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Quick News History

Quick News History

4/26/2017 Short version: We are offering whitewater kayaking or scenic rafting only, at least until early May when water levels come back down after the heavy rains in late April.
Long version: We have received extreme levels of water precipitation in the entire Cape Fear River basin from April 24-25th, causing flooding in many areas. Jordan Lake, a man made lake that feeds the Cape Fear River, is designed for 2 main purposes: water supply and flood control. Jordan Lake accumulated a lot of the storm water, causing it to rise over 11ft (that’s a bunch!!). Now the Army Corps of Engineers who control the Jordan Lake Dam will be releasing that water in to the Cape Fear River. It will most likely take days and days to bring the lake back down to its target level. Only then we’ll see the reduced outflow from Jordan Lake, which will in turn create favorable conditions for all of our regular paddling and tubing trips here in Lillington. Please stay tuned or give us a call with any questions. At currently higher water levels you can experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking or enjoy a relaxing ride on a whitewater raft (both trips are guided). Contact us for details or make your reservations online. Cheers!
4/26/2017 We will be closed on Wednesday due to flood level conditions :(
4/25/2017 We will be closed Tuesday due to rain and flood level conditions.... :(
4/24/2017 We'll be closed on Monday due to rain.... :(
4/23/2017 Cooler day with some clouds today on the river, but it's still beautiful as ever. We are open until 5pm unless the rain settles in earlier.
4/22/2017 No rain in the forecast until later. Beautiful day on the river - come on down and enjoy some tubing or paddling!
4/21/2017 Some rain in the forecast. We'll keep a close watch on the radar... We are open Sat and Sun 10-5pm. Any changes to our regular operations we'll keep you posted right here.
4/13/2017 The forecast is looking great for this holiday weekend! The water level is just a few inches above summer normal. Come join us for some river fun. All paddling trips are available and so is the river tubing, although the water is still on the chilly side. We are open 10-4 Friday, 10-5 Saturday and Sunday. See you on the water!
4/9/2017 We have switched to 7 days a week starting Monday 4/10/17!! On Sunday (4/9) we’ll be offering only Easy Float or 10 Mile Challenge in Sit-on-top kayaks only! We anticipate to have all regular trips available starting Monday based on the river level forecast.
4/7/2017 The river has gone up after the recent rains. At this water level we will be offering only Easy Float canoe or kayaking trip. We also will be doing guided whitewater kayaking or scenic rafting trips. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the water!
4/6/2017 The river has gone up some after the recent rains. We are closely monitoring the conditions and will share the most up to date info as it becomes available. As of this point we have not made any decisions about the upcoming weekend.
3/29/2017 The weather forecast for this weekend is looking great again!! We'll be open 10-5 Saturday and Sunday. All of our core trips are available, so come on down and paddle it away! The water temperature is still too cold for enjoyable tubing, but we can set you up if that’s what you are after!
3/22/2017 Excellent forecast this weekend!! We'll be open 10-5 Saturday and Sunday. All of our core trips are available, so come on down and paddle it away! Water temperature is still too cold for enjoyable tubing, but if you desire so we can tube you away :)
3/19/2017 Open Sunday 10-5! Beautiful day, but little windy. Come join us for an early spring paddle. Cheers!
3/18/2017 We'll be closed for rentals on Saturday due to rain. We are here if you are coming to check out boats for sale. We'll be open Sunday 10-5.
3/17/2017 We plan to be open this weekend, although some rain is in the forecast. Give us a call before coming to make sure conditions are suitable. Cheers!
3/8/2017 We will be closed this weekend (3/11 - 3/12) due to cold weather. Check back with us next week. Stay warm!
2/21/2017 Thank you everyone who came out for a great opening weekend! We’ll be open every weekend, as long as the weather holds up and so far this upcoming weekend look quite promising! Cheers!
2/16/2017 Excellent forecast for this weekend! Unusually enough, we’ll start this season early! We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. Come see us for some river fun in mid-February!
2/9/2017 We hope everyone is as excited as we are that opening day is fast approaching! Weather and safe river conditions permitting, we speculate our opening day to be Saturday, March 4th, 2017.
12/13/2016 Happy Holidays! If you are still looking for that gift, we have gift cards available and we still have some canoes or kayaks for sale! Call us with any questions: 919-495-5555. Cheers!
10/30/2016 Thank you everyone for a great 2016 season!! We are now closed for the regular operations until March 2017. We might be open for special events throughout winter months. There will be a lot of new and exciting things to come in 2017, so don’t hesitate to check back periodically. Cheers!
10/26/2016 The river conditions are looking great for this weekend, so is the weather! Join us for the closing weekend of the 2016 season and enjoy leaf changing scenery from the river!
10/24/2016 Jordan Lake, which directly feeds the Cape Fear River, had gone up by 11ft after Hurricane Matthew. After water levels from the natural run off from the hurricane have been reduced below flood stages throughout the Cape Fear basin, the US Army Corps of Engineers started the water release from Jordan Lake to reduce the lake volume down to its target level. That’s what has been keeping the river level up. Now we are approaching the lake’s target level and the outflow will be drastically reduced. Which, in turn, means we are very likely to have a more normal river level by this weekend; our last weekend of 2016 season! We’ll keep you posted on whether we’ll be open, so stay tuned!!
10/20/2016 The river is running at 8.3ft by Lillington’s gauge. We will be offering Whitewater Kayaking and Scenic Rafting only this weekend! Both are guided trips and depart at scheduled times, reservations required! We hope to see you on the water for some action.
10/15/2016 The river is running at 4.5ft by Lillington’s gauge. At this level Easy Float (canoes or any kayaks) or 10 Mile Challenge (only sit-on-top single kayaks) is a good choice! We’ll be open Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Hope to see you on the river!
10/13/2016 We will be open this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Water level will be higher than summer low, but based on the projections from US Army Corps of Engineers, it should be acceptable for Easy Float, 10 Mile Challenge, and Epic Overnight. Likely the current will be too strong for Leisure Paddle. Hope to see you on the river!
10/12/2016 We are closely monitoring river conditions, that are directly impacted by the release from Jordan Lake. US Army Corps of Engineers are waiting to increase the water release from the lake until storm water passes in lower basin. Based on that, there is a good chance conditions in Lillington will be acceptable to do some paddling this weekend. Please check back closer to this weekend for more details.
10/11/2016 I hope everyone is safe with running water and electricity! We will remain closed until further notice due to dangerous river conditions. We strongly recommend to postpone any river activities for private boaters also! We will reopen for weekend operations as soon as conditions improve! Any questions please call us 919-495-5555.
10/3/2016 Boat sale still goes on! We still have plenty of boats to choose from.
We will be closed Friday 10/7 through Sunday 10/9. It has been a busy season and we have accommodated thousands of people with happy river times. Now it's time for the employees to take some time and enjoy a river! We are doing 3-day rafting trip in West Virginia on the New River!
We will resume regular weekend operations starting on Friday 10/14 until end of October, weather and river permitting.
10/1/2016 The river level has dropped to the level acceptable for all river tubing, kayak and canoe trips. Contact us with any questions 919-495-5555 or book online. Hope to see you on the river on this beautiful October Sunday!
10/1/2016 The river has been dropping rather fast. At this point we are able to offer 1 hour Easy Floats or 10 Mile Challenge in sit-on-top kayaks only! We are still doing 10am Saturday Whitewater Kayaking. The current is too strong for Leisure Paddle. Any questions please give us a call 919-495-5555.
9/28/2016 All used boats are for sale!
We are now open only on weekends through the end of October weather and river permitting, with the exception of October 7-9th we’ll be closed for company end of season rafting trip. We hope to see you on the river before the season runs out!
9/22/2016 The river has been fluctuating some due to the recent rains. It’s likely to be back at summer low level by the weekend with river tubing time around 5 hours. The boat sale starts this Sunday at 10am. First come first serve. Get here early to pick your boat!
9/15/2016 All canoe, kayak and river tubing trips are available. The river is at its normal summer-low level. The river tubing time is estimated at 5 hours, and as always we ask you to be ready to swim, walk, or paddle along the way while tubing to help yourself keep moving. Please reserve your trip online via our real-time reservation system. See you on the river!
9/6/2016 We have switched to Fall Hours! We are now open Friday through Sunday. See our Hours Page for details. We hope to see you on the river this Fall!
