Haw River, Section 10
Note the emphasis on “experienced” paddlers. You need 400 cfs to run this stretch, says Ferguson, which, as you’ll notice if you check out Section 8 just upriver, is twice what’s needed to run that stretch. Less experienced paddlers get into trouble here after a big rain and are frequently the targets of mid-river rescues. If you lack big water experience, do not attempt Section 10.
For a complete description, including hazards, consult “Paddling Eastern North Carolina” (see below).
More info, including maps and access: “Paddling Eastern North Carolina,” Paul Ferguson (2007, Pocosin Press).
Length: 1.3 miles
Drive: 25 minutes from downtown
Put-in: US 64 access (west side of river)
Take-out: Robeson Creek access off Hanks Chapel Road
Time to complete: 1 hour+
Gauge: USGS Haw River near Bynum
Minimum flow: 400 cfs