On Saturday, June 25, We will put in at the King’s Creek road access and paddle to the Allegheny Access campsite about 5 river miles or 2.5 hrs of paddling. This primitive campsite has no road access and is only accessible by water. There are several trails in the area so we can do some hiking either on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. On Sunday we will continue down the river about 4 miles or two hrs of paddling to the takeout at the NC Rt. 93 Bridge. Paddlers should be self contained which means you must be able to carry all your camping gear in your kayak or canoe. You will need food for dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. I would also suggest bringing two lunches, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. We may take out in time for lunch Sunday, but we will be out in the boonies and there is not much purchasing options. There is potable water at the campsite so there is no need to carry or treat water for camp. There is a small fee to camp, its on the honor system (Its less than $5 as I recall).
Here is a link to a map of the river: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/neri/pics/parkmap.pdf
Info on the New River State Park: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/neri/main.php
We’re meeting about 11:30am at Kings Creek access. Its about a 2 hr drive from Kingsport/JC. This will allow us some time to set up the shuttle and still get to camp fairly early. The campsite can fill up on weekends, so its good to arrive early. This will leave some time for exploring the trails in the area or other activities as we wish.
River Camp USA at 2221 Kings Creek Road, Piney Creek, NC. The access is right across the road from River Camp USA.
Directions from Google Maps:
Head north on I-81
Take exit 45 for VA-16 toward Marion
Turn right at VA-16 South, go 27.9 mi
Continue on US-58 East, go 1.4 mi
Turn right onto County Line Rd/VA-93 South (this bridge will be our take-out) , go 1.4 mi
Continue onto N Carolina 113 South, go 2.0 mi
Turn right at S Fork Church Rd, (look for River Camp USA signs), go 0.4 mi
Take the 2nd left onto Kings Creek Rd, go 2.2 mi
Kings Creek Road Access will be on the right (River Camp USA is on the left).
Please confirm if you are going so I know to look for you! If you are interested in carpooling let me know that too, it might be possible.
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