9/5/2016 We are open 10am – 4pm on Monday 9/5/16. Last tube goes out at 11am. All canoe and kayak trips are available. We require reservations!! You can make your reservation online, even if it is the same day! We hope to see you on the river on beautiful Labor Day Monday!!
9/3/2016 The storm has passed, the river is at normal level, all canoe, kayak and river tubing trips are available. Tubing time is estimated at 3.5 – 4 hours. Come see us on the river for some good times!
9/3/2016 We are offering all canoe, kayak and river tubing trips as of Saturday morning. The river level has gone up some (by less than a foot), but remains at an acceptable level for all river activities. It will be windy with temperatures in 70s so please plan accordingly. If you want to reschedule an already booked trip for a warmer day just give us a call or email. See you on the river soon!
9/2/2016 Update 8:30am: We will be closed Friday due to the tropical storm.
We are closely monitoring the weather and river conditions. There is a great possibility of the river level going up if we receive as much rain as suggested by the forecast. If it goes beyond what we consider the safe level, we’ll have to postpone river activities. This might affect Saturday, Sunday, and Monday trips, so please check back here for the most up to date status. We’ll keep you posted throughout the day as the storm develops.
9/1/2016 We are closely monitoring the tropical storm off the coast of NC. If the storm's path remains as forecast, not only it will rain Friday and Saturday, the storm will also have drastic effects on the river water level. The higher water level might remain for extended period of time if the entire basin receives as much rain as predicted. If the river raises beyond what we consider a safe level we'll have to make cancellations to some or all river trips. Please note we have not made any decisions or cancellations yet, so please stay posted.
8/22/2016 The river remains at its summer low level, which is normal for this time of the year. All canoe, kayak, and river tubing trips are available. Tubing time is 5 hours and as always we ask you to be prepared to swim, walk, or paddle with your hands to help yourself along very slow moving river. See you on the water soon!
8/12/2016 The river level is finally dropping and will continue to drop throughout the weekend to approach normal summer low level. All canoe, kayak, and river tubing trips are available. Reservations are required! Our real-time online reservation system is the way to do it! We estimate for tubing trip to last 3.5-4.5 hours. We hope to see you on the river!
8/11/2016 The river is at a higher level due to recent rains. All canoe, kayak, and river tubing trips are available.
River Tubing is estimated to last 1.5 hours. Anchor down to swim, eat or hang out to make the trip last longer. Go second time around for half the price!
Leisure Paddle is more challenging because you paddle upstream and the current is stronger at this water level. Opt out for Easy Float for as an easy paddle.
Easy Float will go quick. If you choose 2 hour option you will have to purposely stretch out your trip.
10 Mile Challenge is recommended in single sit-on-top kayaks only.
See you on the river!
8/10/2016 The river has gone up yet again. At this level we only able to offer Easy Float. We anticipate for reduced river level by Thursday.
8/5/2016 The river is at a higher level due to recent rains. All canoe, kayak, and river tubing trips are available.
River Tubing is estimated to last 1.5 hours. Anchor down to swim, eat or hang out to make the trip last longer. Go second time around for half the price!
Leisure Paddle is more challenging as you paddle upstream at this water level. Opt out for Easy Float for as an easy paddle.
Easy Float will go quick. If you choose 2 hour option you will have to purposely stretch out your trip.
10 Mile Challenge is recommended in single sit-on-top kayaks only.
See you on the river!
8/4/2016 The river is at a higher level due to recent rains. All canoe, kayak, and river tubing trips are available. Leisure Paddle is more challenging at this level. 10 Mile Challenge is recommended in single sit-on-top kayaks. River Tubing is estimated to last 2-3 hours. See you on the river!
7/29/2016 The river remains at its normal summer low level. All canoe and kayaks trips are available, along with the river tubing that we anticipate to last around 5 hours. Please note at this water level you will have to paddle along, swim or walk to help tube keep moving! It will be a hot weekend, so be sure to bring plenty of water, head gear, sunscreen. Reservations are required and it will be busy on the river! Come join us for some good times on the water!
7/22/2016 Here are the latest updates about the river levels… Starting Saturday the river will be at a normal summer low level. All canoe and kayaks trips are available, along with the river tubing that we anticipate to last around 5 hours. Please note at this water level you will have to paddle along to help tube keep moving! It will be a hot weekend, so be sure to bring plenty of water, head gear, sunscreen. Reservations are required and it will be busy on the river! Come join us for some good times on the water!
7/22/2016 After several days of higher water level, the river has gone down. We are offering all canoe and kayak trips, along with river tubing that we estimate will run between 2.5-4 hours. It will be a hot weekend, so be sure to bring plenty of water, head gear, sunscreen. Reservations are required and it will be busy on the river! Come join us for some good times on the water!
7/19/2016 The river has risen over night and as of now running at 3.9ft, which is about 2.5ft above summer low level. At this level we recommend against doing Leisure Paddle due to increased current. Easy Float for 1 hour is available. Tubing time is estimated at 2 hours. 10 Mile Challenge is recommended only in sit-on-top kayaks. Any questions please call us at 919-495-5555.
7/17/2016 We are waiting to forecast the river level until we find out schedule for the water release from Jordan Lake after unusually high rain precipitation this July. Very likely the river level will be above normal. We will update this Quick News as soon as we have more information. Cheers!
7/17/2016 The river is running at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate for tubing to last around 3-4 hours. No thunderstorms in the forecast for Sunday! Come join us for some river fun!!
7/16/2016 The river is running at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate for tubing to last around 4 hours. Some thunderstorms are in the forecast and we are keeping a close watch on things! We will be operating our regular hours, but please keep in mind we operate in an uncontrolled environment. There is always a chance your trip might be delayed, cancelled, or you could be caught in a storm while out on the river! We hope to see you on the river soon!
7/15/2016 The river is running at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate for tubing to last around 4 hours.
Thunderstorm warning is in effect! We will operate our regular hours; however, there is a chance your trip might be delayed because of a storm or you could be caught in a storm while out on the river! We will provide thunderstorm briefing for every group so you know what to do in case that happens. If you choose to cancel or reschedule your trip please contact us at 919-495-5555.
7/15/2016 The river is running at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate tubing to take around 4 hours. Reservations are required! See you on the river soon!
7/15/2016 The river is running at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate tubing to take around 4 hours.
7/11/2016 The river remains at slightly higher level, about 1.5ft above summer low. We are still offering all paddling and river tubing trips. River tubing has been taking about 2-2.5 hours but the float time varies depending on wind, currents, and other factors. See you on the river soon!
7/8/2016 The river will be at appropriate level for all paddling and river tubing trips. We estimate the river to be about 1ft above summer low level (~2.7ft by Lillington’s gauge). Very HOT!! Be sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, hats, sunscreen. Tubing time will be approximately 3-4 hours.
7/6/2016 The river is at a higher level due to a lot of rain in the last couple of weeks. As of now we are offering River Tubing (est. float time 1.5 - 2 hours), Easy Float (canoes or kayaks), and 10 Mile Challenge (single sit-on-top kayaks only). We recommend against doing Leisure Paddle, because it involves paddling upstream and it’s more challenging with stronger current. Please give us a call with any questions.
7/6/2016 The river is at a higher level due to a lot of rain we have been getting in the last couple of weeks. As of now we are offering River Tubing (est. float time 1.5 - 2 hours), Easy Float (1 hour), 10 Mile Challenge in single sit-on-top kayaks only. Please give us a call with any questions.
7/5/2016 The weather seems to be improving with some hot days in the forecast. The river is running about 1ft high than summer low. As of now all paddling and river tubing trips are doable! Come on down and spend some quality time on the river!
6/28/2016 We will be open for the entire 4th of July weekend, weather and river conditions permitting. All paddling trips and river tubing are available. Reservations are required and the best way to go about it is to reserve it right here on our website!
On the 4th of July we will be offering 30 minute canoe and kayak rentals as a part of the celebration between 2 and 6 pm, in addition to all our regular trips. Sadly, the 45 minute river tubing trip that was scheduled at 3 pm as a part of the town's festivities has been cancelled due to Harnett County regulations. Any questions feel free to give us a call.
6/28/2016 High chances of thunderstorms for the next few days. Be sure to check with us on conditions before coming out! Cheers!
