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.

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Mon 7th Aug
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Summer Adventure Camps are designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different on-water and on-land activities. In addition to time spent paddling canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, we hike different sections of trail along the Haw River throughout the week. Campers learn outdoor living skills such as orienteering, fire building, shelter-building, and flora/fauna identification. Strong emphasis is spent on developing teamwork and confidence as campers participate through games and exercises throughout the week.

Full-day Adventure Camp Fee:  $250/week per child

Full-day camps run 9am to 5pm. Drop off and Pick up location will be at our main office in Saxapahaw, (6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road)

Please feel free to call or email (admin@hawrivercanoe.com) for any additional information about our camps, or register online if you feel you have enough information. Enrollment in a camp is on a first come, first served basis.

Available Camp dates Include:

 

June 25th to June 29th       The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp  

July 2nd  to   July 6th           The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 9th  to    July 13th         The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 16th to July 20th          The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.           Full-day Adventure Camp 

Mon 7th Aug
to Fri 11th Aug
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Half-day Paddle Camps focus on developing paddling skills in recreational kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.  Campers receive instruction in paddling technique, safety, and river navigation. We explore different sections of the Haw River throughout the week. Campers should leave with a much greater understanding of paddlesports and on water confidence.  Emphasis will be placed on teaching about conservation efforts designed to protect and preserve the Haw River for future generations.

 

Half-day Paddle Camp Fee:  $195/week

Half-day Paddle Camps are from 9:00AM until 1:00pm Monday through Friday.  Drop off and Pick up location will be at our main office in Saxapahaw, (6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road)

Our camps are operated by The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. and offered in partnership with other organizations. You may contact us for additional information; however, must register through our partners. Enrollment in a camp is on a first come, first served basis.

 

Camp dates and the associated partner organization are:

July 23rd to July 27th                        Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp

July 30th to August 3rd                    Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp 

August 6th to August 10th              Carrboro Recreation & Parks                  Half-day Paddle Camp

August 13th to August17th             Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp           

 

Carrboro Summer camp registration link:

www.carrbororec.org/373/Summer-Camps

 

Thu 10th Aug
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4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none between Puryear dam & Saxapahaw dam.
Access points – easy, portage - easy
$40 per single kayak, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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
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Thu 10th Aug
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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

 

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Thu 10th Aug
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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.

Fri 11th Aug
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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

 

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Fri 11th Aug
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4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none between Puryear dam & Saxapahaw dam.
Access points – easy, portage - easy
$40 per single kayak, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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
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Fri 11th Aug
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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.

Sat 12th Aug
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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

 

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Sat 12th Aug
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4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none between Puryear dam & Saxapahaw dam.
Access points – easy, portage - easy
$40 per single kayak, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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 CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEK

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Sat 12th Aug
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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.

Sat 12th Aug
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Designed for the total beginner who doesn't have time for more in-depth instruction, the "Quick Start" course offers a 3 hour, intense introduction to kayaking. The course emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition, and follows American Canoe Association guidelines. Specific topics include personal preparation for the trip, safety and rescue, proper equipment, getting started and maneuvers. A review at the end of the course will help to insure learning.

Fee: $60 per person.

Sat 12th Aug
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Designed for the total beginner who doesn't have time for more in-depth instruction, the "Quick Start" course offers a 3 hour, intense introduction to canoeing. The course emphasizes safety, enjoyment and skill acquisition, and follows American Canoe Association guidelines. Specific topics include personal preparation for the trip, safety and rescue, proper equipment, getting started and maneuvers. A review at the end of the course will help to insure learning.

Fee: $60 per person.

Sat 12th Aug
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This 8 hour introductory course in the basics of river canoeing stresses technique, safety and enjoyment. Instruction is designed to provide both an understanding of the principals of canoeing and an opportunity to develop skill through practice. You will learn about equipment, strokes, maneuvering in current, river reading, safety, rescue techniques and knot tying. You will also have an opportunity to paddle both solo and in tandem. If the opportunity presents itself, we will take time to observe wildlife. We will break in the middle for lunch so bring a bag lunch with you.

Fee: $120 per person.

Sat 12th Aug
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Paddling technique, safety and enjoyment are emphasized in this 8 hour introduction to recreational kayaking. Instruction is designed to give participants a solid foundation in recreational kayaking — beginning with choosing the correct equipment and moving to proper weld, entry and launch techniques; balance; bracing; strokes; safety; self-rescue techniques; assisted rescue techniques; and trip planning. There is plenty of time to observe birds and wildlife while practicing various techniques. We will break in the middle for lunch so bring a bag lunch with you.

Fee: $120 per person.

Sat 12th Aug
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Spirit Island in the Haw River is located just downriver from a dam and powerhouse
that in the early part of the twentieth century supplied electricity to a textile mill in
Swepsonville, NC. Today, the Island is remote, wild, peaceful and a wonderful place to
escape the stresses of an urban lifestyle.

