Black River Section 6


Probably one of the best river trips in th area. This 12.9 mile trip is a must for anyone who owns a kayak or canoe! About 1/2 way into the trip is a stand of cypress trees that have been dated to 1500 or more years old!

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 the Black river bridge. This is the starting point.

Drive shuttle vehicles W on 53 to 210 (about 1/2 mile away). Go South to 53E. Take 53E about 5 miles to Kelly Rd. (just before crossing bridge) Go about a mile down Kelly Road to the Wildlife Access Road. Turn down the long dirt road until you get to the ramp. Leave your shuttle vehicles here.


Difficulty Difficulty Level Moderate, due to distance and need for shuttle.
Hazards road at the put-in area, so be careful
Time 5-6 hours.; depending on your paddling speed and duration of lunch break
Serenity This is probably one of the most serene sections of river you can paddle in the area!
Maps  Black River Put-In  Black River Take-Out