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Rocky River Between Locust and Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide
"The Rocky River begins north of Charlotte near Mooresville. It flows southeast before swinging toward the east to join the Pee Dee River below Lake Tillery. It drains a watershed of about 1,500 square miles. Reed Gold Mine, location of the first authenticated discovery of gold in the United States, is on Little Meadow Creek, a tributary 5 miles north of the Section 1 put-in. In 1799, a 17-pound nugget was found in the creek. The mine has been preserved as a state historic site and is open to the public. This eTrail contains 6 sections of the Rocky River from Garmon Mill Road (Cabarrus Co. 1114) bridge to NC 109 bridge access on Pee Dee River."
--Paul Ferguson, Paddling Eastern North Carolina (Pocosin Press).
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