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North Carolina whitewater, Mayo River - South Fork

Rockingham county, Route 695 Bridge to Route 1359 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-IV     5 miles
 
I've done both the North and South Forks of this cool river and made solo trips to the takeout (class III) to just paddle the holes and ledges. I love this river! It has it all.....except (class IV) rapids. haha Fun as everything tho! Its fun to paddle over the boulder on the last good rapid! Says Babyjeezus

The nature scenery of Rockingham County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. Mayo
    River - South Fork doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Route 695 Bridge to Route 1359 stretch is the only one. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions
for lots of people. This is a pretty decent length section, it's good length for a morning trip. The campgrounds here at Mayo River - South Fork are pretty good. The Route 695 Bridge to Route 1359 section of Mayo River - South Fork in North Carolina is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-IV section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit  
more forgiving, so keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

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