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.
5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$40 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak
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.
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
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?
The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. has partnered with the Saxapahaw General Store and the Pittsboro Roadhouse to offer a relaxing brunch followed by a river trip. Getting in touch with our natural surroundings will be the focus of this 2.5 hour paddle.
Fee: $55 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $50 per person with your own boat.
*The fee includes brunch with beverage.
A variation on our popular paddle dinner. Enjoy a leisurely two to three hour paddle on the Upper Haw River. This afternoon guided river trip ends with a visit to Grove Vineyards & Winery, where guests sit back and enjoy a Patio Pizza Party with a dinner consisting of pizza, salad and a beverage of your choice. A relaxing afternoon on the water followed by a memorable winery experience is a wonderful way to spend a day.
Fee: $60 per person with the canoe/kayak provided, $55 per person with your own boat.
*The fee includes the pizza dinner and a glass of wine or beverage of your choice.