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North Carolina whitewater, Bear Creek

country county, May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     1 miles
  This section of Bear Creek is 1 miles long and has been rated as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. 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 rivers in this state are less demanding. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby
    campground. This section is very short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places.
You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The beautiful scenery of country County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. The put-in location is a short drive from Sanford, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further  
down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Bear Creek there are plenty of folks from Moncure. All through the warm months at Bear Creek highs are regularly in the 80's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 60's. During the wintertime highs are regularly in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Bear Creek. Bear Creek is a wet site that gets much rainfall. Through the month of May you get the most rain around here; the driest month is September.

Bear Creek, May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Bear Creek.
 Whitewater Near Bear Creek:
Bear Creek, country County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
Deep River, Chatham County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Haw River, Chatham County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Haw River, Chatham County, 10 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902)
Haw River, Chatham County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 18 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
Deep River, Moore County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (North Carolina Route 22 to Route 1006)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
 Marinas Near Bear Creek:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near Bear Creek:
Econo Lodge Sanford, Sanford , 8 miles away
Days Inn Sanford, Sanford , 8 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Sanford, Sanford , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn Sanford, Sanford , 10 miles away
Comfort Suites Sanford, Sanford , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Bear Creek:
Jordan Dam RV Park and Campground, Moncure, 10 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - New Hope Overlook, Pittsboro, 12 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Vista Point, Pittsboro, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Bear Creek:
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Weymouth Woods - Sandhills State Park, North Carolina , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Bear Creek:
Sanford Golf Course, Sanford , 7 miles away
Deep River Golf Course, Sanford , 10 miles away
Scott's Outback Driving Range, Sanford , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Bear Creek
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 11 miles away
University Lake, Orange , 17 miles away

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