6/23/2016 Beautiful days out here on the Cape Fear! Come see us for some good times on the river. All paddling and river tubing trips are available!
6/17/2016 This weekend is looking beautiful, come join us for some awesome river time! All paddling trips and river tubing are available. Your best bet is to make online reservations and fill out online waivers to speed up your check-in process! See you on the river soon!
6/15/2016 Some rain in the forecast today but the weather is looking promising as we approach Father's Day Weekend! 10 Mile Challenge or Intro To Kayaking Class is a perfect gift if you are still looking for something special for your Dad!
6/10/2016 We are excited about this weekend! Clear, sunny, HOT, and water is at appropriate level to do any paddling trips or river tubing! Things are looking busy, so be sure to make rsvp! The best way to go about it is to do it online, including filling out electronic waivers for every participant. It will ensure faster check in! See you on the river!
6/8/2016 As of Wednesday, the river is running at higher level. It will be coming down throughout Thursday and Friday. We anticipate for an excellent water level for upcoming weekend with estimate river tubing time at 3.5 hours and all paddling trips available. Heat advisory will be in effect Saturday and Sunday - prepare accordingly: bring plenty of water (12oz per hour per person), head gear, and sunscreen are a must!
6/7/2016 The river is running higher than normal due to release of water from Jordan Lake. We are offering all the trips: River Tubing, Rafting, or Paddling with exception of Leisure Paddle. River Tubing will take about 1.5 hours. 10 Mile Challenge available only in sit-on-top kayaks – loads of fun!
6/3/2016 The water level is at excellent level and suitable for all paddling and river tubing trips. For Saturday we estimate tubing to last 3-4 hours. Water temperature is 78 degrees, high of 93 degrees. See you on the river Saturday!
5/31/2016 The river remains at appropriate level for all the paddling and river tubing trips. We've seen little to none rain in the last several days although the weather forecast suggested otherwise... Come joins just for some river fun!
5/30/2016 We will be operating under our regular hours until further notice. We are keeping close watch on the weather and thunderstorms. There is a chance of us having to cancel your outing if the conditions appear to be unfavorable and dangerous. In particular, we do not want you to be stuck on the river while it is lighting during thunderstorm! Please give us a call with any questions before your trip.
5/30/2016 We’ll be open first part of the day on Monday, until thunderstorms settle in. Please give us a call before coming out to ensure we can set you up with the desired trip.
5/29/2016 We will be closed Sunday due to very high chance of thunderstorms thought-out the day. We are closely monitoring weather forecast and radar to determine if we will be open on Monday. Please call us with any questions.
5/28/2016 We are closely monitoring the storm that is in the forecast for Sunday and Monday. We will decide if we operate on Sunday morning. If you have reservations with us on Sunday, we will contact you if we must reschedule your trip. As always, feel free to contact us with any questions.
5/26/2016 We are finally offering all the paddling and tubing trips after the water has lowered to appropriate level in several weeks! Saturday is filling up, so give us a call or book your trip online. Cheers!
5/23/2016 Based on our projections the river will remain at higher water level until mid-week, Thursday (5/26/16). Until then we’ll be offering only Easy Float canoe or kayak trip, River Tubing or Rafting trips. We anticipate to run ALL the trips (except for rafting) starting Friday (5/27/16) throughout Memorial Day Weekend!
5/23/2016 We are finally offering all the paddling and tubing trips after the water has lowered to appropriate level in several weeks! Saturday is filling up, so give us a call or book your trip online. Cheers!
5/20/2016 More rain and fluctuations with water levels… We offer only 1 Hour Easy Float canoe or kayak trips, River Tubing or Guided Rafting due to higher water level. We estimate tubing trip to last about 1.5 hours depending on conditions when you float. You must rsvp over phone for Guided Rafting that starts 11am weekdays or 9am on Sunday.
5/16/2016 We are offering only 1 Hour Easy Float canoe or kayak trips, River Tubing or Guided Rafting due to higher water level. We estimate tubing trip to last about 1.5 hours depending on conditions when you float. You must rsvp for Guided Rafting that starts 11am weekdays until water flow is reduced.
5/14/2016 We are offering only 1 Hour Easy Float canoe or kayak trip or River Tubing due to higher water level. We estimate tubing trip to last about 1.5 hours depending on conditions when you float. We also offer Guided rafting at 9am Sunday or 11am Monday. Please give us a call with any questions or to make a reservation.
5/12/2016 We are offering 1 Hour Easy Float canoe or kayak trip or River Tubing only due to higher water level. We estimate tubing trip to last about 1.5 hours depending on conditions when you float. Please give us a call with any questions.
5/12/2016 We will be closed due to safety because of increased water release from Jordan Lake causing higher water levels in Lillington.
5/8/2016 We will be offering only 1 hour Easy Float, which is a 2 mile trip. It is the only trip doable at current water level. See you on the river soon!
5/7/2016 All regular paddling and tubing trips are cancelled for Sunday due to high water level, beyond what we consider to be safe. As of 2:15pm 5/7/16 the water gauge reading is 4.33ft and still going up. We will make the decision about scheduled kayaking class Sunday morning. Any questions please feel free to contact us.
5/6/2016 We are having to cancel all the trips this Saturday due to safety because of high water. We are monitoring the river closely to see if the water level will be high enough for rafting. We’ll keep you posted with most up to date info right here. As always feel free to give us a call with any questions.
5/5/2016 We are closely monitoring the river levels and we will post updates right here. Based on the current forecast of the water level we will be offering 1 Hour Easy Float only. Please contact us with any questions.
5/4/2016 The weather and the forecast fluctuates a lot. The river is running a little high with chances of going up more. Contact us for most up to date status. Once we have some certainty what the river levels might be we’ll post it right here.
4/24/2016 Dogwood Festival river trip giveaway winner are: Max Stone and Margo Madsen - Congrats!!! Contact us to schedule your free trip!
4/23/2016 The rain has passed, and we should see some sun today! The river is at a good level (1400cfs) suitable for all paddling trips. Friends, it’s river time!!
4/21/2016 The river is at 2200cfs and going down. All trips are doable, with Leisure Paddle being just a bit more challenging with the current at about 1mph. Get your river time before the rain settles in!
4/20/2016 The weather is looking great, the river is running little high at 2900cfs. Due to that we are doing only 1-hour Easy Float trips today. Choose canoes or single or tandem kayaks and we do the rest! See you on the river soon!
4/15/2016 Beautiful weekend in the forecast. The river is at acceptable level for all river trips with just slightly increased current. We are open 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Come on down for a quick epic river getaway!
4/11/2016 We appreciate our volunteers doing a great job picking up trash from the river during our BIG Clean-up event on Sunday! It was clearly a success!
4/8/2016 It is a beautiful day here in Lillington. ALL trips are available! The river is up a little making Leisure Paddle slightly more challenging than usual due to increased current at about 1mph. See you on the river soon!
4/6/2016 We have received a communication from US Army Corps of Engineers who control Jordan Lake Dam. They informed us that the dam release will stay at a consistent flow at around 1200 cfs which is a great water level for all trips!! (except whitewater raft). We are open 10am-4pm Wednesday through Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Come on down for epic times on the river!!
4/5/2016 So far the river level is acceptable for all the trips on Wednesday; we are open 10-4pm. Come on down and enjoy some river good times!
4/2/2016 The storm has passed and we should see some clear sky today! The river is at acceptable level to do Easy Float – 2 mile downstream trip. Come on out and spend some time on the river!
4/1/2016 Sure enough today's storm has cleared up and it's sunny here now! We are open till 4pm, stop on by for some river time! We'll have to wait and see what the weather does tomorrow...
4/1/2016 Based on the current forecast we will be closed Friday and Saturday. Highly likely the water will rise beyond safe level for kayaking or canoeing. We will run rafting trips depending on water level. We will keep you posted on our quick news section and social media. Any questions just contact us!
3/31/2016 We’ll be open today from 10-4pm weather permitting. Due to higher water level we’ll be offering only Easy Float trip – 2 miles downstream paddle, we shuttle you on the way back. As always any questions just give us a call 919-495-5555. Cheers!
3/30/2016 With anticipation for more precipitation in the Cape Fear basin the release from Jordan Lake has been delayed, lowering water levels at our location. We anticipate to be open on Thursday, likely offering limited trips during day. Please check with us before coming out, and we’ll do our best to keep you posted. Cheers!
