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North Carolina whitewater, Haw River

Chatham county, Route 1545 to US Route 15-501 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II(III)     7.5 miles
  The Route 1545 to US Route 15-501 section of Haw River in Chatham County is 7.5 miles long and is a class I-II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The starting point is not too far from Durham, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful North Carolina scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. There's camping available near Haw River.
    This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is
often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Haw River there are plenty of people from Pittsboro; don't leave without dropping by Jordan
Lake State Park. Haw River gets much water. Most of the rain falls during July; the driest month is April. Through the summer months highs here at Haw River reach the 80's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 60's. For the period of the winter highs are regularly in the 40's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Haw River temperatures plunge to the 20's.

Haw River, Route 1545 to US Route 15-501 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 Haw River.
 Whitewater Near Haw River:
Haw River, Chatham County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Haw River, Chatham County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Haw River, Chatham County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Bear Creek, country County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
Deep River, Chatham County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 18 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501)
Stone's Creek, Orange County, 18 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.08 miles long (Pleasant Green Dam to Eno River)
 Marinas Near Haw River:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Haw River:
Hyatt Place Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 9 miles away
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill , 10 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Downtown NC, Carrboro , 10 miles away
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
The Carolina Inn-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Haw River:
Spring Hill Park, Chapel Hill, 5 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Parkers Creek, Pittsboro, 10 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Vista Point, Pittsboro, 11 miles away
 Public Lands Near Haw River:
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 14 miles away
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 20 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 26 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Haw River:
The Preserve at Jordon Lake Golf Club, Chapel Hill , 9 miles away
Chapel Hill Country Club, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
Govenors Club, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
 Lakes Near Haw River
University Lake, Orange , 8 miles away
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 12 miles away

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