Canoe on banks of Neuse River

River Access Launch Sites on the Neuse

For Small Non-motorized Crafts i.e. Canoes and Kayaks


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Falls Dam Access- Mile .25 Buffaloe Road Access- Mile 10.7 Milburnie Dam Access- Mile 14.2 Anderson Point Access- Mile 16.2 Poole Road Access- Mile 17.7

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Raleigh Parks provides five launches for non-motorized watercraft along 17 miles of the Neuse River starting at the Falls Lake Dam. The access points are designed for paddle-craft and are open from sunrise to sunset. Overnight use is not permitted at parking lots of river access points. Cars may not be left overnight.

Below are the access location, directions and river miles from Falls Dam - Mile 0.

For updated information on the flow of the Neuse River, visit the American Whitewater River Database and search Neuse.

Know Before You Go: Tubing on the Neuse River

Falls Dam Access- Mile .25

12098 Falls of the Neuse Road

From the I 540 take Falls of the Neuse Road exit 14. Travel three miles and just before crossing over the Neuse River turn right on a gravel road which ends at the access point.  Turning left before the bridge will end in the Army Corps of Engineers parking lot which has access to the base of the dam.

Buffaloe Road Access- Mile 10.7

4901 Elizabeth Drive

From the I-440 beltline take Route 64 East exit 11B.  Travel two miles and turn right on Buffaloe Road. Travel 3.6 miles and just before crossing over the river turn right on Elizabeth Drive which will end at the access point.

Milburnie Dam Access- Mile 14.2

1101 Old Milburnie Road

From the I-440 beltline take Route 64 East exit 13B.  Travel 2.7 miles and just after crossing the bridge over the river turn left on Old Milburnie Road.  Travel 0.2 miles and turn left on Loch Raven Parkway.  Travel 100 yards and turn right onto a gravel road which leads to the river access down stream of the dam.

Anderson Point Access- Mile 16.2

20 Anderson Point Drive

From the I-440 beltline take Route 64 East exit 13B.  Travel 2.1 miles on New Bern Ave. Turn right on N. Rogers Lane. Follow until you reach a stop sign. Take a right to stay on N. Rogers Lane. Turn Left on Robbins Drive.  Take the first right onto Anderson Point Drive. Turn left into a small parking lot before crossing the bridge over HWY 64 into Anderson Point Park. At the end of the parking lot is a gravel road which leads to the river access.

Poole Road Access- Mile 17.7

6501 Poole Road

From the I-440 beltline take the Poole Road East exit 15.  Travel 2.4 miles and turn left on the gravel road best before crossing over the river.

Contact

 

919-996-3285

Lead Department:
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Service Categories:
Parks Programs

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