Deep River

The Deep River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 125 miles long, from its headwaters near High Point, joining the Haw River near Moncure to form the Cape Fear. The section of the river that divides Chatham and Lee counties is a popular paddling destination, offering public access points that allow for manageable day trips.

The name “Deep River” is thought to come from the steep or “deep” banks that line much of the river.


View the different segments of the Deep River so you know how to plot your course for a fun day of kayaking!


View the information listed from the United States Geological Survey regarding water flow and depth for the Deep River


View my blog posts regarding our trips on the Deep River


View the different Outfitters for the Deep River for kayak and canoe rental as well as shuttles