Johns - Route 1328 to Route 1438

Johns, North Carolina, US


Route 1328 to Route 1438

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 6.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02140991 200 - 10000 cfs I-II 00h49m 646 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

See segment #1 for source of in
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-05-21 20:22:10

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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July 7 2012 (2385 days ago)
x (1)
Great introductory run, just took the fiance down and she had a wonderful time. Enjoy it while it
last because there are a few developments scheduled to begin in the near future. Bring a fishing
pole and maybe a cold one or two.
May 15 2009 (3534 days ago)
James RideoutDetails
I have run this section with my family a few times this spring and have found it to be a good
section for novice paddlers. There are a few interesting features along the route but there are no
significant hazards on this stretch of river aside from some tree strainers and all of them can be
easily avoided. The put-in and take out are both on river left, just below the Playmore Beach Rd
(1328). Attached are shuttle directions. From the Put-in. Head northeast on NC-1328/Playmore Beach
Rd toward NC-1333/Packs Hill Rd 1.1 mi. Slight right at NC-1333/Packs Hill Rd 1.2 mi. Continue on
NC-1426/Pax Hill Rd 1.7 mi. Turn right at Corpening Bridge Rd/NC-1438 1.9 mi to the take-out. We
have been able to make this run as low as 160cfs but it was a bit of a struggle so I would
recommend a low level of about 200cfs. Have not explored the river at high levels but I would
expect it would be runnable up to a fairly high level. You might also consider spicing this run up
a bit by putting in on Wilson Creek at the Adako river bridge and running the slightly more
challenging and creeky bottom section of Wilsons.

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