Black River Kayaking
Sampson County’s Hidden Treasure. Black River Kayaking provides scenic tours of the Black River. Most tours are half day adventures beginning just south of Clinton, NC and include all needed equipment. A guide will meet you at a designated starting point at the boat landing near Ivanhoe to unload the kayaks and "put in". The guide will provide the necessary instruction for your ability level, go over all safety concerns, and general description of your adventure. All participants will be given a liability waiver to be signed. After all of the formalities are completed, you will begin you tour down one of the most undisturbed rivers in our state. The take out point is about 7 miles south at Beattys Bridge. For more information visit on-line at www.blackriverkayaking.com
“Flowing through about 60 miles of southeast North Carolina, the Black River is a wild, scenic kayaking destination. The Black receives less traffic than the nearby Cape Fear River, making it one of the more secluded waterways in the region. Some of the oldest trees in North America grow along the Black River, including bald cypress trees that have stood watch over the shore for nearly 2000 years.
Peace and Scenic Beauty. The landscape along the Black River is mostly undeveloped, even though the shoreline is a mix of private property and North Carolina Nature Conservancy land. The Black River flows through wild wetlands and cypress forests, deeply stained with the tea-colored wood tannin that gives the river its name. You'll often see herons and other wetland waterfowl hunting in the shallows, and fishermen are often rewarded with catches of bass and catfish. Although the river has a faster flow than many coastal waterways, the water is generally calm and smooth, making it a perfect destination for beginners and experienced kayakers who want nothing more than peace and quiet in a wild setting.”
Richard Corrigan, Demand Media
As featured in USA Today