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 17th 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.
Sat 17th 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.
Sat 17th 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
Sat 17th Mar
to Sun 18th Mar
The Roanoke River originates in the Virginia mountains. As the river crosses the Virginia-North Carolina boundary, it flows through rolling hills and flat land. It then empties into Albermarle Sound near Plymouth, NC. As it cuts its way across the Coastal Plain, the Roanoke River spreads out over a very large floodplain creating one of the largest swamp ecosystems in the eastern United States. The swamps are habitat to many common wildlife species such as turkey, deer, bobcat, raccoon, opossum, squirrel and barred owls and rare species like the black bear, bald eagles and the many species of Neotropical migratory birds that are declining in number. The quality of the swamp forests is itself rare.
This weekend paddle trip begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day as participants meet at Roberson’s Marina on Gardner Creek near Jamesville, NC. After meeting and having introductions, we will run a shuttle to Jamesville, NC. From the put-in on Gardner Creek, our paddle trip will take us down Gardner Creek, through Devil’s Gut swamp, down the Roanoke River and on to Jamesville.
The next day, we will paddle one of two other swamps near Williamston, NC or Plymouth, NC; either Sweetwater Creek swamp or Conaby Creek swamp. Our trip will end in mid to late afternoon so participants can begin their journey home before it gets too late.
Fees: The trip fee is $230.00 per person. We can suggest various establishments for overnight accommodations. A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days and an experienced guide/naturalist are provided.
Guests are responsible for transportation to and from the put-ins, lodging, meals other than 2 lunches, 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.
Sat 17th Mar
Over the course of a year, trash builds up along riverbanks and in log piles — causing a hazard to fish and wildlife and spoiling the natural beauty of our waterways. To do our part in cleaning up the Haw River, The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company sponsors three annual cleanups: March's “Cleanup-A-Thon,” June's “National Rivers Cleanup Day” and September's “Big Sweep Cleanup.” Each is focused on a different stretch of river.
Canoes are provided at no charge for those participants who do not have a boat, and private boaters are encouraged to participate as well. We will help them shuttle their boats and equipment. All of the trash collected will be either recycled, if possible, or brought to a landfill by The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company.
Fee: There is no trip fee, though registration is required.
River Clean-up Tips from the Haw River Assembly
Safety First: Always wear puncture-proof gloves to pick up broken glass and sharp or rusted metal. Make sure all children are safe and closely supervised.
Slippery slopes: Be aware of muddy areas, slippery rocks and other places where you could fall.
Recycling: Many cans and bottles near or in the river may be too dirty to recycle and must be trashed. Use your judgment as to whether or not to recycle.
Trash Habitats: Sometimes trash that has been in the woods or river for a long time has become habitat for an animal or insect colony. Decide whether or not it is better to just leave it alone.
Sat 17th Mar
Lakes formed behind the dams at Altamahaw, Saxapahaw and Bynum are wonderful places to enjoy a calm, late afternoon paddle. The remote margins next to the shorelines are home to turtles, owls, great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, turkey, beavers, muskrats, raccoon, squirrel and deer.
This river trip is designed to give participants an opportunity to get away from the turmoil and stress of work or school, and spend a tranquil, late afternoon on the water. It also provides participants with the opportunity to try different types of boats, look for wildlife, gain more paddling experience and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Fee: $35 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $30 per person with your own boat.