Gardner Creek

Williamston, North Carolina 27892

Gardner Creek

Gardner Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Gardner Creek is a blackwater stream draining Martin County below Jamesville and emptying into Devil’s Gut. The creek is popular with fishermen because it offers easy access to Devil’s Gut. For paddlers, Gardner Creek offers the most direct route to the first two camping platforms built by Roanoke River Partners.

The wooden decks (20 by 20 or 28 by 16 feet) are built on creeks running into Devil’s Gut. They provide an unusual camping experience in the heart of a cypress and tupelo-gum canopied swamp. There are no roofs over the platforms, but 8-foot posts with eyebolts allow for lashing of tarps or other equipment. No fires are permitted. A portable toilet is provided when picking up a permit. This eTrail contains 1 section of Gardner Creek from US 64 access at Gardner Creek to Stewart Street access at Jamesville via Devil's Gut and Roanoke River."

Gardner Creek Reviews

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Gardner creek was a beautiful kayak experience. we kayaked up to beaverlodge platform and spent the night. It was november and cold so we had no problems with bugs. the platforms are in the low swamp area which is pretty unique. we saw lots of birds, jumping fish, turtles and an otter. It takes about three hours to kayak to the site and you definately don't want to do it in the dark. the people at Robersons marina were nice and helpful, but not always around so make sure you call them in advance.
Update: A new platform, Beaver Tail, is next to Barred Owl Roost, allowing larger groups to camp together.

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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 Jamesville
Local Maps

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Jul 2018