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North Carolina whitewater, Upper Little River

Harnett county, Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     8 miles
  The wonderful Harnett County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217 stretch of Upper Little River is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good places for that around here. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. On this
section you do get some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. If you're coming from Dunn 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. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons  
to come. The campgrounds here at Upper Little River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Group Camp Trail, and Upper Little River is not far at all from Erwin. Upper Little River is right by the Little Creek Loop Trail. Upper Little River is a good spot of normal precipitation. August is the wettest month with most rain, and April on the other hand is the driest. Summertime highs at Upper Little River commonly tend to be in the 80's while nighttime lows are typically in the 60's. The winter comes with highs in the 40's; throughout the dark hours in the wintertime at Upper Little River temperatures plunge to the 20's.

Upper Little River, Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217 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 Upper Little River.
 Whitewater Near Upper Little River:
Upper Little River, Harnett County, 2 miles away
      Class I-II - 8 miles long (Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217)
Buckhorn Creek, Chatham County, 22 miles away
      Class I(II) - 3 miles long (Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road)
Cape Fear, Chatham/Harnett/Cumberland County, 25 miles away
      Class I-III - 24 miles long (Avents Ferry to Erwin)
 Hotels Near Upper Little River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Lillington, Lillington , 8 miles away
Simply Divine, Dunn , 8 miles away
Comfort Inn Dunn, Dunn , 8 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dunn I-95, Dunn , 8 miles away
Days Inn Dunn, Dunn , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Upper Little River:
Fayetteville Koa, Wade, 10 miles away
Smith Lake Army RV Park - Ft Bragg, Fayetteville, 18 miles away
Fort Bragg Clay Target Center, Spring Lake, 19 miles away
 Trails Near Upper Little River:
Group Camp Trail, Harnett , 14 miles away
Little Creek Loop Trail, Harnett , 15 miles away
American Beech Trail, Harnett , 15 miles away
Raven Rock Loop, Harnett , 15 miles away
Fish Camp Trail, Harnett , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Upper Little River:
Raven Rock State Park, North Carolina , 16 miles away
Jordan Lake State Park, North Carolina , 30 miles away
William B. Umstead State Park, North Carolina , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Upper Little River:
Chicora Golf Club, Dunn , 3 miles away
Keith Hills Golf Course, Lillington , 5 miles away
Pine Burr Golf Course, Lillington , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Upper Little River
Guys Pond, Harnett , 9 miles away
Smith Lake, Cumberland , 18 miles away
Glenville Lake, Cumberland , 19 miles away

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