Little River at Hwy 70 to Neuse River at 117
After a week of rain the rivers have risen and we can once more paddle them. Having never gone this route before, none of us knew what to expect.
After putting in to the Little River at Hwy 70 and heading down stream we found the river difficult to travel. The near flood level waters were swift and the many trees were difficult to navigate. We got caught one the trees more than once, but we made it through.
Not sure if the Little River is any better when it isn't flooded, but it was beautiful when there were no trees to contend with.
Once we arrived at the Neuse River it was smooth sailing and peaceful still chilly but beautiful. We made a stop at Waynesborough Park and had a brief rest and snack as well as talked with one of the parks representatives. Very pleasant and much needed break after fighting through the Little River.
Once our rest stop was complete we continued down stream to our take out at Hwy 117 boat ramp near Whiskey Dick's. In the end everyone had a pleasant time and with the increased water level and current the trip lasted about 3 hours.
Hwy 70 has no boat ramp or parking at our starting location. Proceed with caution.
Starting location: From Goldsboro take Hwy 70 towards Raleigh. Turn left into the little river shopping center and take the access road infront of Advance Auto Parts to the end.
Ending location: Take Hwy 117 towards Mount Olive shortly after you pass Wayne Auto Salvage the boat ramp is on the right next to Whisky Dick's.
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)