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North Carolina whitewater, Neuse River

Wake county, Route 2000 Bridge to US 401 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     7.7 miles
  The wonderful North Carolina scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Raleigh-Cary, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside North Carolina you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind
    that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night,
and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's perfect for a one day trip. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. This stretch of Neuse River in North Carolina is 7.7 miles long  
and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
People from Wake Forest love to come to Neuse River, and William B. Umstead State Park is a great place to have a look at. Through the warmest time of the year highs here at Neuse River reach the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and night lows at Neuse River during the winter mostly descend into the 20's. Neuse River commonly gets a good deal of precipitation. Most of the rain falls all through August, and April is the month with the least moisture.

Neuse River, Route 2000 Bridge to US 401 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, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.7 miles long (Route 2000 Bridge to US 401)
Neuse River, Wake County, 2 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 0.25 miles long (Falls Dam)
Tar River, Granville/Franklin/Vance County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.3 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 to Route 1203)
Little Fishing Creek, Granville County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 7 miles long (North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
 Marinas Near Neuse River:
Rollingview Marina, Durham , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Neuse River:
WoodSpring Suites Raleigh Nort, Raleigh , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites RALEIGH NORTH - WAKE FOREST, Raleigh , 2 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Triangle Town Center, Raleigh , 3 miles away
Courtyard Raleigh North/Triangle Town Center, Raleigh , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd N, Raleigh , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Neuse River:
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - B W Wells Group, Raleigh, 7 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Shinleaf, Raleigh, 8 miles away
Falls Lake State Recreation Area - Holly Point, Raleigh, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Neuse River:
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 13 miles away
Falls Lake State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Neuse River:
Cheviot Hills Golf Course, Raleigh , 2 miles away
Paschal Golf Club, Wake Forest , 4 miles away
Heritage Golf Club, Wake Forest , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Neuse River
Falls Lake, Wake , 3 miles away
Beaverdam Lake, Wake , 6 miles away
Silver Lake, Wake , 15 miles away

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