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Text Box: Haw River Trips

This page contains specific info for at least one paddling option for this body of water.  To learn more about other portions of this river refer to “Paddling Eastern NC” by Paul Ferguson,  “Adventure Guide to the Triangle” by Maia Dery, Triangle Region Canoe & Kayak Maps by Possum Trot Press, or call Frog Hollow.

 

High water and bad weather can make paddling anywhere dangerous.  Before beginning a trip, paddlers should always use their own judgment to decide if their personal paddling skills match potential paddling conditions they may encounter

 

Bynum Reservoir

Minimum Water Level Required to Paddle: Always above minimum, however, high water could make upstream paddling difficult.

 

Type of Trip: Out-and-back flat water paddle

 

Length of Trip: 1 to 3 hours - lots of interesting lunch stop possibilities

 

Put In/Take Out: 15-501 bridge crossing over Haw River, upstream of the Bynum Dam

 

Description: Nice flat water trip with a number of islands making loop or figure 8 style trips possible.  It is possible to portage over rocks. and run Final Solution, the last rapid coming down stream on the Haw before entering the Bynum Reservoir. 

 

Possible Challenges: Be very careful of the dam!, wind, at times of high water there can be a flow through this section

 

Shuttle & Delivery Rates For This Location:

· 4 - 9 boats                        $40 (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· 10 or more boats           FREE (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· Please call or email for guided trip rates

Please call to register and click here to read our cancellation policies

All Clients on Self-Guided Trips (except Outposts) must fill out and submit a FLOAT PLAN

 

Chicken Bridge to 15-501

FOR SELF-GUIDED TRIPS ON THIS SECTION OF RIVER WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF HALF THE MEMEBERS OF ANY GROUP TO HAVE A HIGH COMFORT LEVEL WITH NEGOTIATING CLASS II MOVING WATER IN CANOESOR KAYAKS - THESE SKILS ARE COVERED IN OUR RIVER KAYAK FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES

Minimum Water Level Required To Paddle: 3.75 ft (Click the HAW USGS link in the water droplet at the bottom of this page to check current water levels). 

 

Type of Trip: Point A-to-Point B white water paddle

 

Length of Trip: 3 to 6 hours depending upon water levels and paddling speed.  Stopping for lunch can lengthen the time for this trip.

 

Put In: Chicken Bridge Rd - river left, downstream side of road (Pvt. Land, be considerate)

 

Take Out: 15-501 Access on river left before spillway of Bynum Dam

 

Description: Varied “terrain.”  The Haw is wide and has numerous islands along it’s entire length.  The river banks are mostly forested and wildlife can be quite abundant along this stretch.  Some of the islands in the middle of this length of river can be tricky to navigate.  Be sure to consult a guide book or map, or be with a paddler familiar with the river. 

 

Possible Challenges: Class I-II+ rapids, navigating through islands, length of trip

 

Shuttle & Delivery Rates For This Location:

All paddlers on non-guided trips at this location must have previous moving water

canoeing or kayaking experience

· 6 - 9 boats                        $75 (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· 10 or more boats           FREE (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· Please call or email for guided trip rates

Please call to register and click here to read our cancellation policies

All Clients on Self-Guided Trips (except Outposts) must fill out and submit a FLOAT PLAN

 

Roberson Creek and Haw River Area

Description: Where the Haw River feeds into Jordan Lake

See Jordan Lake Section  Click Here For More Info

 

Shuttle & Delivery Rates For This Location:

· 6 - 9 boats                        $75 (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· 10 or more boats         FREE (+ Self-Guided Trip fee)

· Please call or email for guided trip rates

Please call to register and click here to read our cancellation policies

All Clients on Self-Guided Trips (except Outposts) must fill out and submit a FLOAT PLAN

 

15-501 to Jordan Lake

Frog Hollow only allows kayaks between the 15-501 Bridge and Jordan Lake during some of our Kayak Classes

To contact us:

919-416-1200

info@froghollowoutdoors.com

Haw River USGS Gauge

Near Bynum

 

The 2nd graph on this link shows river feet