Black River Section 5


North of Atkinson, about 45 minutes from Wilmington.  This is a great trip for getting away from it all!

From Wilmington: Take 421N to 53W (Wards Corner)
Follow 53W for 6 miles to Atkinson - Turn right on Beatty's Bridge Road (N. Rankin St.) There is a Scotchman Store on the corner.
Go 6 miles to Ivanhoe Road, just before crossing the bridge. Park a shuttle car at the bridge, on the west side.

Take boats on Ivanhoe Rd. N for 3.8 miles. The wildlife ramp is on the left.

Difficulty Difficulty Level Moderate, due to need for shuttle. If you don't have 2 vehicles, the 4 mile shuttle can easily be done by bike.
Hazards Road at the takeout area, so be careful
Time 2 - 4 hours.; depending on your paddling speed and duration of lunch break
Serenity There are a few houses on the river near the takeout, but the only other people you'll probably see will be paddlers.
Map Black River Put-In    Black River Take Out 
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