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North Carolina whitewater, South Yadkin River

Davie Rowan county, Route 1143 to US Route 6O1 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     11.7 miles
The put-in at Route 1143 was closed when we showed up and looked like it had been for quite some time. We ended up going to Cooleemee and putting in just below the Bull Hole and it worked out well for us. Says Bryan

How much is it and what are the age limits for kids? Says Kelly Dockery

The Route 1143 to US Route 6O1 section of South Yadkin River is 11.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II
    section. The wonderful Davie/Rowan County scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in is not too far from Salisbury, as you can see on the
road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. 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. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at South Yadkin River you will meet lots of people from nearby Cooleemee. Summertime at South Yadkin River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's. High temperatures throughout the winter are normally in the 40's while South Yadkin River night low temperatures during the wintertime are in the 20's.

South Yadkin River, Route 1143 to US Route 6O1 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 South Yadkin River.
 Whitewater Near South Yadkin River:
South Yadkin River, Davie/Rowan County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 11.7 miles long (Route 1143 to US Route 6O1)
Yadkin River, Caldwell/Wilkes/Yadkin County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 29 miles long (North Carolina Route 1001 to US Route 64)
Yadkin River, Yadkin County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 35 miles long (US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67)
 Ski Areas Near South Yadkin River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 78 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 89 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
 Hotels Near South Yadkin River:
Days Inn Mocksville, Mocksville , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Salisbury, Salisbury , 11 miles away
Courtyard Salisbury, Salisbury , 11 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SALISBURY, Salisbury , 11 miles away
Econo Lodge Salisbury, Salisbury , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near South Yadkin River:
Lake Myers Family Campground, Davie County, 9 miles away
Lake Myers Recreational Vehicle & Camp Resort, Mocksville, 9 miles away
Bass Lake Resort, Salisbury, 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near South Yadkin River:
Lake Norman State Park, North Carolina , 26 miles away
Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near South Yadkin River:
Twin Cedars Golf Course, Mocksville , 3 miles away
Foxwood Golf Club, Salisbury , 3 miles away
Dragan Field Discount Golf, Auburn , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near South Yadkin River
Dutchmans Creek Lake, Davie , 7 miles away
Lake Fisher, Cabarrus , 18 miles away
Lake Concord, Cabarrus , 19 miles away

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