Paddling Eastern North Carolina Guide Book

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)
Paddling Eastern North Carolina  by Paul Ferguson

470pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0972026800

A canoeing and kayaking guide to over 2,600 miles of rivers, creeks, swamps, whitewater, and flatwater with detailed descriptions and maps. The guidebook covers 70 streams from the Piedmont foothills to the coast. Each trip includes maps, distance, difficulty, width, gauge information, route descriptions, and much more. Some of these streams are covered by a guidebook for the first time!

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Trails from the "Paddling Eastern North Carolina" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 69.
... Preview: The Alligator River is the approximate limit of the northern range of American alligators. It begins in swampy land north of Lake Mattamuskeet and is joined by New Lake Fork as it flows generally nort ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Kilkenny, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 18.1
... Preview: The Ararat River begins just above the North Carolina border in Patrick County, Virginia. It flows through Mount Airy and comes within 3 miles of the majestic pinnacle of Pilot Mountain on its way to ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Ararat, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 24.6
... Preview: Bennetts Creek’s headwaters are in northeastern Gates County, just west of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Near Sunbury, two swamps converge to form Bennetts Creek. It flows west thro ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Gatesville, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: Big Marsh Swamp, Little Marsh Swamp, and Gallberry Swamp are the headwaters of Big Swamp. They begin from just southeast of Raeford to south of Hope Mills and join about 15 miles south of Fayetteville ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Boardman, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The Black River is formed by the confluence of Great Coharie and Six Runs Creeks, 15 miles south of Clinton. It picks up the South River and flows into the Cape Fear River above Wilmington. The Black ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Clinton, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 80.5
... Preview: Brice Creek (also known as Brices Creek) begins in Croatan National Forest and flows north, forming the northeast border of the forest. It joins the Trent River, 3 miles southwest of New Bern. This bl ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
New Bern, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Buffalo Creek begins at an elevation above 3,600 feet near Blowing Rock, on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its small watershed is just east of the Yadkin River headwaters. It flow ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Blowing Rock, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: The Cape Fear River is formed by the confluence of the Haw and Deep Rivers, near Moncure and Haywood, 10 miles northeast of Sanford. It flows through Lillington, Fayetteville, Elizabethtown, Wilmingto ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Wilmington, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 170.5
... Preview: The Cashie River (pronounced ca-shy) begins in the northeastern corner of Bertie (ber-tee) County, near the Roanoke River. It winds through the county, running generally southeast, and passes through ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Windsor, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 14.6
... Preview: Chicod Creek begins southwest of Washington and flows northwest toward Greenville. It briefly becomes the Beaufort and Pitt County line. Between Simpson and Grimesland, the stream turns east to join t ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Grimesland, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Chowan River begins as a large river on the North Carolina border at the confluence of the Nottoway and Blackwater Rivers, 10 miles northeast of Murfreesboro and 10 miles south of Franklin, Virgin ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Winton, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 32.9
... Preview: The headwaters of Contentnea Creek begin near Moccasin Creek, northeast of Raleigh and north of Zebulon. After flowing into Buckhorn Reservoir, west of Wilson, Contentnea Creek is born and continues i ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Grifton, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 99.8
... Preview: Crabtree Creek’s headwaters include Crabtree Creek west of Cary and several creeks starting east of Research Triangle Park. They flow into Lake Crabtree, a 520-acre flood-control lake in Cary. Downstr ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Raleigh, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The Dan River begins near the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles above Meadows of Dan, Virginia. It is impounded by Talbott Reservoir and its water used by the Pinnacles Hydroelectric Plant in Kibler Vall ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Madison, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 105.9
... Preview: The Deep River begins west of Greensboro and above High Point. It flows southeast passing near Asheboro and turning east near High Falls, one of many small mill towns built on the banks of the Deep. I ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Carbonton, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 87.2
... Preview: Dillard Creek is shown on topo maps as Indian Creek, beginning in northeast Chowan County. It flows southwest into Dillard’s Millpond. Dillard’s Millpond was built in the early 1700s and powered a saw ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Edenton, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.9
... Preview: Drowning Creek is a blackwater stream forming the headwaters of the Lumber River. It begins at an elevation of 700 feet in the Sandhills near Candor and becomes the Montgomery and Moore County border. ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Hoffman, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.8
... Preview: Elk Creek begins at an elevation of 3,200 feet in Watauga County, east of Boone, on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On the opposite side of the Blue Ridge Parkway is the watershed of t ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Darby, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: The Eno River begins northwest of Hillsborough and flows to the south. On the west side of Hillsborough, it turns east and passes across the northern part of Durham, where most of the river corridor i ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Durham, NC - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: The Fisher River watershed begins at an elevation above 2,500 feet on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near where the Blue Ridge Parkway enters Virginia. It flows southeast, takes a m ... From the guidebook "Paddling Eastern North Carolina"
Stony Knoll, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20.7