This is a good trip for anyone who wants to practice overnight paddle/camping with short miles and easy water. Camps have running water, a bathroom the first night and an outhouse the second night. We can also hike the trails at the second nights camp to see an old grave yard and the remains of an old homestead.

The trip is this Friday meeting early at the New River State Park at 10:00AM
or you can meet to car pool/convoy from Food City in Piney Flats at 8:00AM

The first night I am bringing a frozen steak and some charcoal if you want to share the grill!
Also I’ll make breakfast Burritos for everyone on Sunday morning, you can bring something to compliment it if you wish.

Pics of the 2010 Trip

Trip Details:


New River Paddle/Camp Class I-I+
Fri, August 7, Sunday, August 9,
New River State Park to Rt 93 Bridge near the Mouth of Wilson

Friday Morning: Meeting at New River State Park at 9:00AM.
We’ll run the shuttle then try to put-in by 11:00
The New River State Park is at river mile 15, is located in Scottville, NC reached by US Hwy 221 and is 9/10 of a mile from New River Outfitters. N.R.S.P. GPS Coordinates, 36.467680,-81.340350, or the following address exactly as typed; 10000 U.S. 221, NC We will paddle approx 7 miles or 4 hours of paddling to Twin Rivers Campground for the first night where we have reservations.

Saturday: We will be paddling to Allegheny Access campsite about 3 river miles or 1.5 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.

Sunday: On Sunday we will continue down the river about 4 miles or just under 2 hrs of paddling to the takeout at the NC Rt. 93 Bridge near the Mouth of Wilson. There is potable water at the campsites so there is no need to carry or treat water for camp. There is firewood available for purchase too.

At Twin Rivers Campground I have reserved 2 campsites for Friday night that are $20.00 a night and $5.00 for each additional person over 3. We pay when we get there.

At Allegheny Access there is a small fee to camp, it’s on the honor system first come first serve (less than $5 each as I recall).

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 Friday & Saturday and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday. I would also suggest bringing 3 lunches, one for Friday & 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.

Campground Info:

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River Map:

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