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New Hope Creek Professional Review and Guide
"New Hope Creek begins about 5 miles south of Hillsborough. It flows generally eastward toward Durham and winds through Duke Forest, a research forest owned by Duke University. The terrain is rolling, with sharp bluffs along the stream. Near the Orange and Durham County line, New Hope Creek flows south between Durham and Chapel Hill, and the sharp bluffs disappear to be replaced by a swampy valley. Below US 15/501, land near the creek is part of Jordan Game Land. Just before crossing into Chatham County, New Hope Creek empties into Jordan Lake. Preservation of the New Hope watershed has been assisted by the Triangle Land Conservancy’s addition of three tracts along New Hope Creek, including the 296-area Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. The preserve extends over a mile along the creek from Mount Sinai Road to the put-in for the section described below, where most land is within Duke Forest. This eTrail contains 1 section of New Hope Creek from Turkey Farm Road (Orange Co. 1730) bridge to Erwin Road (Orange Co. 1734) bridge."
--Paul Ferguson, Paddling Eastern North Carolina (Pocosin Press).
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