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North Carolina whitewater, Flat River

Person Durham county, US Route 501 to Route 1614 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     10 miles
  The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so don't forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The US Route 501 to Route 1614 section of Flat River in Person/Durham County is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance
    then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The beautiful scenery of Person/Durham County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. If you have
the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camping stuff too. This river system has a few good paddling sections and the US Route 501 to Route 1614 section is one of them. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of spots for that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have  
you coming back for more. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Durham, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Timberlake here, and you positively should take a look at Eno River State Park if you're here. For the period of the warm months at Flat River highs are mostly in the 80's; during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Through the winter highs are in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Flat River are in the 20's. All the water falling down from the sky makes Flat River a wet place.

Flat River, US Route 501 to Route 1614 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 Flat River.
 Whitewater Near Flat River:
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (US Route 501 to Route 1614)
Little River, Durham County, 4 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1.5 miles long (Johnson U. to US Route 501)
Stone's Creek, Orange County, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.08 miles long (Pleasant Green Dam to Eno River)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 13 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Little Fishing Creek, Granville County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622)
Tar River, Granville/Franklin/Vance County, 23 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 to Route 1203)
Neuse River, Wake County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 0.25 miles long (Falls Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Flat River:
Wintergreen, Virginia , 94 miles away, 1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Flat River:
Rollingview Marina, Durham , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Flat River:
INNKEEPER Roxboro, Roxboro , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn Roxboro, Roxboro , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Roxboro , 11 miles away
Budget Inn Roxboro, Roxboro , 11 miles away
Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown, Durham , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Flat River:
Holly Grove Campground, Durham County, 5 miles away
Birchwood RV Park, Durham, 15 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Rolling View, Raleigh, 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Flat River:
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 10 miles away
Falls Lake State Park, North Carolina , 16 miles away
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Flat River:
Lake Winds Golf Course, Rougemont , 1 miles away
Treyburn Country Club, Durham , 7 miles away
Hillandale Golf Course, Durham , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Flat River
Mayo Reservoir, Person , 17 miles away
Hyco Lake, Person , 18 miles away

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