Calendar of Trips
We add trips to our schedule as they are requested. If you don’t see the trip you would like on our calendar you can register for the one you are interested in and we will add it to our calendar as long as our schedule permits. Trips are created on a first come, first serve basis so the further ahead you register the more options you have in trips and start time. Visit the Choosing a Trip page for guidance to help you decide which trip would be best for your group.
Outdoor activities are always subject to changes in weather. If there is just a light rain or passing shower we can go ahead with the trip. Incase of storms with heavy rains and/or lightning we will cancel the trip and notify you as far ahead as possible. Trip availability also depends on the river levels.
Key: Summer Camps | Guided Trips | Self-serve | Special Events | Paddling Classes | Custom Trips |
|Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.|
Sat 2nd Dec
to Sun 3rd Dec
The Black River is a slow-flowing black-water river and swamp. It originates in Sampson County, NC and flows in a southeasterly direction until it empties into the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC. Approximately 25 miles of the river have been identified as having outstanding scenic and natural significance. In addition to having the oldest tress in the Eastern United States (some bald cypress trees are over 1600 years old), the area offers wonderful opportunities for observing neo-tropical migrating birds, outstanding natural communities, abundant wildlife and rare and endangered pants. Fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish are excellent. For those with an interest in history, evidence of past steamboat activity can be seen.
This weekend canoe camping trip begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission boat launch off Sampson County Route 1100; approximately 0.5 miles south of Ivanhoe, NC. We will float approximately 10 miles of the river through sandhill and swamp environments before reaching the take-out and campsite at Henry’s Landing.
After running the shuttle the next morning, we will float and paddle downriver to and through “The Narrows” and “Three Sisters” areas. It is in this stretch of the river that we see the largest concentration of ancient bald cypress trees. Our take-out will be at Hunt’s Bluff, approximately 1.0 mile south of Highway 54 near Atkinson, NC. We should reach the take-out by 4:00 p.m.
Fees: The trip fee is $230.00 per person. A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days, dinner one evening, breakfast the second day and an experienced guide/naturalist are provided.
Guests are responsible for transportation to and from the put-in and take-out, tent & sleeping bag, appropriate clothing for the time of year, a waterproof bag for extra clothes and gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light-weight rain gear and foot wear that can get dirty and/or wet.
Sun 3rd Dec
3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
A leisurely short paddle awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam in Saxapahaw. This is a great introductory experience appropriate for all skill levels. Putting in and taking out at the same location, guests will have free reign to explore the wildlife area above the dam. Guests can determine paddle distance and time they would like to take on.
THE SHUTTLE FOR THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE OUR OFFICE AT 10AM, 12PM, AND 2PM DURING THE WEEKENDS.
FOR WEEKDAYS THIS TRIP CAN GO OUT BETWEEN 11AM AND 3PM PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY
Sun 3rd Dec
Throughout the winter season The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company will be offering a wide array of custom guided and self guided trips.
Experienced guides and staff members are available to lead groups down several different sections of the Haw River. Weather and water level permitting.
From simple day trips, extended overnight trips, private and group instruction, to class 1-2 sections of the Lower Haw River. We can tailor a program to fit your needs!
Self Guided trips will also be available if you are looking to get out on your own, depending on weather.
Call in today to speak with a staff member about what opportunities we have available, 336-260-6465
6079 Swepsonville Saxapahaw Road
Sun 3rd Dec
4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Enjoyed by inexperienced and experienced paddlers alike, this trip offers a variety of flatwater river conditions and landscapes, along with the opportunity to watch birds and wildlife. There is one easy portage around the Puryear Dam in Swepsonville at the beginning of this trip.
THE SHUTTLE FOR THESE TRIPS LEAVES AT 9AM, 11AM, AND 1PM DURING THE WEEKENDS
PLEASE REFER TO THE PADDLE CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE DATES. WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAYS, WITH ADVANCED RESERVATIONS WE CAN STILL OFFER THIS TRIP ON THESE DAYS. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY SUNDAY BEFORE 5pm.