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North Carolina whitewater, Deep River

Moore county, North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     12.7 miles
  The North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456 stretch of Deep River in Moore County is 12.7 miles long and is a class I-II section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Southern Pines it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so keep in
    mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water are in themselves
reasons enough to come here to paddle. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456 stretch is just one of many. The campgrounds here at Deep River are pretty good. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number  
of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Deep River you will meet lots of folks from close by Bennett. Deep River sees pretty high levels of rain. Most of the rain falls all through August, and the driest month of the year is April. Summertime highs at Deep River usually tend to be in the 80's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Highs during the wintertime are commonly in the 40's; nighttime lows through the winter for Deep River tend to be in the 20's.

Deep River, North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456 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 Deep River.
 Whitewater Near Deep River:
Deep River, Moore County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 12.7 miles long (North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456)
Deep River, Moore County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 6.5 miles long (Route 1456 to North Carolina Route 22)
Deep River, Moore County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 9.5 miles long (North Carolina Route 22 to Route 1006)
Deep River, Randolph County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II - 5.4 miles long (Route 2221 to Route 2615)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902)
Deep River, Randolph County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 6 miles long (Route 2128 to Route 2221)
Bear Creek, country County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
Deep River, Chatham County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Uwharrie River, Randolph/Montgomery County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (Route 1301 to Morrow Mountain State Park)
 Hotels Near Deep River:
Americas Best Inn Siler City, Siler City , 14 miles away
Days Inn & Suites Siler City, Siler City , 14 miles away
Quality Inn Asheboro, Asheboro , 15 miles away
Hampton Inn Asheboro, Asheboro , 15 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheboro, Asheboro , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deep River:
Deep River Campground And RV Park, Asheboro, 13 miles away
Zooland, Asheboro, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deep River:
Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina , 27 miles away
Weymouth Woods - Sandhills State Park, North Carolina , 27 miles away
Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deep River:
Riverside Country Club, Robbins , 9 miles away
Siler City Country Club, Siler City , 12 miles away
Ferguson Farms Golf Course, Staley , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Deep River
Camp Nawaka Lake, Randolph , 19 miles away
Von Canon Lake, Moore , 19 miles away

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