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North Carolina whitewater, Roanoke River

Northampton county, North Carolina Route 48 to 1/2 mile downstream of US 301 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     5.6 miles
  The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Roanoke Rapids, as you can see on the road map further down. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. There are some good hotels near
    the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the North Carolina Route 48 to 1/2 mile downstream of US 301 section is one of them.
The nature scenery of Northampton County and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Garysburg come to Roanoke River. Summer brings
 
highs in the 80's to Roanoke River, and all through the night it cools down to the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's; after the sun is down through the winter temperatures at Roanoke River dip into the 20's. Roanoke River is a wet place that gets a good deal of rain. August is the month that gets the most rain while April is regularly the driest month.

Roanoke River, North Carolina Route 48 to 1/2 mile downstream of US 301 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 Roanoke River.
 Whitewater Near Roanoke River:
Roanoke River, Northampton County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.6 miles long (North Carolina Route 48 to 1/2 mile downstream of US 301)
 Hotels Near Roanoke River:
Super 8 Garysburg/Roanoke Rapids, Garysburg , 1 miles away
Econo Lodge Weldon, Weldon , 2 miles away
Days Inn Weldon Roanoke Rapids, Weldon , 2 miles away
Sleep Inn Roanoke Rapids, Roanoke Rapids , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn Roanoke Rapids, Roanoke Rapids , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Roanoke River:
The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, Roanoke Rapids, 3 miles away
Cattail Creek Campground, Skippers, 7 miles away
Enfield/Rocky Mount KOA, Enfield, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Roanoke River:
Medoc Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Roanoke River:
Chockoyotte Country Club, Weldon , 2 miles away
Myrick Hills Country Club, Littleton , 16 miles away
Scotfield Country Club, Enfield , 18 miles away
 Lakes Near Roanoke River
Lake Gaston, Northampton , 14 miles away

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