Big Creek (Stokes Co.), North Carolina, US
Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road
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Big Creek/Stokes County, NC
Big Creek/Stokes County, NCPhoto of Robert Myrick by Greg Simoneau taken 02/23/03 @ 3.3 feet
Big Creek is about 40 mins. from Winston-Salem. There is a flat water paddle before you come to the
short gorge section. There are a few small drops and then you come to Mill Rapid, the biggest on
the creek. Get out on river right to scout. After Mill Rapid there are a few more fun drops and
then you come to loop-de-loop the 2nd biggest drop on the creek, it is about a 6 foot drop on river
right that can squirt you at the bottom. At high water there are some small surf waves on the lower
stretch before you come to the bridge at Lynchburg Road.
This creek can be run in anything from a playboat to a creek boat to an OC.
Go hwy. 89 above Danbury and and take a left onto Lynchburg Road. As soon as you turn onto
Lynchburg Road you will cross over Big Creek. Park on the right side of the road before you cross
the bridge, this is the side of the creek that you will carry your boat out from under the bridge
Continue up Hwy. 89 and take a left onto Forrest Road. About .9 miles down Forrest Road you will
see a driveway on the left and an old tobacco barn -- this is the put in. DO NOT block the
driveway, park on the side of the road and out of the way.
There is another put in that will eliminate the long flat water paddle before the gorge section but
it is private property and NO PARKING is allowed. You may arrange to get someone from Hanging Rock Outdoor Center
to drop you off.
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