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 3rd Mar
to Sun 4th Mar
The Haw River in North Carolina's Piedmont has become a favorite river to fish for both novice and experienced anglers. It offers a diversity of fish habitats to include head-water streams, deep pools, rocky shallows, slow-flowing flat-water reaches and rapids. The best time of the year to catch fish is during the spring spawn from January to early March of each year.
This weekend fishing trip begins the first day when guests meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. in Saxapahaw, NC. We will leave from there to fish various upriver habitats. That night, guests are free to return home or enjoy the many eateries and attractions in Saxapahaw. Lodging is the responsibility of our guests; however, we can make recommendations as to where to find a place to stay that meets your budget and personal needs. The next day, we will fish a different down-river stretch. Our fishing adventure will conclude by 5:00 p.m. the second day so that guests have plenty of time to return home.
Fees: The trip fee is $235.00 per person. A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days, bait and an experienced fishing guide/naturalist are provided. If fishing gear is needed, there is an additional $50.00/person cost.
Guests are responsible for transportation to and from The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., fishing gear (to include rod, reel, line and artificial lures), freshwater fishing license, 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 4th Mar
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 4th Mar
5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.
Sun 4th Mar
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.
Sun 4th Mar
Weekends are for recharging the mind, body and spirit. What better way to do that than to eat a nutritious meal of locally-grown food prepared by folks who know how to make it delicious, then exercise the body and renew the spirit while paddling on the Haw River?
Fee: $55 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $50 per person with your own boat.