Rocky River

Paddle the Rocky River

Primary Route: Put in on Plank Road and paddle to Highway 52
Distance: ~6 miles
Put In: Approximately 2494 Plank Road, Norwood NC 28128. After crossing the bridge across the Rocky River, there is a small unpaved road on the right that leads down near the river. This property is owned by Anson County and access questions can bee directed to
Take Out: Highway 52 Bridge, Norwood NC 28128. Exit the river directly after passing under the bridge on the left. There is no official parking located here, but there is a gravel area at the intersection of Riverview Road and Highway 52.

Directions: 

Additional Information: The Rocky River joins with the Pee Dee River at Colson’s Plantation, a strategic location along a north-south route during the American Revolution.

Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail

Paddle a segment of the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail in Davidson, Davie, and Rowan Counties

There is no primary route for this trail. The trail is 22 miles long with 10 significant historical locations along the river that are denoted by sequentially numbered navigational markers visible from the river. The trail map contains descriptions and pictures of each historical site. There are four access points along the river.

Click here to visit the Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail website, and here to view an interactive Google Map of the trail to help you choose your route.

The Narrows

Paddle The Narrows into Falls Reservoir to see the dam, waterfall, and caves

Primary Route: Put in at Falls Road and paddle north toward Badin Dam
Distance: Unknown
Put In: At the end of Falls Road, Albemarle NC
Take Out: At the end of Falls Road, Albemarle NC

Directions: From the Falls Road access, paddle north on the Yadkin River to Badin Dam. There is a waterfall to the right of the dam and caves located nearby. Take the same route back to the Falls Road access.

Alternative access: Put in at the end of Deep Water Trail in Montgomery County. This access is at the end of a long dirt and gravel road.

 

Little River

Paddle on the Little River to Capelsie Dam

Primary Route: Put in at the Pekin Road Wildlife Resource Commission Access and paddle to Capelsie Dam
Distance: Unknown
Put In: Wildlife Resource Commission Acess at 2388 Pekin Road, Candor NC. If you take Highway 134 to Troy (becomes Main Street in town) you will come to a stoplight and continue straight across, this becomes Pekin Road. It is just a few miles south of there to the Wildlife Resources Commission put-in and there is signage there. You’ll turn right onto the gravel driveway and take the left fork to the parking area.
Take Out: Capelsie Dam on Hogan Drive, Candor NC

Directions: From the Pekin Road access, paddle north on The Little River until you reach Hogan Drive (Capelsie Dam). Explore some neat coves, rocky outcrops, and spot birds and wildflowers along the way. This is more of a flat-water experience, so it should not be too strenuous of a float.

Uwharrie River

The LandTrust is particularly proud of its work to preserve the beautiful Uwharrie River. There are numerous remote and scenic stretches that can be paddled thanks to our conservation efforts. Pick one of the following to count towards the Paddle Challenge!

1. Paddle down the Uwharrie River from High Pine Church Road to Low Water Bridge

Primary Route: Put in on the south side of the road and the west side of the river.
Distance: 7.3 miles
Put In: Approximately 8050 High Pine Church Road, Asheboro NC 27205
Take Out: 860 Low Water Bridge Road, Troy NC

Directions: The put in access on High Pine Church Road is a bit steep to get down to the river - please exercise caution. Paddle south along the Uwharrie River to Low Water Bridge. Take out on the right side of the river.

Uwharrie River Mist at Low Water Bridge Preserve

2. Paddle down the Uwharrie River along the largest LandTrust protected property

Primary Route: Put in at Low Water Bridge and paddle to the NC 109 bridge access
Distance: 6.8 miles
Put In: 860 Low Water Bridge Road, Troy NC
Take Out: Under the bridge at 3660 NC 109, Troy NC

Directions: Put in at Low Water Bridge and paddle south on the Uwharrie River. The NC 109 bridge is the only bridge along this route. The take out access will be on the right side under the bridge.

3. Paddle from Hwy 109 to the Capel Property or Morrow Mountain State Park

Primary Route: Put in at Low Water Bridge and paddle to the NC 109 bridge access
Distance: 6.5 miles to Capel; 8.5 miles to Morrow Mountain State Park
Put In: Under the bridge at 3660 NC 109, Troy NC
Take Out: 368 Dennis Road, Troy NC. There is a gate at the road - you will need LandTrust permission to access the gate and drive down to the river. Contact Crystal at crystal@landtrustcnc.org or 336-633-0143 for permission. Alternatively, you can take out at Morrow Mountain State Park Boat Ramp that has public access. Morrow Mountain State Park: 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle NC.

Directions: Put in at the Hwy 109 Access and paddle south on the Uwharrie River. If you take out at the Capel Property, the take out is on the south side of the river, on the left as you float downstream. You will see a building downstream on the right - the take out is before that building. If you take out at Morrow Mountain, the Uwharrie River intersects with the Yadkin River - paddle straight across the Yadkin to the Boat Ramp.

South Yadkin River

Paddle on the South Yadkin River from Highway 601 to Hannah Ferry Road

Primary Route: Put in at Highway 601 S and paddle south to the convergence of the Yadkin and S Yadkin rivers
Distance: ~4 miles
Put In: 8500 U.S. 601, Mocksville, NC 27028
Take Out: 955 Hannah Ferry Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144

Directions: From the Hwy 601 access, paddle south along the S Yadkin River to Hannah Ferry Road access on your right just before the convergence of the S Yadkin and Yadkin rivers.

Map of Paddle Route: South Yadkin River: Hwy 601 S -> Hannah Ferry Rd

Map of Paddle Route: South Yadkin River: Hwy 601 S -> Hannah Ferry Rd

Tuckertown Reservoir

Paddle up Riles Creek to Tuckertown Reservoir

Primary Route: Put in at Royals Creek Access (also known as Riles Creek) and paddle north to Tuckertown Reservoir
Distance: Unknown
Put In: 16920 State Route 1004, Richfield, NC. There is limited parking available on the side of the road. Use caution with passing traffic.
Take Out: 16920 State Route 1004, Richfield, NC

Directions: From the Riles Creek Access off Stokes Ferry Road (SR 1004), paddle north up Riles Creek to reach Tuckertown Reservoir. After exploring, take the same route back to the access point.

Cabin Creek

Paddle out and back on Cabin Creek

Primary Route: Put in on Spies Road and paddle upstream (southwest) along Cabin Creek, then return to the access
Distance: ~3 miles round trip
Put In: 583 Spies Road, Robbins NC
Take Out: 583 Spies Road, Robbins NC

Directions: Paddle upstream (southwest) along Cabin Creek from the Spies Road access. Turn around after about 1.5 miles to complete the route. If you continue, you will eventually reach a bridge for Pine Grove Church Road.

Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail: Roberdel -> Steele St

Paddle on the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail from Roberdel Access to Steele Street Access

Primary Route: Put in at Roberdel Access along Hitchcock Creek and paddle to the Steele Street Access just north of Rockingham
Distance: 3.67 miles one way
Put In: Roberdel Access, 34.97003, -79.74509
Take Out: Steele Street Access, 34.94855, -79.77240

Directions: Click here to view the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail map.

Tuckertown Reservoir

On Wildlife Access Rd. (SR 2191), off River Road (SR 2152), east of Rockwell, NC

This reservoir, located in southeastern Rowan county, has excellent boating opportunities and fishing for bass, trout, crappie, sunfish, perch, and catfish. This site provides access to the reservoir with a NC Wildlife Resources Commission boat ramp.

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Paddle: Tuckertown

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