Pay no attention to the take-out specified by the Streamkeeper. There is no Route 1921 takeout to Buckhorn Creek. It dumps you into the Fear about a mile+ below 1921 and you cannot paddle up the half-mile of Buckhorn Dam rapids. The only way back is a mile+ towpath full of ditches and puddles and some bulldozer intrusions. Fortunately, I made it out just at dark...........................
There is only set of rapids, class 2, with surfing holes-- right at the end. Otherwise, I portaged three times for strainers...I did notice a marsh area river right just before the confluence. It may be possible to paddle through the marshes and back to 1921. If that is true, the next time I go, I will put in on 1921, a half-mile from Buckhorn Dam, play in the only rapids on the river, skip strainers and paddle back via the marsh where I will cross the towpath and put in at the Dam and play in Buckhorn Falls, a half-mile of class 2-3 surfing holes, then paddle back through the marsh again. le scott, Dec 09
This gage is downstream from the Shearon Harris Lake, originally designed to be source of cooling water for four nuclear reactors at the Harris Nuclear Facility, but reverted into a prime bass fishery and hunting area around the lake when the three of the reactors were scrapped. gage is visible from the Highway 42 putin.
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