* Reasonably Priced
* Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
* Fantastic Day Trip for paddlers of any skill level
My wife and I went made a reservation to take a tandem kayak on the 10 mile down river float over Memorial Day weekend, but unfortunately the water levels on the river were too high. The company's website has a useful link to let you know when this is going to be an issue. They easily accommodated our trip for the next weekend instead.
Upon arrival we found the staff to be helpful, knowledgeable and informative. Despite a constant flow of customers we received personal instruction about the course of the river, along with kayaking fundamentals and safety. Having kayaked on open water before, I found the instruction to be tailored to my personal level of experience.
The trip down to Erwin was fantastic! We found several places to stop and rest in the shade along the way, and the rapids provided excitement, but were well within the range of our beginner/novice skills. The landing spot is easily identifiable (don't pass the bridge!), and we had no trouble making it ten miles in 4 1/2 hours even with a low current. The pick-up van even arrived a little early, so we easily kept our schedule to get home.
With the mountains and beach several hours from our home in either direction, it's usually difficult to find satisfying outdoor activities suitable for a day trip from the sandhills region. This is an excellent place to go and an easy drive from Fayetteville or Pinehurst. You'll be home in time for dinner.
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