YOUR SOURCE FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE & EXPLORATION
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, or call Frog Hollow.
High water and bad weather can make paddling anywhere dangerous. Paddlers should always use their own judgment to decide if their personal paddling skills match potential paddling conditions they may find themselves in.
Lillington to Erwin
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: 1.3 feet, usually above minimum.
(Click the CAPE FEAR 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 5 hours
Put In: Wildlife Resources Boat Ramp just downstream from the town of Lillington
Take Out: At NC 217 bridge crossing near Erwin
Description: The Cape Fear is a wide scenic river, for a Piedmont river it usually has a good flow year round. About half way down this section is a large island that is best run around the left side. This island is also a great lunch stop.
Possible Challenges: Class I-II+ White Water, length of trip, take out is up a very steep hill
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 Rate)
· 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
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