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Paddle Trip on the Deep River State Trail

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a year of celebrating North Carolina’s 14 State Trails with a 5-mile paddle trip on the Deep River State Trail! The trail follows its namesake river through the central Piedmont from Jamestown in Guilford County south and east through Randolph, Moore, Chatham and Lee counties before emptying into the Cape Fear River. It is one of just two State Trails with both a hiking and paddling component.

On this hike we will paddle a mellow stretch of the Deep River near Sanford. The trip starts with passage beneath the Camelback Bridge, past the long-abandoned Endor Iron Furnace, and an old lock and dam. The Deep is scenic and peaceful through this stretch, suitable for novices and experienced paddlers alike. A guide will discuss the river’s natural and human history.

Don’t have a boat? You can rent one through Endor Paddle. Single sit-on-tops are $49, tandems are $79. Rentals include boat, paddle, PFD, and shuttle back to your car. Reserve a boat by going here and clicking on “Explorer – 5 Miles.” PLEASE NOTE: You must reserve your boat(s) through Endor Paddle by 9 a.m. May 17.

If you do have a boat, arrive at Deep River Park at 8 a.m. to set up a shuttle.

Come and learn about the Deep River State Trail and North Carolina’s other 13 State Trails!

This event is sponsored by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources/Hometown Strong, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Randolph County, Lee County, Deep River Park Association, and NC Great Trails State Coalition.