Lower Little Creek

Spring Lake North Carolina Water Trails

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The Lower Little River is noted on some maps as simply the Little River, but it is more commonly called the Lower Little River to distinguish it from the Upper Little River, only 5 miles to the north. The Lower Little begins in the Sandhills region, about 6 miles northwest of Pinehurst, and flows east through several reservoirs. At the confluence with James Creek, the Lower Little River becomes the northern border of Fort Bragg Military Reservation and then flows through military property. Paddling through military property is allowed, but there are restrictions on use of the roads. The Lower Little River becomes the Harnett and Cumberland County border before joining the Cape Fear River, 5 miles south of Erwin. The river has a good gradient and a variety of scenery including old hydroelectric dams, high banks, and interesting vegetation. This eTrail contains 4 sections of the Lower Little River from Morrison Bridge Road (Moore Co. 2021) bridge to NC 217 bridge.
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

The Lower Little River is noted on some maps as simply the Little River, but it is more commonly called the Lower Little River to distinguish it from the Upper Little River, only 5 miles to the north. The Lower Little begins in the Sandhills region, about 6 miles northwest of Pinehurst, and flows east through several reservoirs. At the confluence with James Creek, the Lower Little River becomes the northern border of Fort Bragg Military Reservation and then flows through military property. Paddling through military property is allowed, but there are restrictions on use of the roads. The Lower Little River becomes the Harnett and Cumberland County border before joining the Cape Fear River, 5 miles south of Erwin. The river has a good gradient and a variety of scenery including old hydroelectric dams, high banks, and interesting vegetation. This eTrail contains 4 sections of the Lower Little River from Morrison Bridge Road (Moore Co. 2021) bridge to NC 217 bridge.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Paddling & Canoeing
Nearby City: Spring Lake
Length: 38.8
Skill Level: Flatwater to Class I.
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Lobelia, Overhills, Manchester, Slocomb, Bunnlevel, Erwin
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