Roanoke, North Carolina, US
NC Route 48 to 0.5 mi. downstream of US 301 (Weldon)
||I-III (for normal flows)
Mike Keeney blunting center wave
Mike Keeney blunting center wavePhoto of Mike Keeney by Jim Wei taken 09/11/05 @ 2700
Put in at the Hwy-48 bridge over the river. There are parking are on the river left bank just
downstream of the bridge.
The river is mostly flat for the almost three miles to the I-95 bridge. Downstream of the I-95
bridge, the river splits into multiple channels. There is one insignicant rapid before the next
bridge which is the US-158/US-310 bridge.
About 150 yards downstream of the 158/301 bridge is the "Rapid". When the lake level is
low enough to expose the rapid (see the gauge description), there are three lines and some play
spots. Also downstream of the 158/301 bridge but immediately upstream of the Rapid, a small
channel branches off to the river left that bypasses the Rapid. However it also bypasses the
takeout so you'll have to make a long flat but upstream paddle back to the takeout.
Takeout is the boat ramp a few hundred yards downstream of the Rapid.
To get to the take out or to park & play at the Rapid, get off I-95 Exit 173 and head east on
158 for 2 miles through the town of Weldon. Take a left on 301 then take an immediate right, park
behind the soccer field.
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Last Updated: 2013-08-25 17:27:28