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North Carolina whitewater, Rocky River

Stanly Union Anson county, Route 1440 Bridge to US Route 52 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     25 miles
 
I paddled the thread trail ''blueway'' near Midland, from the Pharr Family Preserve to the Riverbend Farm. This is a 4.5 mile section of easy water, and took about an hour to paddle at this flow. The put in and take out are very well maintained, with steps to the water, but know that there is a 1/4 mike walk from the parking lot to the river at the put in. The Rocky River gage above Irish Buffalo creek showed about 500 cfm which is an excellent
    level to paddle, no real rapids, nor anything very difficult to navigate, but any rock gardens/sandbars had plenty of water over them to avoid scraping. There were several fallen trees forming strainers, but none extended
all the way across the channel and were easy to avoid at this flow. This stretch has no development whatsoever on it, and has a nice secluded feel. Says Harrison Carter

HWY 601 bridge to Renee Ford Road in Stanfield is a good lazy half day trip. There are some rapids, nice views. However it is shallow in places if the river is low. I have some put in and out points should anyone be interested as I live on this part of the river. You
 
may contact me at shotguntinanc@aol.com for info or trip guide Says Anonymous

I want to Paddle the Rocky River with my Family.  I cannot find anyone who has made the trip or know anything about the river.  Can anyone help? Says Jim McNeill

1. There are plenty of sections of the Rocky River you have left out, Hwy. 24/27 bridge to Hwy 200 bridge. 2. Hwy 200 to Hwy 138 over long creek, down to the Pee Dee river.  almost triple the amount miles. would be happy to lead any one down this beautiful river for one hour or one week. Says Adam Henderson

The Route 1440 Bridge to US Route 52 Bridge section of Rocky River in Stanly/Union/Anson County is 25 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section.

Rocky River, Route 1440 Bridge to US Route 52 Bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Rocky River.
 Whitewater Near Rocky River:
Rocky River, Stanly/Union/Anson County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 25 miles long (Route 1440 Bridge to US Route 52 Bridge)
Uwharrie River, Randolph/Montgomery County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (Route 1301 to Morrow Mountain State Park)
 Hotels Near Rocky River:
Sleep Inn & Suites, Albemarle , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ALBEMARLE, Albemarle , 11 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn And Suites Albemarle, Albemarle , 11 miles away
Quality Inn Albemarle, Albemarle , 11 miles away
Best Western Albemarle Inn, Albemarle , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rocky River:
Norwood Camping Resort, Norwood, 11 miles away
Cotton Patch Gold Mine, New London, 15 miles away
Wood Run Hunt Camp, Mount Gilead, 16 miles away
 Trails Near Rocky River:
Uwharrie National Recreation Trail, Montgomery , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rocky River:
Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Cheraw State Park, South Carolina , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rocky River:
Mountain Brook Golf Course, Albemarle , 11 miles away
Eagle Chase Golf Club, Marshville , 11 miles away
Piney Point Golf Club, Norwood , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Rocky River
Lake Tillery, Stanly , 13 miles away
Falls Reservoir, Stanly , 17 miles away
Badin Lake, Montgomery , 18 miles away

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