Bennetts Creek

Gatesville, North Carolina 27938

Bennetts Creek

Bennetts Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Bennetts Creek’s headwaters are in northeastern Gates County, just west of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Near Sunbury, two swamps converge to form Bennetts Creek. It flows west through Lassiter Swamp and into Merchants Millpond State Park. Below Merchants Millpond, Bennetts Creek turns to the south, passes by Gatesville, and flows through the Chowan Swamp and into the Chowan River.

The Stewards of Bennetts Creek is a group of volunteers who watch over Bennetts Creek and assist the Merchants Millpond staff. Several times a year, they remove trash and clear a path through downed trees on Bennetts Creek below Merchants Millpond. They have also provided the labor to construct the steps and dock at the put-in. This eTrail contains 2 sections of Bennetts Creek from Millpond Road (Gates Co. 1400) access to Cannons Ferry Road (Chowan Co. 1231) access on Chowan River."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
Class I
Gauge information and route specifics are provided for each section in the eTrail.
Local Contacts
USGS Merchants Millpond, Gatesville, Mintonsville
Local Maps

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Jul 2018