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North Carolina whitewater, Little River

Moore Hoke Cumberland county, Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I     8 miles
I did this run yesterday, 25 JUN 2016. A couple of things to note.

1. The main page for this route says 8 miles... I did a map reconnaissance and it was closer to 14+, so be aware.

2. The water was low, with a couple of short sections of scraping bottom and dragging. There were 4 logs across the water requiring you to pull your boat over, and one was a full portage.

3. The run was great, despite the longer than expected
    trip. I only saw a couple of folks on the shore/swimming and no other cancers/kayakers. There was some wildlife to see, including birds, butterflies and even a water snake.

Overall, a nice, serene run. Says Mike

The nature scenery of Moore/Hoke/Cumberland County and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature  
have a lot of people coming here. The Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg section of Little River is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I section of whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem 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. The put-in location is a short drive from Fayetteville, as you can see on the road map further down.

Little River, Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

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These outdoors activities are available near Little River.
 Whitewater Near Little River:
Little River, Moore/Hoke/Cumberland County, 5 miles away
      Class I - 8 miles long (Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 21 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
Deep River, Chatham County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 23 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
Upper Little River, Harnett County, 26 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217)
Bear Creek, country County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 1 miles long (May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River)
 Hotels Near Little River:
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Fayetteville-Fort Bragg, NC, Spring Lake , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn & Suites Near Ft. Bragg, Spring Lake , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Spring Lake - Ft Bragg, Spring Lake , 9 miles away
Landmark Inn Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg , 9 miles away
Super 8 Spring Lake/ Fort Bragg, Spring Lake , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Little River:
Fort Bragg Clay Target Center, Spring Lake, 9 miles away
Smith Lake Army RV Park - Ft Bragg, Fayetteville, 13 miles away
Heritage Camping and Recreation, Carthage, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Little River:
Weymouth Woods - Sandhills State Park, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Little River:
Carolina Lakes Golf Club, Sanford , 7 miles away
Woodlake Country Club, Vass , 8 miles away
Willow Lakes Golf Course, Fort Bragg , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Little River
Buffalo Lakes, Harnett , 7 miles away
McFadyen Lake, Cumberland , 11 miles away
Smith Lake, Cumberland , 13 miles away

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