The Uwharrie River flows south from Asheboro through the Uwharrie Mountains into Lake Tillery, near Albemarle. With long pools of flat water and occasional class one & two white water, it is a good river for the beginner paddler. The Uwharrie is known for being one of the most scenic rivers in the Piedmont, with an abundance of wildlife. On any given day some of the wildlife you may see are otters, osprey, great blue herons, wood ducks, white tail deer and wild turkey.
You may even be lucky enough to catch the the PawPaw
trees in season. They produce the only tropical fruit
that is native to North America.
Your trip down the river will be about 7.7 miles long.
It will start at Low Water Bridge and end
at the Hwy. 109 Bridge.
Bring your own gear and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars, camping out on the banks of the
The River is the best way to look for