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North Carolina whitewater, New Hope Creek

Orange county, Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     5 miles
  If you're coming from Durham it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of North Carolina and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. There are some good hotels
    near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. Whether you're whitewater rafting
or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The campgrounds here at New Hope Creek are pretty good. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. This stretch is mid length, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
A great place like Jordan Lake State Park in the neighborhood of New Hope Creek is too good to leave out, and you'll
meet a lot of people from Durham here. Don't leave New Hope Creek without popping by Eno River State Park. For the period of the long summer days here at New Hope Creek, high temperatures generally reach the 80's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures drop down into the 60's. During the winter this place gets highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at New Hope Creek. New Hope Creek gets a great deal of water. Through the month of July you get the most rain around here while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

New Hope Creek, Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road 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 New Hope Creek.
 Whitewater Near New Hope Creek:
New Hope Creek, Orange County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8.5 miles long (Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501)
Stone's Creek, Orange County, 4 miles away
      Class IV+ - 0.08 miles long (Pleasant Green Dam to Eno River)
Eno River, Orange/Durham County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 6.2 miles long (Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green)
Little River, Durham County, 11 miles away
      Class I-IV - 1.5 miles long (Johnson U. to US Route 501)
Haw River, Chatham County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Bynum to Highway 64)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 15 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Route 161 to Lake Michie)
Haw River, Chatham County, 15 miles away
      Class II-III - 1 miles long (Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir)
Haw River, Chatham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 7.5 miles long (Route 1545 to US Route 15-501)
Flat River, Person/Durham County, 16 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (US Route 501 to Route 1614)
 Marinas Near New Hope Creek:
Crosswinds Marina, Apex , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near New Hope Creek:
Homewood Suites Chapel Hill-Durham, Durham , 2 miles away
Residence Inn Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 2 miles away
Quality Inn Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , 3 miles away
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill , 3 miles away
Comfort Inn University Durham - Chapel Hill, Durham , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near New Hope Creek:
Birchwood RV Park, Durham, 2 miles away
Spring Hill Park, Chapel Hill, 11 miles away
Jordan Lake State Recreation Area - Parkers Creek, Pittsboro, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near New Hope Creek:
Eno River State Park, North Carolina , 6 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 14 miles away
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near New Hope Creek:
Twin Lakes Golf Course, Chapel Hill , 2 miles away
Chapel Hill Country Club, Chapel Hill , 5 miles away
Carolina Club, Chapel Hill , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near New Hope Creek
University Lake, Orange , 7 miles away
B Everett Jordan Lake, Chatham , 19 miles away

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