South Fork Mills River, North Carolina, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III(IV) (for normal flows)|
|MILLS RIVER NEAR MILLS RIVER, NC|
|usgs-03446000||450 - 1500 cfs||II-III(IV)||01h09m||220 cfs (too low)|
From a couple of facebook posts.
Christopher Peek Hiked and fished it a bunch but never paddled it. All class 1-2 except high falls. Would be a half mile hike out at turkey pen or another 4 or so mile float to a road. Know a few guys that have paddled it but haven't caught it myself
Mark Miller I did it a few years back. I would call it mostly class two with a couple III and one IV. The falls is after the the biggest rapid. It is not a fast shuttle or a fast run. Prepare to be on the water for 3 to 4 hours. Scout your take out, there are many bridges you will go under and they all look the same. I'm not sure what the level was but the davidson wasnt running and the north fork was low.
Keith Sprinkle Beautiful. Not hard but long, saw not one person in 14 miles when we did it in the spring. I highly recommend it for a wilderness experience even though the whitewater is mostly real easy. Go with good flow.