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North Carolina whitewater, Tar River

Nash county, Downtown Rocky Mount section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I(IV)     1 miles
  The Downtown Rocky Mount section of Tar River in Nash County is 1 miles long and is a class I(IV) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Rocky Mount it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The wonderful Nash County scenery and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Getting some good exercise
    and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a very short section so you'd
better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other places. The Downtown Rocky Mount section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. There's camping available near Tar River.

Briefly about the general area:
It's always glorious to stop at Little Falls, and there are plenty of people from Rocky Mount here.
A journey to Little Falls will fill your soul with magnificent feelings. High temperatures at Tar River through the warmest time of the year are in the 80's, and through the night it cools down to the 60's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 40's, and after the sun is down through the wintertime temperatures at Tar River drop into the 20's. Tar River sees pretty high levels of precipitation. Of all the months in a year August is the one with the most rain, and April on the other hand is the driest.

Tar River, Downtown Rocky Mount 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 Tar River.
 Whitewater Near Tar River:
Tar River, Nash County, 1 miles away
      Class I(IV) - 1 miles long (Downtown Rocky Mount)
 Hotels Near Tar River:
Days Inn & Suites Rocky Mount Golden East, Rocky Mount , 1 miles away
Affordable Suites Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount , 1 miles away
Quality Inn Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount , 1 miles away
Holiday Inn ROCKY MOUNT - I-95 AT US 64, Rocky Mount , 4 miles away
Candlewood Suites ROCKY MOUNT, Rocky Mount , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tar River:
KOA Campgrounds, Enfield, 12 miles away
Enfield/Rocky Mount KOA, Enfield, 13 miles away
Kamper's Lodge Of America, Wilson, 13 miles away
 Trails Near Tar River:
Bluff Loop Trail, Halifax , 17 miles away
Stream Loop Trail, Halifax , 17 miles away
Discovery Loop Trail, Halifax , 18 miles away
Summit Loop Trail, Halifax , 18 miles away
Dam Site Loop Trail, Halifax , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tar River:
Medoc Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Tar River:
Northgreen Golf Course, Rocky Mount , 2 miles away
Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount , 2 miles away
Cypress Lake Par 3 Golf Course & Driving Range, Rocky Mount , 2 miles away

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