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North Carolina whitewater, Haw River

Chatham county, Bynum to Highway 64 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     4 miles
  If you're coming from Durham it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The Bynum to Highway 64 section of Haw River is 4 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite a few of the sections
    in this state are pretty easy. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the water flowing gracefully
down Haw River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have a lot of people coming here. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. This river system is full of  
great paddling stretches, the Bynum to Highway 64 stretch is just one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
At Haw River you always meet someone from Pittsboro; a perfect place like Jordan Lake State Park is too great to leave out. Haw River is a pretty wet place frequently with a great deal of precipitation. Of all the months in a year May is the one with the most rain, and September is when it's the driest. High temperatures at Haw River during the summertime months are in the 80's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 60's. High temperatures all through the wintertime are normally in the 40's, and nighttime lows through the wintertime for Haw River tend to be in the 20's.

Haw River, Bynum to Highway 64 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, 2 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Haw River, Chatham County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Haw River, Chatham County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
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, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 15 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 17 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 - 8.5 miles long (Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501)
 Marinas Near Haw River:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Haw River:
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill , 7 miles away
Hyatt Place Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 8 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Downtown NC, Carrboro , 10 miles away
The Carolina Inn-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 10 miles away
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Haw River:
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Vista Point, Pittsboro, 6 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Parkers Creek, Pittsboro, 6 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - New Hope Overlook, Pittsboro, 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Haw River:
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 10 miles away
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 21 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Haw River:
The Preserve at Jordon Lake Golf Club, Chapel Hill , 5 miles away
Govenors Club, Chapel Hill , 9 miles away
Deep River Golf Course, Sanford , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Haw River
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 7 miles away
University Lake, Orange , 8 miles away

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