3/29/2016 HIGH WATER STORY: The river has come up by about 5ft from the normal level after the rain on Sunday. At this level the water is very swift with numerous dangers such as strainers; therefore, we don’t operate for safety reasons. Also the water is still rather cold in mid 50s. Capsizing, which is always possible even on flat water, would be catastrophic in these conditions. We have more rain in the forecast on Thursday and Friday – likely the river will remain high for some time. We will be running whitewater raft as soon as we find the conditions appropriate. Please contact us with any questions.
3/28/2016 We are open Wed - Fri 10-4pm; Sat & Sun 9am-5pm. Come see us for good times on the river!
3/24/2016 Happy Easter everybody! The weather forecast keeps changing, Saturday being the best bet for a great paddle. We are open Friday 10-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm. Come on down to check out the “blooming” river with tons of wildlife. See you out there!
3/20/2016 More sunny weather is on the way! Come spend some time on the river. We are open Wednesday through Sunday. See you on the river soon!
3/20/2016 We will be closed today, Sunday 3/20 due to the inclement weather. Cold air temperature (high of 48) and cold water (in 50s) makes it for dangerous paddling conditions with high chance of hyperthermia in case of capsizing. We plan to resume our normal operations on Wednesday 3/23 at 10am.
3/19/2016 We open at 9am today, on Saturday. But we are likely to close early due to inclement weather. We will keep you posted right here. Be sure to give us a call before coming out.
3/18/2016 We are open 10am - 4pm on Friday. Questionable weather this weekend. We will post any changes to our normal hours right here. Make sure to give us a call before coming out. See you on the river soon!
3/9/2016 We will be open this Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm!! 9am-5pm this weekend! Don't miss these gorgeous spring days that you can spend on the river!
2/17/2016 We plan to open 2016 season the first weekend in March 3/5/16. Please check back right here for the most up to date status. As always, any questions just give us a call! See you soon!
2/15/2016 Our first kayaking class is scheduled on the first Sunday in March. Let's hope the weather and the river conditions are suitable...
1/8/2016 We hope everyone is off to a good start in 2016! The river is running high, it's cold and rainy - sounds like winter is finally here...
12/31/2015 Happy New Year everyone!! The river remains at dangerously high level – please stay away! Jordan Lake is at extreme levels also, and currently still rising.
12/27/2015 The river remains at dangerously high levels. We strongly suggest to enjoy it from the banks! We remain closed during winter months except for special events when the weather and the river are at acceptable conditions. We announce such events right here and on our facebook. Happy New Year!
12/13/2015 Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
12/8/2015 We will be open this Saturday 12/12 10am to 4pm! Looks like we'll have a combination of excellent weather and appropriate river level this weekend, it has not happened in weeks. Come on out and enjoy beautiful December day on the water. Please be sure to give us a call so we know you are coming.
12/2/2015 Happy Holiday season everybody!
11/20/2015 Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
11/14/2015 The river remains at high level and not safe to be on. We will remain closed despite beautiful weekend.
11/3/2015 The river is running extremely high after the rain in recent days. Stay dry my friends...
10/31/2015 Beautiful day here on the Cape Fear. Come on out and burn some calories before trick-or-treating this evening.
10/21/2015 The weather still looks gorgeous for this weekend, don't miss the opportunity to catch changing fall colors on the river
10/13/2015 We are looking forward to the upcoming weekend. The river should be going down approaching normal levels. So come on down and enjoy some river time!
10/7/2015 Well... The rain last week caused Jordan Lake to go up by 9ft, 5ft above the target level - wow! Now they will release the excess water that will directly affect the Cape Fear River. It will take well over a week to see normal water level. Therefore we'll be closed until further notice.
10/2/2015 Due to unfavorable weather conditions we will be closed Saturday 10/3 and Sunday 10/4. Hope to see you on the river soon!
9/29/2015 We have several boats still available for sale. Please see boat sale page for details
9/26/2015 Boat sale starts Sunday 9am. We have the following equipment available for sale: 12 sit-inside kayaks, 8 sit-on-top kayaks, 2 tandem kayaks, 4 SUPs. First come first serve, don't miss out! More equipment will be available later in the season.
9/25/2015 Hi there! Due to the unfavorable weather we’ll be closed Saturday 9/26. We will reopen Sunday 9/27 at 9am for our regular operations and annual boat sale.
9/21/2015 Hi there! We are changing our operation hours to just weekends. We will stay open all year so come on down and enjoy the river any weekend!
9/15/2015 Welcome to the Cape Fear River! We have some nice September weather settling in. Come join us before it gets too cold... See you on the river soon!
9/13/2015 Hi there! Come join us on this beautiful September's Sunday. As a reminder we will be closed on Monday 9/14. See you soon!
9/8/2015 Welcome tubers and paddlers! Water is still plenty warm, come enjoy some river time with cooler September temperatures.
9/6/2015 Happy Labor Day, everyone! Come on down to the river!
8/31/2015 Hi there! Come on out and enjoy some river time before warm weather is gone... The river has come up a little after the rain, but it is at acceptable level to do all the trips.
8/30/2015 Due to high chances of rain we are likely to close early on Monday 8/31. Please be sure to give us a call before coming out. We will update this post with the most current status.
8/24/2015 Hi there! The river is running at its normal low level, weather forecast is looking decent, so come on down and enjoy some river time!!
8/21/2015 We have some beautiful weather coming up this weekend! Come join us for some river time.
Intro to Kayaking class on 8/23 is full! Please sign up for our next class on 9/13.
Happy paddling!
8/20/2015 River has come up a little after the rain but it's still at its normal level, just couple inches up. Come on down and enjoy your weekend on the beautiful Cape Fear!
8/12/2015 Hi there! We have some beautiful weather ahead of us. Come on down and enjoy some Cape Fear before the summer runs out. See you on the river!
8/11/2015 Hi there! We will open today at normal time - 10am, but might close early due to unfavorable weather forecast. Please give us a call before coming out. See you soon!
8/10/2015 Due to rain we closed early today. We will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday) normal operating hours, weather permitting.
8/8/2015 Weekend weather is looking beautiful! Grab a friend and head out to Cape Fear River Adventures! What adventure is in store for YOU? (919) 495-5555
8/1/2015 It's going to be a scorcher, and time is running out with over HALF of the summer already behind us! Come out to Cape Fear River Adventures and get the most out of your summer :-) Nothing makes us happier than seeing our customers come back with smiles!
7/25/2015 Hi there! It's a beautiful day in the river neighborhood, and we have lots of things for you to do. Availability is open, so no excuses :-D
7/21/2015 Hi there! Check out recent article about Cape Fear River Adventures.
7/12/2015 Hi there! We got some hot days ahead of us. Grab some sunscreen and water and come on down to Cape Fear to enjoy some river time!
7/12/2015 Hi there! We have availability for Sunday. Give us a call 919-495-5555 and we'll be happy to outfit you for a river trip on beautiful Cape Fear!
7/11/2015 The river remains at slightly higher level, about 1.5ft above summer low. We are still offering all paddling and river tubing trips. River tubing has been taking about 2-2.5 hours but the float time varies depending on wind, currents, and other factors. See you on the river soon!
7/10/2015 Welcome to the Cape Fear River Adventures! We are booked up for tubes for Saturday, but we still have some canoes and kayaks available. Sunday is open for all the activities! Hurry up and reserve your spot now! 919-495-5555
7/10/2015 Welcome to the Cape Fear River Adventures. Come on out and enjoy some river time on the beautiful Cape Fear River! We still have availability for all the trips this weekend. Give us a call and we'd be happy to set up your next river trip!
7/5/2015 Hi there! We are open Monday 7/6 10am- 4pm. Come on down and enjoy some paddling or tubing on the beautiful Cape Fear!
7/5/2015 Hi there! Sunday is looking sunny so far... We have full availability at this point, so come on down and spend a day on the beautiful Cape Fear!
7/3/2015 Happy 4th everybody! We are solid booked for this Saturday the 4th. We have availability for Sunday the 5th. Give us a call 919-495-5555 to reserve your spot! See you on the river.
7/3/2015 Happy 4th everybody! We are solid booked for tubing Friday an Saturday. We have some availability for canoes and kayaks. Sunday is still available for all activies. Give us a call 919-495-5555 to reserve your spot! See you on the river.
