Big Swamp

Boardman, North Carolina

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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 to form Big Swamp. As Big Swamp flows south near Tarheel, it is only 4 miles west of the Cape Fear River. After passing between Bladenboro and Lumberton, it flows southwest to join the Lumber River. This eTrail contains 1 section of Big Swamp from Old Lumberton Road (Robeson Co. 1002) access to US 74 access on Lumber River near Boardman.
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

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 to form Big Swamp. As Big Swamp flows south near Tarheel, it is only 4 miles west of the Cape Fear River.

After passing between Bladenboro and Lumberton, it flows southwest to join the Lumber River. This eTrail contains 1 section of Big Swamp from Old Lumberton Road (Robeson Co. 1002) access to US 74 access on Lumber River near Boardman.

©  Paul Ferguson/Pocosin Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Boardman
Distance: 6.5
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Evergreen
Driving Directions: Directions to Big Swamp

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