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North Carolina whitewater, Deep River

Chatham county, US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7 miles
  If you're coming from Sanford it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Chatham County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge section of Deep River in North Carolina is 7 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a
    class I-II section of whitewater. 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 sections in this
river system that can be paddled as well. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often easier than in other states, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are  
not very demanding. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're popping by Deep River from Moncure, you won't be the only one; Jordan Lake State Park is a good site to stop by. Near Deep River you stumble on the Lanier Falls Trail which is a nice hiking trail. A lot of rainfall falls at Deep River. During the month of May you get the most rain around here, and the driest month is September. Throughout the summertime months, highs usually are in the 80's at Deep River.

Deep River, US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge 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, Chatham County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Bear Creek, country County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
Haw River, Chatham County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
Haw River, Chatham County, 10 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 12 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
Haw River, Chatham County, 14 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 17 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902)
Little River, Moore/Hoke/Cumberland County, 23 miles away
      Class I - 8 miles long (Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 23 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
 Marinas Near Deep River:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Deep River:
Americas Best Value Inn Sanford, Sanford , 7 miles away
Days Inn Sanford, Sanford , 7 miles away
Econo Lodge Sanford, Sanford , 7 miles away
Comfort Suites Sanford, Sanford , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Sanford, Sanford , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Deep River:
Jordan Dam RV Park and Campground, Moncure, 5 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - New Hope Overlook, Pittsboro, 8 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Vista Point, Pittsboro, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Deep River:
Lanier Falls Trail, Harnett , 16 miles away
Campbell Creek Loop, Harnett , 16 miles away
Northington Ferry Trail, Harnett , 17 miles away
West Loop Horse Trail, Harnett , 17 miles away
Fish Camp Trail, Harnett , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Deep River:
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 14 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Weymouth Woods - Sandhills State Park, North Carolina , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Deep River:
Deep River Golf Course, Sanford , 5 miles away
Sanford Golf Course, Sanford , 5 miles away
Carolina Trace Country Club, Sanford , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Deep River
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 6 miles away
University Lake, Orange , 17 miles away
Buffalo Lakes, Harnett , 19 miles away

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