Haw, North Carolina, US
2. US Route 15-501 (Bynum) to Highway 64 (Middle Haw)
||I-III (for normal flows)
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Surfing at ledgePhoto of Jim Carroll by James Woods taken 09/06/03 @ ~6.5' on USGS
HAW RIVER NEAR BYNUM, NC
340 - 10000 cfs
Scenic North Carolina Waterway. There is little development between Bynum and the Highway 64
bridge. During the summer, the islands are covered in poison ivy, but it the late Fall and early
Spring, the islands provide good fishing and canoe camping opportunities. However, be aware that
dozens of boaters have been rescued from this section over the past 30 years when the waters rose
unexpectedly due to rainfall near Burlington, NC.
The take-out for the Middle Haw is on river right on the downstream side of the Hwy 64 bridge.
There is a parking area immediately adjacent to the riverbank. To get to the put-in, drive up the
gravel access road to Hwy 64 and turn right (eastbound toward Raleigh). Go to the next traffic
light. This is Mt. Gilead Church Road. Turn left on Mt. Gilead and go all the way to the end, where
it makes a T-intersection with Hwy. 15-501. Turn left (south, toward Pittsboro) onto 15-501. There
used to be two places in Bynum to put in on the river: the power plant or the footbridge. Due to a
fire at the old mill/power plant, that parking lot is blocked off and is no longer accessible.
To put-in at the Bynum Footbridge, continue on 15-501 across the bridge. Take the first left past
the bridge. You will come to an old bridge which is now closed to vehicular traffic. Park at the
end of the bridge on the right. There is a path running down to the river and a pretty good sized
eddy where you can put-in on river right.
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Last Updated: 2008-04-25 14:18:49