7/1/2015 Hi there! We still have little availability left for this holiday weekend. Give us a call 919-495-5555 to schedule your river trip this weekend!
6/30/2015 Hi there! The river is coming back down since the rain last week. It's still a few inches up from normal low level, but we are up are running all trips, so come on down!
6/28/2015 Due to the high river causing us to close early Sunday, all those with reservations that we were unable to accommodate today will be able to reschedule with a half-off discount! Simply mention the name the reservation was made under when rescheduling, and we would be more than happy to reschedule your river outing. (919) 495-5555
6/28/2015 Due to the storms and rain of the last few days, the river is running dangerously high. We're sadly going to have to close for the remainder of the weekend, reopening Tuesday 6/30 from 10am to 4pm. Thank you for understanding and please know that we hold our customers' safety above all else. Have a wonderful day! -CFRA Staff
6/26/2015 The river is running high after the rain on Saturday. We are doing only river tubing and Easy floats today. We'll be launching afternoon tubing between 2-3pm.
6/26/2015 Hi there! Forecast shows possibility of some rain later in the afternoon. We are operating our normal hours 9am - 6pm. Come on out and enjoy some Cape Fear on a cooler day!
6/24/2015 Greetings! Come on out and enjoy some beautiful Cape Fear. Give us a call with any questions or use our online reservations system if you are ready for your next outing!
6/17/2015 We are open all weekend long for this Fathers' Day Weekend! Saturday 9-6pm, Sunday 9-5pm. Come on out and enjoy some time with your family on beautiful Cape Fear River!
6/16/2015 Stay cool my friends... Make sure to bring some water, sunscreen and head gear when you come out. Give us a call with any questions 919-495-5555. See y'all on the river soon!
6/14/2015 We're open today- Sunday- 9-5. We'll channel Creedance Clearwater here and say you got to get rollin' on the river this fine Sunday. See you soon!
6/8/2015 We are open Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm on weekdays; extented hours on weekends. Come on down and enjoy beautiful Cape Fear River!
6/6/2015 It's gonna be another HOT one today. Come cool off on the Cape Fear River! Open from 9am to 6pm, Saturday. 10am to 5pm, Sunday.
6/6/2015 Hi there! We still got availability on this beautiful Saturday! Not a cloud in Lillington! So come on out and enjoy the river.
6/1/2015 Hi there! We are open 10am - 4pm on weekdays. Come on out and enjoy beautiful Cape Fear River!
5/31/2015 Happy Sunday everyone! We are open for river trips today, 10am to 5pm. Come on out to cool off, it's going to be beautiful, sunny, and H-O-T!
5/25/2015 We are open today, Memorial Day Monday (5/25/15). Hours are 10am until 5pm. We've been experiencing heavy crowds all weekend long, y'all. This is a hint that reservations are STRONGLY recommended :-) Walk-ins will be accommodated as best we can!
5/23/2015 What time is it? It's time to get out on the river and celebrate Memorial Day weekend, that's what! We are slammin' boats and tubes all day long! We'll see you on the Cape Fear! Try to call ahead, as large holiday crowds are expected all weekend long!
5/18/2015 Hi there! We are open 10am - 4pm on weekdays. Come on out and enjoy beautiful Cape Fear River!
5/16/2015 Hey all! We are lovin' this awesome weather! Grab a friend/family/dog and get the heck out here :-) Open until 6 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.
5/10/2015 Once the Storm Ana leaves Carolinas the weather should clear up and we'll see some sun during week. Come on down, we are open Tuesday through Friday 10am - 4pm, longer hours on weekends. See y'all on the river!
5/10/2015 After Strom Ana leaves the weather should clear up and we'll see some sun during week. Come on down, we are open Tusday through Friday 10am - 4pm, longer hours on weekends. See y'all on the river!
5/10/2015 Hi there! Due to tropical storm Ana and rain in the forecast we will close early on Sunday. We will be back on the river our normal hours on Tuesday! See y'all soon!
5/9/2015 Hi there! Due to tropical strom Ana forecast shows a lot of rain tomorrow. We will open at regular time on Sunday at 10am, but likely to shut down early if it rains. Please give us a call before coming out or to check on local weather conditions.
5/8/2015 Hi there! Looks like we have some rain in the forecast.. Don't hesitate to give us a call to get the most up-to-date weather and river report. We are opne Saturday and tentatively Sunday.Check back right here for further info.
5/3/2015 Forecast looks great for the next few days. Come on out and join us on the river! We are open Tuesday through Sunday. See y'all soon!
5/2/2015 What are you doing staring at this computer/phone/tablet?! Get your crew out to the river, STAT! We're open all weekend and it's promising to be a GORGEOUS one!
4/29/2015 Let the rain pass... This weekend is looking great! Come on out to enjoy the river on a beautiful spring day!
4/26/2015 Hi there! Tuesday is looking like a beautiful day! Come see us before the rain settles in mid week.
4/21/2015 The Upper Cape Fear River is regulated by Jordan Lake dam. The rain received on Sunday and Monday caused the lake to rise considerably (by nearly 3ft- it takes lotta water to fill up a lake!). This means the dam will be "wide" open for several days in order to get the lake levels down. It will keep the river at dangerous levels for any recreational activities... Please check the water gages @ USGS sites for more info and to satisfy your curiousity, or just give us a call. We are looking forward to lower water levels just like you are! Until then.... take care! And we’ll be posting updates here if anything changes.
4/17/2015 Hi you guys! For safety reasons we are currently closed due to high water level. Please check back right here for the most up to date info.
4/16/2015 Hi you guys! We will be open Friday, but the river is running high, so we will be doing only "1 Hour Easy Floats". Give us a call for details 919-495-5555.
4/16/2015 Howdy everyone! Give us a call now to set up your weekend reservations. 919-495-5555
4/12/2015 Hi you guys! We are open today from 10am to 5pm, so come on out! The river is running a little high, so we will only be offering limited trips. Give us a call for the details: 919-495-5555.
4/11/2015 Unfortunately, for the safety reasons we are closed today Sat 4/11 due to high water levels. We plan to be open on Sunday 4/12/15 for limited trips. Please give us a call for details.
4/10/2015 We got a whole lot of rain on Thursday night, which caused the river to rise to dangerous levels. For the safety of our customers, we will be closed this weekend 4/10 - 4/12. As always, we will keep everyone up to date as the river conditions change. See y'all soon!
4/10/2015 We have received a large amount of rain on Thursday night, which has caused for the river to raise to dangerous level. We will be closed this weekend 4/10 - 4/12. We will keep up to date status as river conditions change. See y'all soon!
4/10/2015 The river is running high after thunderstorm on Thursday night. We will not be open on Friday. We will keep a close eye on the river conditions to decide if we operate on Saturday and Sunday. Please check back right here for the most up to date status.
4/8/2015 Rain, rain go away :). We are hoping it will clear up by this weekend and river will stay low. Please check back right here for most up to date info. Hope to see y'all this weekend!
4/2/2015 Hi there! We are looking forward to a beautiful holiday weekend. We will be open Friday through Monday, so come on out and enjoy the river!
3/30/2015 Hi there! I'm sure we all are ready for some warm weather... Let's see what next weekend brings our way. See you on the river!
3/29/2015 We will be open limited hours today: noon - 3pm. Due to high river we will run only "1 hour easy float" trip. See you on the river!
3/28/2015 We are open today, but only for "1 Hour Easy Float". We'll close at 4pm today. Hope to see you on the river!
3/27/2015 Hi there! We have closed early on Friday due to rain. The river is running high and we are likely to be closed this weekend. Please check back right here for the most up-to-date status. See y'all soon!
3/23/2015 Be sure to get your reservations in for this weekend :-) We're looking forward to seeing you on the river!
3/21/2015 Get your friends and family out here today! This weekend, we're open: Saturday, 9-6 and Sunday, 9-5.
3/17/2015 Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting our website. Contact us now to make a reservation for any upcoming weekend :-) We are looking forward to seeing you!
3/15/2015 We are open for business today, Sunday March 15th! The river current is running swift on this particular day, so Leisure Paddlers come prepared to work up a little sweat. Come on out!! We are open until 5pm!
3/15/2015 We are open for business today, Sunday March 15th! Come on out!!
