Deep - 2. Route 2221 to Route 2615

Deep, North Carolina, US


2. Route 2221 to Route 2615 (Cedar Falls to Ramseur)

Usual Difficulty I-II (varies with level)
Length 5.4 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02100500 110 - 1500 cfs I-III 00h28m 1720 cfs (too high)

River Description

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If you want to skip the Franklinville Dam portage, you can simply put-in at the park just north of the Franklinville Fire Dept.  The run begins with a small rapid and boulder garden.  Near the end of the park is the remants of another destroyed dam, but the iron gates to millrace remain.  This would probably created a hellish sieve on river left during high water.

This section has several small rapids, but there are fairly LONG stretches of flatwater to be crossed between them.

The dam at Ramseur has a dangerous breach on river left.  There is a 4-6' pourover with rebar protruding from both sides.  No one except for the insane should attempt running this temptress.  The dam can be portaged successfully on either side, but river right provides a fairly easy trail and a pool to pitch your boat into.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-10-16 11:44:27


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0Ramseur DamN/AHazard
0.0Franklinville Put-inN/APutin
0.0Alternate Take-outN/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

Ramseur Dam (Class N/A)

Dangerous breach on river left.  Portage on far river right.

Franklinville Put-in (Class N/A)

Roadside and riverside park.  Good access.

Alternate Take-out (Class N/A)

Easy take-out.  Access permission unknown.

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