The Uwharrie River

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.


 Half day paddle
will start at Low Water Bridge and end
at the Hwy. 109 Bridge. This paddle is approximately 7.5 miles long and the average paddle time is 4 hours.



The Uwharrie River is very dependent on rainfall. In the hot summer months the river 
dries up if we do not get enough rain, so it is best to check the river gage before you come, to be sure there is enough water in the  river to paddle.


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Camping

Bring your own gear and enjoy a relaxing night under the stars, camping out on the banks of the 
Uwharrie River.
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