Paddle Routes

Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of desired paddle time. reserve your Prices reflect a non-guided single kayak/sup rental for 4 hrs, and will vary depending on group size. All trips can be guided by an experienced river guide for an additional fee. Paddle routes are weather dependent and sometimes subject to flooding. Paddle times are estimated under the assumption that the average paddler travels 2 miles an hour. Times may vary depending on river current and paddler experience. Please call or email us with any questions about planning or outfitting your trip, or any areas not found on this list. We will travel almost anywhere for groups of 8 or more. Information on the Tar Pamlico Water Trail Camping Platforms, and an interactive paddle map can be found at Paddle trail maps for the city of Rocky Mount can be viewed here.


Town Common: Out and Back (1-4 hrs) Travel as far as you want on this flat water section in Greenville. Current must be slow…..$35

Town Common to Port Terminal (3.5 miles, 2-4 hrs) Start in Uptown Greenville and travel down river. There is a large cypress swamp and a nice sandbar about half way.…..$35

Port Terminal: Out and Back (1-4 hrs) Cypress swamps and sandbars nearby. Best for short trip or for visiting the Tim Barkley Camping Platform. Not recommended if current is fast.….$35


Chicod Creek: Out and back (4 miles, 4 hr guided trip only) Unique, dense swampland that can be hard to navigate and shouldn’t be paddled if current is fast. Creek eventually widens and leads to river, not far from Grimesland bridge.….$45


Hwy 222 to Greenville Town Common (11 miles, 5 hrs) Shallow, secluded section, several sandbars, passes by Phil Carroll platform and airport…..$45


Old Sparta to Falkland (4 hrs) Many sandbars on low flow. Shallow water most of the way. Fairly straight section.…..$40

Waterfront to Old Sparta (7.8 miles, 4 hrs) Straighter section of the river, offering views of up to a mile ahead. Passes by WRC Camping Platform.….$45

Bell’s Bridge to Waterfront (10 miles, 5-6 hrs) Shallow, secluded section, several sandbars, usually has some current. Passes by Panola Camping Platform.….$50

Dunbar’s Bridge to Bell’s Bridge (12.5 miles, 5-6 hrs) Secluded, steep banks and sandbar sections. Usually a little current present.…..$50

Rocky Mount

Hwy 97 to Dunbar (9.7 miles, 4-5 hrs) Class 1 rapids, large trees, pass by Bourne Family Camping Platform.…..$50

Neville Lane to Hwy 97 (4 miles, 2-3 hrs) Take out is by water treatment output…..$35

Battle Park to Neville Lane (2 miles, 1 hr) Short class 1 rapid section ‘Little Falls’. Entry is closest public access just down and across the river from Rocky Mount Mills.….$25

Nashville Road to Sunset Park (2.5 miles, 1.5 hr) Easy, slow moving route. Thick vegetation. Pass by Chico’s restaurant.…..$35

Lamon’s Ferry to Nashville Rd (3.5 miles, 2-3 hrs) Entry usually consists of clear water. Class 1 rapids in multiple spots. Shallow and rocky section. Eventually deepens and slows……$40

Old Bailey to NC 58 (6 miles, 3-4 hrs) Jacob’s Swamp is about 1.5 miles upstream from Hwy 58……$45

Hwy 581 to Old Bailey (6.5 miles, 3-4 hrs) Scenery includes forest and farmland.……$40

Tar River Reservoir: Out and Back (1-4 hrs) Two public access points, 1,860 acres of calm water, calm water, good fishing. Great to use if river is flooded. Can have high boat traffic.…..$35

Windsor Cashie River

Hoggard Mill to Treehouses (4 miles, 2-3 hrs) Wind your way through historic Windsor in the secluded blackwater swamps of the Cashie River. This route passes by the Roanoke/Cashie River Center and ends at the Windsor Campground Treehouses……$45

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