Neuse - Old Milburnie Road to Poole Road

Neuse, North Carolina, US


Old Milburnie Road to Poole Road

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 3.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 1 fpm

Neuse River Clean-up

Neuse River Clean-up
Photo taken 04/01/06

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02087183 110 - 5000 cfs I-II 00h43m 1380 cfs (running)
Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description


Milburnie Dam Canoe Access off of Old Milburnie Road


Poole Road Canoe Access off of Poole Road

Gentle paddle on the Neuse River east of Raleigh. This section has several small rapids. This section passes by Anderson Point Park at the confluence with Crabtree Creek. Gunnison Rapid (Class II) is midway between the confluence and Poole Road. This section of river is part of the Neuse River Canoe Trail.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-09-19 07:56:28


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.5Island RapidIPlayspot
1.0US 64 Bridge RapidIPlayspot
2.5Gunnison RapidIIPlayspot

Rapid Descriptions

Island Rapid (Class I, Mile 0.5)
Rapid is near island past put-in. River can be run on either side of the island. River left is the shorter route.

US 64 Bridge Rapid (Class I, Mile 1.0)
Rapid is run through center.

Gunnison Rapid (Class II, Mile 2.5)
The main flow is river left. Rapid consists of small waves. Rapid created by a large rock outcropping. Nice place to get out and explore.

User Comments

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April 28 2013 (2093 days ago)
Banks DixonDetails
Poole Rd Access is open again. Parking is improved but the launch/access to the water remains the
September 3 2012 (2330 days ago)
52jpbaul (154777)
Poole Road Access is temporariy closed due to Raleigh Greenway construction. Gate is locked, up you
can still walk to the takeout area.
September 3 2012 (2330 days ago)
52jpbaul (154777)
Gunnison Rapid was a fun begineer rapid @ 170 CFS.
May 11 2009 (3541 days ago)
x (1)
Gunnisons rapid is fun from about 200 cfs to about 2000 cfs. You can take the right line at higher
flows, the center line at medium flows, and the left line at lower flows. If you enjoy this enough
to do over again, take out on river left and walk back the 150 yards or so via a well worn trail.
Take out is easy, but put in above the rapids can be difficult and muddy. At times muscrat are
rampant in this area, with about 20 seen during one run.