3/13/2015 With the volatile spring-time river and weather conditions holding true to tradition, we will be open only on Sunday this coming weekend. Sorry for the short opening weekend! There will be plenty of beautiful days to come. We can be sure of that!
3/10/2015 Hey y'all! Well, spring looks like it's finally sprung, but the river is not cooperating as much as the weather is now. The river is running dangerously high, and with the upcoming rain in the forecast, it doesn't appear as if it will be going down enough to safely open operations by this weekend. I know, I know! We are just as disappointed as y'all are! All that means is we are just going to have to postpone our Grand Opening until Saturday 3/21. We are taking reservations, so hit us up!!
3/9/2015 We are anxiously awaiting opening day, which we're hoping will occur on Saturday the 14th- river and weather conditions permitting. Keep checking back right here for more updates, friends!
3/3/2015 Bring on the warm weather already!! We're ready and hoping to open for our 2015 season on March 14th. Stay tuned for updates on that! Now, if only the weather would cooperate.....
2/20/2015 We are excited about the continuing preparations for the upcoming 2015 season! We'll have all new inventory for you to enjoy on the Cape Fear River, as well as SUP and kid-sized kayaks for rent! We're hanging on and enduring this cold streak and hope you are looking forward to warmer spring temps as much as we are!
2/4/2015 Where's the time gone?! Opening day is coming up on March 14th! Keep checking back here or on Facebook for updates. We can NOT wait to see your faces!
1/18/2015 Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -- Henry David Thoreau
1/9/2015 It's cold out there! Be sure to bundle up and remember that spring is only a few short months away.
12/31/2014 We hope your new year is filled with family, friends, and the outdoors! Stay warm and we'll see you next year! -Your friendly, neighborhood CFRA outfitters
12/23/2014 Merry Christmas and happy New Year! We have closed up for the winter months, but we do return voice mails and email. Stay toasty, friends!
12/23/2014 Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
12/10/2014 Baby, it's cold outside! We have closed up for the winter months, but we will still return voice mails and email. We do have gift certificates available, which are great Christmas gifts ;-) Stay toasty, friends!
11/13/2014 Cheers! You've reached Cape Fear River Adventures. We'll be unable to return any phone calls or emails until after December 3rd. We're very sorry for the inconvenience, and if you leave us a message here or via email, we'd be happy to get back to you when we return. Warm regards, the CFRA family.
11/13/2014 We will be unable to answer any phone calls and email messages until December 3rd. Please leave us a voicemail or an email message if you'd like us to get back with you after December 3rd. Cheers to you all and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!
11/10/2014 We're now closed for the winter months with plans to re-open March 2015. If you have any questions, please call and leave a message or send an email. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. See you in March, next year is going to be awesome!!
11/3/2014 We're now closed for the winter months with plans to re-open March 2015. Have a great rest of the year! If you have any questions, please call and leave a message or send an email. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. See you in March, next year is going to be awesome!!
11/2/2014 Today is the last day of our 2014 season! We're looking at a sunny, albeit chilly day. We'll be open from 10am to 4pm. And if we don't see you today, we look forward to seeing every one of you next season!! Cheers!!
11/2/2014 We're closing up the season today. It's going to be a sunny, albeit chilly day. We'll be open 10am until 4pm today. If we don't see you today, have a great rest of the year and we look forward to seeing everyone of you next year!
11/1/2014 Howdy everyone and happy November 1st! We will be closed today because of the cold and drizzly day we've got ahead of us. Stay warm and toasty, friends!
10/20/2014 Our last day of the 2014 season is Sunday, Nov 2nd. Fall hours are Sat, 9-4 and Sun, 10-4. Fall is upon us and we can't believe we are closing up for the season in just 2 weeks!
10/13/2014 Hi everyone! Our Fall hours are Fri, 10-3; Sat, 9-5; Sun, 10-5. Give us a call to get your last paddling trips in before it's too cold :-)
10/12/2014 Howdy, folks! It's a grey and drizzly Sunday, for sure. If nobody comes out today, we may close early. So be sure to call before coming out to make sure our doors are still open! (919) 495-5555
10/9/2014 Our fall hours are Fri, 10-3, Sat 9-5, Sun, 10-5. Give us a call to set up your reservation or come by to look at our used boat inventory that's up for sale. We have only a few left!
9/20/2014 We've got a gorgeous weekend ahead of us! Enjoy a little river time in the last few days before fall sets in officially next week (Sept 23rd is the first day of autumn). Give us a call to set up your reservation or come by to look at our used boat inventory that's up for sale.
9/17/2014 It's looking like we've got a gorgeous weekend coming up! Enjoy a little river time in the last few days before fall sets in officially next week (Sept 23rd is the first day of autumn). Give us a call to set up your reservation or come by to look at our used boat inventory that's up for sale.
9/14/2014 Get ready for our end of year used boat sale, coming up on October 5th! Give us a call with questions.
9/13/2014 Howdy, friends! We'll be closing at noon today, due to rain and unfriendly weather. We plan to open tomorrow, as long as river and weather conditions are favorable. Thanks for stopping by!
9/8/2014 We're gearing up for our huge, year-end used boat sale, coming up on October 5th! We've got lots of great, used, quality brands up for grabs for up to 90% off MSRP. Holy smokes! Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation.
9/6/2014 Grab a friend and hit the river this weekend. It's going to be a beautiful September day!
9/3/2014 We will have river tubing available as long as the warm temps hold out. Get out here before it's too cold!
8/29/2014 It's going to be a beautiful day and we'd love to see you! The river is runnin' just right and a three day weekend with some river fun thrown in is just what you need!
8/28/2014 Friday, August 29th we are open 10am to 3pm. Longer trips like Lazy River Tubing and Whitewater Adventure require you to arrive at 10am. Arrivals later than that will have to do a shorter trip such as Leisure Paddles or Wildlife Rd Floats. We'll see ya later!
8/23/2014 With school just around the bend, hurry out here to get your last summer outing into the memory books! We're waiting here to get you out on the river, so give us a call :-)
8/18/2014 Give us a call to set up your river trip this weekend!
8/16/2014 Sunday is looking beautiful! We would love to see you out on the #beautiful #gorgeous #stunning #wild river today! Give us a call to let us know you're comin'.
8/16/2014 Happy Saturday! We're jammin' over here so give us a call before coming out so we're sure we're ready for you!
8/14/2014 Hi y'all! We will be open 10am to 3pm Friday, August 14th. We're looking pretty busy so please call ahead to schedule your visit with us :-)
8/14/2014 Trips will be limited to the 1 hour Wildlife Rd Float and tubing that will take 1-1.5 hours to complete (rather than the usual 4.5 hrs). This is due to a higher than usual river. Call us to set up your trip :-)
8/13/2014 Here's the deal-io: We are still up in the air as to whether we will be able to open on Thursday the 14th. We'll make the final call early tomorrow morning. Thank you for checking! G'night!!
8/13/2014 The recent rains have caused the river to rise up to unsafe levels. Because of the river conditions being what they are, we are forced to completely close down operations for Wednesday, August 13th. Please check back this evening for whether we think it will be appropriate to open back up on Thursday. We do apologize for the inconvenience, but safety ALWAYS comes first around here.
8/11/2014 With school starting soon and everyone getting their last summer-time adventures outta the way, we are looking forward to a sunny, exciting weekend! Contact us to make the last days of your summer really unforgettable!
8/10/2014 Due to rainy conditions, we are closing our doors early this Sunday. Please give us a call to make your reservation for next week!
8/10/2014 Rain all day makes canoeing a brave thing to do this particular Sunday :-) We will most likely be closing early if the wet weather continues. Please give us a ring before you make the drive out here to ensure we are still open!
8/9/2014 Well, here goes another early closure due to rainy, inhospitable conditions. With similar rainy and stormy weather in the forecast for tomorrow, please call ahead of coming out to be sure we are open. Thanks for understanding!
8/3/2014 Hi there! Phew, where did the summer go?? Hurry in and get your last dose of summer fun before the leaves start to change! See the "Contact" page for our current hours of operation. See ya later!
8/2/2014 Hi everyone! Looks like rain all day, so we are closing down early. Please give us a call if you have questions. We plan to re-open tomorrow, but the weather for Sunday is still looking gloomy and rainy. If rainy conditions persist tomorrow, keep checking for updates right here, or give us a call :-)
8/2/2014 Weather like today's is only for the brave paddler! Please call before coming out to get the low-down.
