Neuse River

Smithfield, North Carolina

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The Neuse begins north of Durham at the confluence of the Eno and Flat Rivers. This is close to the beginning of Falls Lake. It is 24 miles to Falls Dam, northeast of Raleigh. Below the dam, the Neuse passes Raleigh, Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Kinston. It becomes a shallow, slow-moving, brackish estuary just upstream from New Bern. Where it empties into the Pamlico Sound, the Neuse has the widest river mouth in the continental United States. The Neuse River empties into Pamlico Sound below New Bern. It is one of three large rivers that flow into the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The estuarine system is the second largest in the United States. A paddling journey from Falls Dam to New Bern covers 193 miles. This eTrail contains 20 sections of the Neuse River from Falls Dam Tailrace to Glenburnie Park access at New Bern.
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

The Neuse begins north of Durham at the confluence of the Eno and Flat Rivers. This is close to the beginning of Falls Lake. It is 24 miles to Falls Dam, northeast of Raleigh. Below the dam, the Neuse passes Raleigh, Smithfield, Goldsboro, and Kinston. It becomes a shallow, slow-moving, brackish estuary just upstream from New Bern. Where it empties into the Pamlico Sound, the Neuse has the widest river mouth in the continental United States.

The Neuse River empties into Pamlico Sound below New Bern. It is one of three large rivers that flow into the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The estuarine system is the second largest in the United States. A paddling journey from Falls Dam to New Bern covers 193 miles. This eTrail contains 20 sections of the Neuse River from Falls Dam Tailrace to Glenburnie Park access at New Bern.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Smithfield
Length: 193
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I-III
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Wake Forest, Raleigh East, Garner, Clayton, Flowers, Selma, Powhatan, Four Oaks, Four Oaks NE, Princeton, Grantham, Southwest Goldsboro, Northwest Goldsboro, Southeast Goldsboro, Williams, Seven Springs, Deep Run, Falling Creek, Kinston, Rivermont, Grifton, Fort Barnwell, Vanceboro, Jasper, Askin
Topo Map: Neuse River Topographic Map
Guide Book: Paddling Eastern North Carolina Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2008

We put in on Old Hwy 111 off of Bill Lane Road and spent 5 hours floating/paddling down to Seven Springs. With the river at a moderate water level, there wasn't much problem with having to walk the canoe any.

11/30/2005

See pocosinpress.com for updated information on the Neuse River.

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