YOUR SOURCE FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION

Lake Country Outpost

Steel Bridge Landing

Steel Bridge Landing offers access to many interesting and diverse attractions such as Beechwood Flats, Flat Creek and Cotton Creek.  Paddling out and back from Steel Bridge Landing offers opportunities to create loop routes as short as 1 mile or up to 10+ miles when exploring the numerous creeks and side coves in the area.

Difficulty: Flat water/Easy

 

Paddle Map

Area around Steel Bridge Landing

 

Driving Directions

GoogleMaps link to Steel Bridge Access

 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION with specific meet and pick up times at the Steel Bridge Access is REQUIRED.

 

Steel Bridge Access

Self-Guided Trip Rates

Canoes (2 seats) $20/hour

Kayaks (1 seat) $15/hour

 

Upper Hawtree Creek

Hawtree Creek on Lake Gaston is a great place for a 1 to 2 hour canoe or kayak trip. Cast a line or just cruise and enjoy the scenery through this picturesque little area.  Look for Wood Duck, Beaver, Osprey and occasional Bald Eagles.

 

Difficulty: Flat water/Easy

 

Driving Directions

GoogleMaps link to Hawtree Creek Access

 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION with specific meet and pick up times at the Hawtree Creek Access is REQUIRED.

 

Hawtree Creek

Self-Guided Trip Rates

Canoes (2 seats) $20/hour

Kayaks (1 seat) $15/hour

Buggs Island to Steel Bridge Trip

Put in and paddle from Buggs Island and take out at Steel Bridge Landing.  One can easily enjoy up to 10+ miles by exploring the many side creeks scattered along this body of water between Kerr and Gaston Lakes.  Bald Eagle, Osprey and Turkey viewing possible.  Trip times will vary depending on paddlers pace and water flows being released from the dam (2-6 hrs)  

 

Paddle Route Map

Buggs Island to Steel Bridge Landing

 

Driving Directions

GoogleMaps link to Tail Race Park at Buggs Island

 

Advance Registration Required.

 

Self-Guided Trip Rates

Canoes (2 seats) $60 each

Kayaks (1 seat) $50 each

 

Campground and House Delivery

 

Canoes and Kayaks can be delivered to you at your campsites at numerous campgrounds along the eastern end of Kerr Lake.  Delivery would cover a morning or afternoon drop off and a morning/afternoon pick up the following day.

 

2-Day Minimum and Advance Registration Required.

 

1 Kayak/Canoe Rate

$85/boat (for 1st day) + $25/boat for each additional day

 

2+ Kayak/Canoe Rate

$70/boat (for 1st day) + $25/boat for each additional day

The Lake Country Outpost is coordinated in conjunction with Upper Reach, a branch of the Roanoke River Basin Association.  Upper Reach’s mission is to promote access to important habitat areas along the Roanoke River, its tributaries and neighboring region, in a way that inspires people to become more active and engaged in their outdoor environment.  ...in our minds a very worthy mission indeed!

 

To register for one of the Lake Country Options Call: 919-416-1200

 

All Lake Country Outpost services must be registered for in advance.

Waiver Form required.  Please print, read, sign, and bring with you.