Tranters Creek

Washington, North Carolina

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Tranters Creek begins near Robersonville and flows south, forming first the Martin and Pitt County border and then the Beaufort and Pitt County border. Tranters Creek does not pass through any towns. It joins the Tar River, just east of Washington. The Tar-Pamlico Basin drains 5,440 square miles and is North Carolina’s fourth largest river basin. It is one of only four major river basins whose boundaries are located entirely within the state. The Tar River begins in the Piedmont between Oxford and Roxboro and flows southeast.
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

Tranters Creek begins near Robersonville and flows south, forming first the Martin and Pitt County border and then the Beaufort and Pitt County border. Tranters Creek does not pass through any towns. It joins the Tar River, just east of Washington.

The Tar-Pamlico Basin drains 5,440 square miles and is North Carolina’s fourth largest river basin. It is one of only four major river basins whose boundaries are located entirely within the state. The Tar River begins in the Piedmont between Oxford and Roxboro and flows southeast.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Washington
Distance: 10.9
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Grimesland, Washington
Driving Directions: Directions to Tranters Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

5/10/2009
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I have never paid so much to stay in such a dump! In the early afternoon I saw a guy cleaning the bathrooms and that night I saw him come out of the men's restroom with a girl! My 5yr old daughter HEARD them! The staff was completely rude and I felt like I was being watched the entire stay. Save your money and keep driving folks.


8/19/2006
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Tranters Creek is one of my favorite kayaking destinations in the area for a quick trip. Easily accessible, we put it at the wildlife ramp just west of Washington. While the trip up-river has you going by many houses, simply heading downriver will send you into some lovely nature areas that are much quieter and great for an afternoon kayak fish outing. A favorite spot is to go to the mouth where Tranters Creek hooks up with the Tar-Pamlico River and paddle across the view the osprey nest on the opposite bank. In the spring and fall you can often see baby osprey. Where the creek and river meet are a couple of small islands, one which has a great little sand area to pull up and have an afternoon picnic on. Highly recommended


11/30/2005
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Section 1 Update: A campground is on the right bank (mi 9.5). Tranters Creek Resort and Campground has 15+ campsites available for tent campers (two per site).



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