South River, Green Sea Bridge to NC 701

by  guest-paddler

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

This is a narrow beautiful stretch of river. The north bank is largely a mitigation area owned by NC DOT, which means it is swampland. We saw a mink, 2 deer very closeby and lots of birds. The downside was that there were 10-20 portages around downed trees. We could go under a few and around the ends of others but at times we dragged the boats a ways through the woods to get around multiple trees. This 7 mile stretch took us about 4 hours.

The put-in at Green Sea Bridge is easy, with an off-road place to park and a very friendly dog.

Portage Notes

Some are easy, some harder.

Trip Details

  • Trip Dates: 12/27/2021
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Number of Portages: 15

Trip Location