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North Carolina whitewater, Eno River

Orange Durham county, Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6.2 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Durham, as you can see on the road map further down. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. This section of Eno River is 6.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-III section. The wonderful North Carolina
    scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. There are many good hotels to choose from, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There are campgrounds quite near the
river where you can camp. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Eno River State Park is worth
 
visiting if you're at Eno River, and lots of people from Hillsborough come here. Summertime highs at Eno River typically tend to be in the 80's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 40's; all through the dark hours in the winter at Eno River temperatures sink to the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Eno River a wet site. The wettest month of the year is usually July, that's the one that rains the most while April is frequently the driest month.

Eno River, Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Eno River.
 Whitewater Near Eno River:
Stone's Creek, Orange County, 2 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.08 miles long (Pleasant Green Dam to Eno River)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Little River, Durham County, 8 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1.5 miles long (Johnson U. to US Route 501)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (US Route 501 to Route 1614)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
Haw River, Chatham County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Haw River, Chatham County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Haw River, Chatham County, 19 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
 Marinas Near Eno River:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Eno River:
Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel, Durham , 2 miles away
Red Roof Inn Durham Duke Medical Center, Durham , 4 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Hillsborough, Hillsborough , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HILLSBOROUGH (DURHAM AREA), Hillsborough , 5 miles away
Hilton Durham Near Duke University, Durham , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eno River:
Birchwood RV Park, Durham, 5 miles away
Spring Hill Park, Chapel Hill, 13 miles away
Holly Grove Campground, Durham County, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eno River:
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 2 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 19 miles away
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eno River:
Occoneechee Golf Club, Hillsborough , 2 miles away
Cedar Grove Golf Course, Hillsborough , 3 miles away
Twin Lakes Golf Course, Chapel Hill , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Eno River
University Lake, Orange , 10 miles away

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