Deep - 6. US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge

Deep, North Carolina, US


6. US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles
Avg. Gradient 2 fpm

Dam at Moncure

Dam at Moncure
Photo by Michael Carter taken 12/09/06 @ 2.1 ft.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02102000 1.90 - 6.00 ft I-II 00h36m 3.19 ft (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

US 15-501 River right.

Old US 1 River right.


This section of the Deep River is a beautiful, mostly flat paddle. There are three sets of rapids along the way. The scenery is very nice, with little signs of civilization anywhere. This section is less than 30 minutes from Raleigh. The rapids below the dam would make a nice park and play spot. The center and river right lines have the best ride. The only difficulty is the portage around the Dam at Moncure. River right is steep and river left is not easy. Suggest using ropes to aid in the portage, especially river right. A great dry, cold weather paddle for beginners and novices.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-12-09 11:38:01

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
6.9Dam at MoncureHazard

Rapid Descriptions

Dam at Moncure
Use caution when portaging this dam, especially at high water.

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