7/29/2014 Little cooler temperatures, same good fun on the river. Give us a ring when you are ready to set up your next outing!
7/28/2014 Hi there! We are now asking for reservations to be made at all times. Please call or email to check availability and to be sure of trip departure times. During the week, longer trips like the Whitewater Adventure and Lazy River Tubing require you to be at our office when we open at 10am. We'll see you on the river!
7/26/2014 Important update! People without reservations for Saturday will need to call after noon (12pm) today to check on availability. Thank you! There's still availability for Sunday!
7/19/2014 Hi everyone! Remember, we're open Wed-Fri 10am to 3pm, Sat 9am to 6pm, and Sun 10am to 5pm. Call us to reserve your spot, as availability is limited! See you on the river :-)
7/5/2014 We hope everyone had a great Fourth and enjoyed some family and fireworks time! Now it's time to get out on the river! Please call ahead of time to check availability :-) Our hours are 9am until 6pm (meaning all boats must be returned by 6pm). See ya!!
7/3/2014 Happy Independence Day!!! We are open 9-5pm on the 4th followed by Canoe Race, Duck Derby, Live Music, Food and Drinks, Water slide and of course Fireworks... Be certain to make a reservation because we are looking BUSY!! See you on the river.
6/23/2014 Hi there! Give us a call to reserve your trip. Wed-Fri, hours are 10am until 3pm. Sat 9am-6pm, and Sun 10am-5pm :-)
6/21/2014 It's going to be a great weekend to be on the river! Wait, but aren't ALL weekends great for river time...? Call us to make your reservation :-)
6/15/2014 Howdy, y'all! This was a really fun weekend, thanks for coming out! Remember, Wed-Fri our hours are 10am to 3pm. Reservations are strongly recommended!
6/13/2014 Hey everyone! Saturday is promising to be really nice! Give us a call to let us know you're comin' :-)
6/13/2014 Hi y'all! This weekend is looking good! Tubing, canoe, and tandem kayak trips on Saturday June 14th are completely sold out, but we still have solo kayaks. There is still availability for all trips on Sunday, Father's Day! Please give us a call to reserve your trip :-)
6/8/2014 Hi there! Our weekday hours are Wed-Fri, 10am to 3pm. With the stormy weather in this week's forecast, do call ahead before coming out if a reservation has not already been made. On bad weather days, we will not remain open. Thanks for stopping by!
6/7/2014 This couldn't be a better day to be on the river! Come on down :-) Please call ahead for availability. Thanks!
6/2/2014 We're open Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 10am until 3pm. Give us a call to make your reservation! See you soon!
5/31/2014 Come on out! The water's fine! Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5.
5/28/2014 We'll be open Thurs & Fri this week, 10am until 3pm!
5/26/2014 Opening back up on Wednesday, 10am to 3pm. We had a wonderful weekend of getting you all out on the river! We hope you had a great time :-)
5/24/2014 Please call ahead for trip availability! Trip availability is filling up quickly and we want to make sure you get the most out of your visit, so please call ahead to verify your desired excursion is still available. We look forward to seeing you!
5/21/2014 We'll be open for business the whole holiday weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon). We've also decided to open up on Friday. The river height will still not allow for all of our trips to run, but we will be offering 1 hour Wildlife Rd Floats on Friday. Friday hours are 10-3!
5/20/2014 With the river still higher than we'd like to see, we will remain closed Wed, Thurs, and Fri. We DO plan to be open the entire holiday weekend (WOOOO!!). Space is limited, so please call soon to reserve your spot :-)
5/19/2014 With the river remaining high, we're still waiting to make the call on whether to open Wed, Thurs and Fri. We do anticipate being open Sat, Sun, and Memorial Day Mon, though! Keep checking back right here for updates. If things change, we'll post as soon as we know!
5/16/2014 We received 4.5 inches of rain locally AND upstream *yikes*. That being said, the river has gone up substantially and we will be unable to operate any trips this weekend. If anything changes, we'll be sure to update our CFRA News, right here. Thanks y'all!
5/15/2014 We have heard from a higher river authority that river levels may rise with this bout of recent rainy weather. We are on the watch and will post updates right here if anything changes regarding this weekend's trip availability. Cheers!
5/14/2014 We're open this weekend, so make sure you get your reservation in before slots disappear! Thanks for stopping by :-)
5/13/2014 We are closed until Saturday. Reserve your trip today!
5/11/2014 We're already looking forward to next weekend. Stay cool!
5/10/2014 Get on down to the river! The day is going to be beautiful and warm, so NO excuses!
5/6/2014 We are excited about this weekend! Get your reservation in by phone or email.
5/4/2014 Thanks for a great, fun two days, everyone! See you next weekend!
5/2/2014 Thunderstorms didn't drop as much rain affecting the CFR as we were expecting. That means we're able to run all trips this weekend! Call or email with reservation requests!
4/28/2014 We're eyeing all the thunderstorms that are in the forecast this week... Keep checking back right here to see if this weekend's river plans will be affected by high water. Thanks for stopping by!!
4/23/2014 Well, it's looking like we'll have beautiful weather this weekend and the river will be low enough to where we'll be running all trips! Call or email with reservation requests!
4/21/2014 The river is high right now. We'll be hoping for a down-trend as the week progresses, so keep checking back, right here :-)
4/20/2014 Hey y'all! We are closed today. The river is too high for any trips to run. Keep checking back for next weekend's updates! Happy Easter!!
4/19/2014 We will be closed today (Saturday), with no trips running. Sunday is still uncertain, depending on weather and river conditions. Please check back for an update Sunday morning. Thanks for understanding!
4/18/2014 Hi y'all! The river's been high all week with more rain anticipated tonight AND tomorrow. That being said, we're only going to run the 1 hour Wildlife Rd Float this whole weekend. If rainy weather is consistent all of Saturday, we may have to modify our opening hours. Please call before heading out, just to be sure we're open.
4/17/2014 Hey everyone, so the river's been high all week and it's a little too soon to make predictions about this weekend. Keep checking back here or give us a call.
4/12/2014 With our recent April showers, the river's a bit high. This weekend, we're having to limit trip availability to the 1 hour Wildlife Float. See you on the river!
4/9/2014 With our recent April showers, the river's a bit high. This weekend, we're probably going to limit trip availability to the 1 hour Wildlife Float. Keep checking back, right here, for updates.
4/3/2014 The river looks like it'll cooperate with us this weekend! Contact us to make your reservations.
3/28/2014 Rain, rain, go away... This weekend's forecast looks warmer but with high chances of rain. Please call us before coming out to make sure we're open!
3/22/2014 Hi all! Well, spring really let us have it with all the rain recently. As a result, the river is too high for us to safely allow any trips to proceed this Saturday and Sunday. Check back for next weekend!
3/21/2014 Howdy! We're still watching the river for this weekend. She's still going down, but we're not sure it will be down to safe levels by tomorrow. We are currently taking "tentative reservations" for the Wildlife Rd Float, which will require us to follow up with you on Saturday morning. Give us a call or an email with reservation requests or questions :-)
3/17/2014 Baby, it's cold outside! With information we've received from the Army Corp of Engineers (controllers of Jordan Lake dam releases), and the forecasted rain we're to receive in the next few days, we may only be able to offer our Wildlife Rd Float this upcoming weekend. We'll be watching all contributing factors and posting updates as needed, right here :-) Think warm thoughts!!
3/14/2014 We will be open Saturday, 9-5 and Sunday, 10-5. Due to river conditions, we will only be offering the 1 Hour Wildlife Road Float. Please contact us with any questions. Thanks!!
3/13/2014 Well, spring has definitely started to show and we are grateful! The river is still very high and not anticipated to go down very much for a favorable opening weekend :-( With the way things look right now, if we are able to open, the only trip we'll safely be able to offer is the 1 hour Wildlife Rd Float. Keep checking back or give us a shout!
3/8/2014 The river is at flood stage and extreme caution should be exercised if you find yourself near it. Weather and river conditions permitting, we anticipate our season opening to be Saturday, March 15th! Keep checking back for updates right here on our website or on Facebook.
