several occasions and never had a problem, yet anyways. There is pull off parking on the road there. You can float that stretch under 4.0 on the Berryville gauge, but the closer you get to 3 the more you will have to get out and walk the shoals. Agree 4.0 or so is ideal.

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Kings in one of those rivers where you get to pick good floating or good fishing, but not both. You can split the difference at about 3.5 and it's pretty good for each. It's fishable up to a little over 4 (fly fishing. I suppose with spinning gear you'd be alright a bit higher), and floatable down to 2 and some change as long as you have a stout heart and back to drag. Some form of plastic boat or canoe would be better than aluminium as it slides on the gravel more easily. Regardless, you should be able to make the trip between 2 and 5 on the gauge, but it's better to try and hit the middle of that range. Of course, you go when you can go and make do.

It is worth mentioning that a heavy rainstorm will blow that river out in a big hurry.

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