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North Carolina whitewater, Haw River

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


CLASS II-III     1 miles
  The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The put-in location is a short
    drive from Durham, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This section of Haw River in North Carolina is 1 miles long and
has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir stretch is just one of many. This section is very short so better bring some good walking shoes. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing  
to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Haw River is not far at all from Pittsboro, and visiting Jordan Lake State Park is a pleasant thing to do. At Haw River through the warm months highs are in the 80's. For the duration of the moonlight hours it's generally in the 60's. For the period of the winter this place gets highs in the 40's, and winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Haw River. The high level of rain makes Haw River a relatively wet location. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and September meanwhile is the driest month.

Haw River, Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir 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, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Haw River, Chatham County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Haw River, Chatham County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Deep River, Chatham County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Bear Creek, country County, 11 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 11 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 13 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Rocky River, Chatham County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 7 miles long (Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 19 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 , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Haw River:
Rizzo Center, Chapel Hill , 6 miles away
Hyatt Place Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Downtown NC, Carrboro , 11 miles away
The Carolina Inn-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Haw River:
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Vista Point, Pittsboro, 4 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - New Hope Overlook, Pittsboro, 4 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Parkers Creek, Pittsboro, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Haw River:
Lanier Falls Trail, Harnett , 18 miles away
Campbell Creek Loop, Harnett , 19 miles away
West Loop Horse Trail, Harnett , 19 miles away
Northington Ferry Trail, Harnett , 19 miles away
East Loop Horse Trail, Harnett , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Haw River:
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 8 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 19 miles away
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Haw River:
The Preserve at Jordon Lake Golf Club, Chapel Hill , 4 miles away
Deep River Golf Course, Sanford , 7 miles away
Govenors Club, Chapel Hill , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Haw River
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 4 miles away
University Lake, Orange , 10 miles away

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