Newport River

Newport, North Carolina

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The Newport River begins near the Pocosin Wilderness area of Croatan National Forest as two blackwater streams: the Northwest Prong and Southwest Prong. The prongs join west of the town of Newport, and the river flows southeast, passing just south of Newport. About 3 miles northwest of Morehead City, the Newport River becomes a bay up to 2 miles wide. This bay has a water path to the Neuse River through Harlowe Creek, Harlowe Canal, and Clubfoot Creek. The Newport River flows to the eastern end of Bogue Sound, between Morehead City and Beaufort. This eTrail contains 1 section of the Newport River from Old Highway 70 (Carteret Co. 1247) access near Newport to Oyster Point access off Mill Creek Road (Carteret Co. 1154).
Paddling Eastern North Carolina

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Paddling Eastern North Carolina

by Paul Ferguson (Pocosin Press)

The Newport River begins near the Pocosin Wilderness area of Croatan National Forest as two blackwater streams: the Northwest Prong and Southwest Prong. The prongs join west of the town of Newport, and the river flows southeast, passing just south of Newport.

About 3 miles northwest of Morehead City, the Newport River becomes a bay up to 2 miles wide. This bay has a water path to the Neuse River through Harlowe Creek, Harlowe Canal, and Clubfoot Creek. The Newport River flows to the eastern end of Bogue Sound, between Morehead City and Beaufort. This eTrail contains 1 section of the Newport River from Old Highway 70 (Carteret Co. 1247) access near Newport to Oyster Point access off Mill Creek Road (Carteret Co. 1154).

©  Paul Ferguson/Pocosin Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Newport
Distance: 8.1
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Maps: USGS Newport
Driving Directions: Directions to Newport River

Recent Trail Reviews

11/30/2005
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Section 1 Update: A new outfitter, River Rat Rentals & Sales, near the put-in rents canoes and kayaks. They are open Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday. Location: 323 Chatham Street, Newport, NC 28570. Business phone: 252-241-6223, home phone: 336-368-1460.



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