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North Carolina whitewater, Little Fishing Creek

Granville county, North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     7 miles
  The nature scenery of North Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside North Carolina you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The starting
    location is a reasonable drive from Henderson, as you can see on the road map further down. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622 section is one of
them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip. The North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622 stretch of Little Fishing Creek is 7 miles long and has been determined  
by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Little Fishing Creek is a site with many visitors from Oxford. Falls Lake State Park is a great site. Little Fishing Creek frequently gets a lot of rainfall. July is when you get the most rain here, and the driest month of the year is April. During the summertime, highs ordinarily are in the 80's at Little Fishing Creek. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's while the cold winter nights at Little Fishing Creek are in the 20's.

Little Fishing Creek, North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622 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 Little Fishing Creek.
 Whitewater Near Little Fishing Creek:
Tar River, Granville/Franklin/Vance County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 to Route 1203)
Little Fishing Creek, Granville County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622)
Neuse River, Wake County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Route 2000 Bridge to US 401)
Neuse River, Wake County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 0.25 miles long (Falls Dam)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 24 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (US Route 501 to Route 1614)
Little River, Durham County, 28 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1.5 miles long (Johnson U. to US Route 501)
 Ski Areas Near Little Fishing Creek:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 99 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Little Fishing Creek:
Satterwhite Point Marina, Henderson , 14 miles away
Rollingview Marina, Durham , 17 miles away
Steele Creek Marina, Townsville , 18 miles away
Steele Creek Marina & Campground, Henderson , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Little Fishing Creek:
Kings Inn Motel, Oxford , 5 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Oxford, Oxford , 5 miles away
Sleep Inn Henderson, Henderson , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Henderson, Henderson , 9 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Henderson Oxford, Henderson , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little Fishing Creek:
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Holly Point, Raleigh, 14 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - B W Wells Group, Raleigh, 14 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Shinleaf, Raleigh, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little Fishing Creek:
Falls Lake State Park, North Carolina , 11 miles away
Kerr Lake State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Hibernia Public Use Area, North Carolina , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little Fishing Creek:
Thorndale Country Club, Oxford , 7 miles away
Olde Liberty Golf Course, Youngsville , 8 miles away
Henderson Country Club, Henderson , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Little Fishing Creek
Falls Lake, Wake , 16 miles away

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