New River

Gum Branch, North Carolina

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When the New River is mentioned, many think of the mountain river above Boone, flowing toward Virginia. The New River of the Coastal Plain starts in the northwest corner of Onslow County. It flows through Richlands and on to Jacksonville, where it becomes a slow-moving, tidal bay, reaching several miles wide. About 20 miles below Jacksonville, the New River meets the Atlantic Ocean through a narrow opening called New River Inlet. This eTrail contains 3 sections of the New River from NC 24 bridge west of Richlands to US 17 access at Jacksonville.
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

When the New River is mentioned, many think of the mountain river above Boone, flowing toward Virginia. The New River of the Coastal Plain starts in the northwest corner of Onslow County.

It flows through Richlands and on to Jacksonville, where it becomes a slow-moving, tidal bay, reaching several miles wide. About 20 miles below Jacksonville, the New River meets the Atlantic Ocean through a narrow opening called New River Inlet. This eTrail contains 3 sections of the New River from NC 24 bridge west of Richlands to US 17 access at Jacksonville.

©  Paul Ferguson/Pocosin Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Gum Branch
Distance: 22.2
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Richlands, Catherine Lake, Jacksonville North
Driving Directions: Directions to New River

Recent Trail Reviews

1/10/2010
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We put in at cow horn rd in Richland n.c. The trail on the sight starts on hwy 24 but when the water is hi the cow horn swamp is better. The water is getting lower the canoe scraped in a few spots nothing bad the yak had no probs. We saw a lot of ducks and song birds and one deer. The cow horn meets the new river about 2hrs in to your trip. There are a lot of large cypress trees in the upper section and a lot of cool looking rocks in the lower sec. If you are going up river from the rhodestown landing you will take a right at the fork. Really a fun trip but I can’t say it enough check the water level or you’ll get stuck in the swamp I did it last summer not fun. If you go through in the warm weather be wear of alligators and snakes. There are 4 log dams all of the passable in the boat in both directions. If u have any?? Hit me up. huckbig87@gmail.com


11/30/2005
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See pocosinpress.com for updates on the New River.



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