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North Carolina whitewater, Neuse River

Wake county, Falls Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III+     0.25 miles
  If you're coming from Raleigh-Cary it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The nature scenery of Wake County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Falls Dam stretch of Neuse River is 0.25 miles long and is a class I-III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There's camping available near
    Neuse River. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The Falls Dam section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Whether you're whitewater
rafting or kayaking in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that  
rivers in this state are less demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
William B. Umstead State Park is a good site to stretch your legs a bit; since you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Wake Forest. Falls Lake State Park is a picturesque place any time of year. Neuse River is a wet location that gets a large amount of rainfall. August is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest of the months is April. Summertime highs at Neuse River regularly tend to be in the 80's; the nighttime is quite chillier of course, frequently in the 60's. For the duration of the winter highs are in the 40's, and nighttime lows in the 20's for Neuse River.

Neuse River, Falls Dam 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 Neuse River.
 Whitewater Near Neuse River:
Neuse River, Wake County, 0 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Route 2000 Bridge to US 401)
Tar River, Granville/Franklin/Vance County, 14 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 to Route 1203)
Little Fishing Creek, Granville County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 26 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
Little River, Durham County, 28 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1.5 miles long (Johnson U. to US Route 501)
 Marinas Near Neuse River:
Rollingview Marina, Durham , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Neuse River:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites RALEIGH NORTH - WAKE FOREST, Raleigh , 3 miles away
WoodSpring Suites Raleigh Nort, Raleigh , 3 miles away
Candlewood Suites WAKE FOREST RALEIGH AREA, Wake Forest , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Raleigh-Town Of Wake Forest, Wake Forest , 3 miles away
Sleep Inn Wake Forest, Wake Forest , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Neuse River:
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - B W Wells Group, Raleigh, 4 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Shinleaf, Raleigh, 6 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Holly Point, Raleigh, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Neuse River:
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 11 miles away
Falls Lake State Park, North Carolina , 15 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 30 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Neuse River:
Brevofield Golf Links, Wake Forest , 3 miles away
Hasentree Club, Wake Forest , 3 miles away
Hasentree Golf, Wake Forest , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Neuse River
Falls Lake, Wake , 0 miles away
Beaverdam Lake, Wake , 8 miles away
Silver Lake, Wake , 15 miles away

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