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We used the Paddling Eastern North Carolina book as a reference and looked for flow rates as recommended of greater than 50 cfs on two other creeks nearby as the Uwharrie River dosen't have a working USGS gauge on line. Our flows today were Abbotts Creek 75 cfs and Little River 130 cfs. This made for a great kayaking experience.
The rapids would probably rate a class 1 but none-the-less they were still fun. We did encounter 1 strainer on the left around a small island(a few downed trees about 2 miles into our trip)which forced us to portage around to the right.
We used a great new outfitter called Two Brothers Kayak & Canoe Rental out of Eldorado for our shuttle. They actually met us at the put in and drove our car to the take out for us. They do provide kayak and canoe shuttles as well as rental of boats.
Alternate directions from Charlotte are NC 24/27 east to highway 109 North to Coggins Mine Rd. (NC 1302) to Low Water Bridge Rd. (NC 1301).
Kayak Motor Kit
Overstock Outlet Foods
Kayak Deck Gear Bags