We begin this canoe and/or kayak trip at the Swepsonville River Park Access paddling a short distance to spirit island and the puryear portage.  We will stop on the river just after the portage for a picnic lunch!Following lunch, our paddle will take us downriver to Saxapahaw. Because of the remote nature
of this stretch of river, birds and wildlife are easily seen. Volcanic rock outcrops along
the shoreline show evidence of an interesting geologic past. Guests are asked to bring a picnic style lunch packed in a waterproof container.  (no glass items please)

Fee: $40 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.

 

 

 

 

Sat 12th Aug
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Stand up paddleboarding is a new and exciting way to get out into nature while, at the same time, having a full-body, paddling experience.  This introductory course is for those without previous stand up paddleboard experience.  It begins with learning to paddle in the prone position, progresses to the kneeling position and concludes with the stand up position.  Students will learn how to identify the “sweet spot”, conduct basic turns, paddle efficiently by using the “paddler’s box” and utilize techniques for safely falling off the board.

This 1.5-hour course is taught on the Haw River above the dams at both Saxapahaw and Bynum, NC. Participants are responsible for providing clothing and footwear that can get wet, and a change of clothing for the ride home.

Fee: $50 per person.

Sat 12th Aug
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Grove imageA 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.

Sat 12th Aug
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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.

Sat 12th Aug
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The Perseid Meteor Shower is a "river of rubble" leftover front the Swift-Tuttle comet. Every year in July and August the Earth's orbit passes by this river, creating a display of shooting stars for us to enjoy. Leave the lights of the city for a chance to see the radiance of the Perseid Meteor Shower from the seat of a kayak or canoe in the middle of the Haw River.

We will leave at 10pm, as the meteors are better seen late at night.  As the meteors are entering our atmosphere at speeds of up to 37 miles per second we will paddle around at a relaxed pace to enjoy the night sounds and the show. Eventually, we will “raft-up” and lay back to fully take in our surroundings and maybe make a few wishes on some shooting stars.

Limited space available. Reservations required. Register online or call (336/260-6465) to complete your reservation for this 2-3 hour event!

Trip Fee: $35 per participant.  Single kayaks, double kayak, and canoes are available.

Sun 13th Aug
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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.

Sun 13th Aug
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4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none between Puryear dam & Saxapahaw dam.
Access points – easy, portage - easy
$40 per single kayak, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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
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Sun 13th Aug
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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

 

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Mon 14th Aug
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4.7 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none between Puryear dam & Saxapahaw dam.
Access points – easy, portage - easy
$40 per single kayak, $50 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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 CALL OR EMAIL FOR AVAILABILITY DURING THE WEEK

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Mon 14th Aug
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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.

Mon 14th Aug
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3 miles, 1 to 3 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$30 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $40 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak

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

 

336-260-6465
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Mon 14th Aug
to Fri 18th Aug
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Summer Adventure Camps are designed to engage campers with the outdoors through different on-water and on-land activities. In addition to time spent paddling canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards, we hike different sections of trail along the Haw River throughout the week. Campers learn outdoor living skills such as orienteering, fire building, shelter-building, and flora/fauna identification. Strong emphasis is spent on developing teamwork and confidence as campers participate through games and exercises throughout the week.

Full-day Adventure Camp Fee:  $250/week per child

Full-day camps run 9am to 5pm. Drop off and Pick up location will be at our main office in Saxapahaw, (6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road)

Please feel free to call or email (admin@hawrivercanoe.com) for any additional information about our camps, or register online if you feel you have enough information. Enrollment in a camp is on a first come, first served basis.

Available Camp dates Include:

 

June 25th to June 29th       The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp  

July 2nd  to   July 6th           The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 9th  to    July 13th         The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.          Full-day Adventure Camp 

July 16th to July 20th          The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co.           Full-day Adventure Camp 

Mon 14th Aug
to Fri 18th Aug
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Half-day Paddle Camps focus on developing paddling skills in recreational kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.  Campers receive instruction in paddling technique, safety, and river navigation. We explore different sections of the Haw River throughout the week. Campers should leave with a much greater understanding of paddlesports and on water confidence.  Emphasis will be placed on teaching about conservation efforts designed to protect and preserve the Haw River for future generations.

 

Half-day Paddle Camp Fee:  $195/week

Half-day Paddle Camps are from 9:00AM until 1:00pm Monday through Friday.  Drop off and Pick up location will be at our main office in Saxapahaw, (6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Road)

Our camps are operated by The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. and offered in partnership with other organizations. You may contact us for additional information; however, must register through our partners. Enrollment in a camp is on a first come, first served basis.

 

Camp dates and the associated partner organization are:

July 23rd to July 27th                        Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp

July 30th to August 3rd                    Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp 

August 6th to August 10th              Carrboro Recreation & Parks                  Half-day Paddle Camp

August 13th to August17th             Carrboro Recreation & Parks                 Half-day Paddle Camp           

 

Carrboro Summer camp registration link:

www.carrbororec.org/373/Summer-Camps