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WHAT IS THE DANIEL BOONE HERITAGE CANOE TRAIL?

THE DANIEL BOONE HERITAGE CANOE TRAIL IS A PADDLE TRAIL THAT CELEBRATES THE RICH HISTORICAL IMPACT OF DANIEL BOONE AND HIS FAMILY ON THE MIDDLE YADKIN RIVER AND ITS SURROUNDING LANDS. THESE LANDS ARE NOW PARTS OF DAVIDSON, DAVIE, AND ROWAN COUNTY.

THIS PADDLE TRAIL, BUILT BY FRIENDS OF THE DANIEL BOONE HERITAGE CANOE TRAIL, AND MAINTAINED BY DAVIDSON COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION AND THE FRIENDS OF THE DANIEL BOONE HERITAGE CANOE TRAIL OFFERS ACCESS  FOR PADDLING AND  SITE MARKERS ALONG THE TRAIL. THESE MARKERS  IDENTIFY SITES OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE BASED ON A NUMBERING SYSTEM. A KEY OF THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND AT THE INFORMATION KIOSK AT THE MAJOR PUT IN AT THE HWY 64 CROSSING AND  AT THIS LINK.

 

PADDLING INFORMATION

THE YADKIN RIVER IS NORMALLY A GOOD FAMILY PADDLE. HOWEVER, RIVER LEVELS SHOULD ALWAYS BE CHECKED ON ANY PADDLING TRIP AS PART OF THE PLANNING PROCESS. 

OPTIMUM RIVER LEVELS CAN BEST BE CONSIDERED AS THREE SECTIONS.

64 TO 801 ACCESS RAMP- BEST RUN AT AROUND 1000 CFS ON THE YADKIN COLLEGE GAUGE.

801 TO HANNAHS FERRY WITH A STOP A BOONES CAVE OF COURSE. 3000 CFS AND UP.

HANNAHS FERRY TO YORK HILL, 4000 CFS TO FLOOD LEVEL.

THE LOCAL RIVER GAUGE CAN BE CHECKED IN REAL TIME BY CLICKING THIS LINK.

ABOUT 3/4 MILE DOWN FROM THE HWY 64 ACCESS THERE IS A CLASS II RAPID. IT IS A ROCK LEDGE THAT IS THE LARGEST OBSTACLE ON THE TRIP. ENTER ON THE FAR RIGHT AND WATCH FOR LARGE WAVES AT THE BOTTOM. THERE ARE A FEW OTHER MINOR SHOALS THAT REQUIRE SOME MANEUVERING BUT NO OTHER RAPIDS OF CONSEQUENCE.

 

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