River Road Park
Cape Fear River - River Road Park Access
This launch site is usually not too crowded, and the sandy
beach is an easy put-in at mid to high tide. It gets kinda muddy
at low tide! You can paddle north towards Barnard's Creek
and stay out of the shipping channel. If the weather's nice, you can
paddle across the channel to Campbell Island and explore the other
side of the river. Be aware of the tide and weather! They
can both change quickly here!
Take River Road south from Wilmington, towards Carolina Beach. River Road Park will be on the right about halfway between Wilmington and Carolina Beach.
|Difficulty||Easy to Difficult depending on tide, wind, and distance|
|Hazards||Tide and Currents, occasional large boat wakes|
|Time||One hour to explore the dredge spoils nearby to as long as you want to explore the Cape Fear.|
|Serenity||Some fishing boats, large boats if you venture into the shipping channel|
|Map||River Road Launch|
|Geocahe Nearby||River Road Geocache|