3/2/2014 Our reopening is getting closer! Just another coupla weeks :-)
2/24/2014 Hi everyone! We are anticipating opening up shop for the 2014 season in mid to late March. Please check back then... Hold tight! Spring is almost here!
2/22/2014 Hi guys! We are still closed on this weekend of February 22-23. This is due to high river and remodeling. Thanks for understanding!!
2/11/2014 How about that snow?? We are closed until further notice due to remodeling and winter weather, but are still available via phone, email, and FaceBook to answer any questions!
1/27/2014 Welcome to the all new Cape Fear Adventures website! Take a look around and feel free to contact us with questions or comments :-) We're closed until further notice due to bitter cold and office remodeling. You can still call or shoot over an email if you want to talk river stuff!
1/21/2014 Hey friends! We're closed until further notice, due to bitter cold, high river, and remodeling... Stay warm, drink hot chocolate, and dream of spring :-)
1/15/2014 Remember, 24 hour notice is still required for Winter paddling with us on the Cape Fear River. Give us a call or send over an email. River conditions this time of year are unpredictable and on the chilly side. Please make sure you call/email in advance and get the skinny on the river news :-)
12/31/2013 Happy New Year to all of you!! Thank you for another year of adventure and river runnin'! Remember, 24 hour notice is still required for Winter paddling with us on the Cape Fear River. Give us a call or send over an email :-)
12/24/2013 Happy holidays to all of you!! Thank you for another year of adventure and river runnin', y'all! Remember, 24 hour notice is still required for Winter paddling with us on the Cape Fear River. Give us a call or send over an email :-)
11/12/2013 We are now operating on our Fall/Winter Schedule. That means we will be operating on a reservation only basis and will not be keeping normal business hours. Remember, 24 hour notice is required for all reservations!
10/26/2013 We are now operating on our Fall/Winter Schedule. That means we will be operating on a reservation only basis and will not be keeping normal business hours. Remember, 24 hour notice is required for all reservations!
10/19/2013 We will soon start our Fall/Winter hours of operation. That means we will be operating on a reservation only basis and will not be keeping normal business hours. 24 hour notice is required!
10/18/2013 We are about to start or Fall/Winter hours of operation. That means we will be operating on a reservation only basis and will not be keeping normal business hours. 24 hour notice is required!
10/8/2013 The weather is quickly turning cooler. Hurry out before "river time" turns into "watching holiday specials on TV time" ;-)
10/3/2013 This fall weather is beautiful! Call us to reserve a kayak or canoe for a weekend of awesome! (910) 891-9348
9/9/2013 This September weather is doing us right! Give us a call to reserve your weekend river adventure (910) 891-9348
9/7/2013 We're open and ready to accommodate your river adventure today! Give us a call to reserve a boat!
9/2/2013 Well, we've made it through summer! Just because we are looking forward to leaves changing and cooler temps does not mean that paddling season is over :-) Fall is, in our opinion, the best time to get out in a canoe or kayak. See you on the water!
9/1/2013 Yes! We are open on Labor Day - Monday, September 2nd! Give us a call or email to check availability on what we've got going on tomorrow. See you at the river!
8/31/2013 Hi there, y'all! We still have some slots open for the Whitewater Adventure, Wildlife Float, river tubing, and Leisure Paddle for Sunday, September 1st. Call us to lock in your reservation while you still can!
8/26/2013 Call us to reserve your End of Summer canoe, kayak or tube excursion! We'll be open this three day Labor Day weekend to make your wildest river wishes come true ;-) Just give us a call and we promise to set you up right!
8/25/2013 Whew! What a weekend! Call to reserve your river adventure for the LAST weekend in August. Where did summer go?!
8/25/2013 Hi everyone! The river is still high, but we've got options to get you out on the river today!
8/24/2013 Hey y'all! River is still high, so the only trip we will be able to offer today (Saturday, August 24th) will be the 1 hour Wildlife Float. Thanks!!
8/23/2013 Due to the very high river level we are pending reservations till Saturday morning to decide if the river is safe for paddling. Feel free to give us a call with any questions or updated river conditions. Thanks!
8/23/2013 Wow. Sorry folks, but our trips will be limited to the 1 hour Wildlife Float tomorrow. Maybe Sunday will offer a kinder river, but it's still too early to tell. Keep checking back, as we will be updating as we see changes (if any).
8/21/2013 As of Wednesday, August 21st, the river is too high for us to safely allow people out on the river. Please call us with questions. We expect to be open this weekend and will be updating frequently. Thanks!
8/19/2013 Cross them fingers the river doesn't rise too much by this weekend! Contact us now to set up your reservation. We are already starting to get booked for September, so keep that in mind and don't be left out when the cool autumn temps start arriving!
8/17/2013 We're as disappointed as y'all are with this weekend's dismally depressing end of summer weather! Praying for sunshine next weekend!
8/13/2013 Our new river tubing excursion sets off from our rental shack in Lillington and offers 2 extremely lazy miles of unspoiled rolling forests and wildlife. Reservations are required for this new and exciting addition to Cape Fear River Adventures!
8/9/2013 Howdy, river runners! We open shop at 9 Saturday morning and close at 7pm- same hours for Sunday. It's looking to be a busy weekend, so be sure to make your reservation!
8/5/2013 Hi, friends! We are here and we are excited about this weekend :-) Make your reservations today!
8/3/2013 Ok, everyone! Here's the deal. The river is still pretty high (4.7 as of 6pm Saturday evening), so we are only able to offer 2 trips as of now: the 1 hour Wildlife Float or the Leisure Paddle. Please check out our Trips Page or give us a call if you have any questions :-) Sorry about the limited trip availability!!
8/2/2013 The river has been spiking up all of Friday. Depending on whether it peaks Friday night and the rate at which it starts to go back down will be the determining factor on whether we can open Saturday. Cross all those fingers AND toes, y'all :-) We'd hate to squander a beautiful Saturday because the river won't cooperate!
8/1/2013 Well, hello! We're looking forward to the weekend. We are still unable to offer the Wildlife Float due to inaccessible boat ramp at the end of the trip- sorry!
7/30/2013 Hi everyone! The river is currently running higher than we'd like, but we're still looking forward to a great weekend! Call with reservation requests and/or questions :-)
7/27/2013 The river level is looking good. So is the forecast. See you on the water!
7/23/2013 Hi! We are looking forward to this weekend. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer our Wildlife Float due to extremely muddy conditions at the take-out. Try our Leisure Paddle instead!! Reserve your river outing today :-)
7/22/2013 Here's hoping the river stays a nice level. Please give at least 24 hour notice for reservations. Thank you!!
7/20/2013 My goodness! The river's looking mighty good today! Come on down and step out for a refreshing canoe or kayak excursion! Reservations are STRONGLY recommended.
7/19/2013 Things are looking up! The river is slowly going down and we are optimistic about tomorrow's prospects :-) Contact us to set up a reservation because it's already looking to be busy.
7/16/2013 At this time, we are anticipating to be open this weekend. If the river continues to drop the way it currently is, we should be in business! Just keep in mind circumstances ARE subject to change, depending on Mother Nature :-) Contact us to make your reservation anyway!
7/16/2013 We are still watching the river, which may even be back down to safe levels by this weekend. Please keep checking back; still too early to make a call! But there's hope! Take the leap of faith and make your weekend reservation in hopes of a safer river :-)
7/15/2013 We are watching the river for next weekend. Still too early to make a call, but please keep checking back! In the meantime, check us out on Facebook and Google+!
7/13/2013 Looks like another weekend we'll have to remain closed due to unsafe river conditions :-( Try us again next weekend! In the meantime, check out the story our local NBC station did on us! Visit our Facebook page for the link.
7/9/2013 It's not looking like the river will be at safe levels by this weekend... Give us a call if you'd like to try the Rhodes Pond Paddle! There is no minimum boat number, as stated in our Trips description-- heck yeah! Call us for details or to set up a reservation.
7/5/2013 We're wishing on a star that the river goes down to safe levels by next weekend... Until then, grab a few friends and try the Rhodes Pond Paddle... Give us a ring with questions!
7/3/2013 Bad news: Due to an extremely high river we will not be open for the remainder of the week. Please try us again for Saturday July 13th and Sunday the 14th.
7/1/2013 Unless there's a Charlie Brown Christmas Miracle, we're not going to be open for the Fourth of July long weekend. The river is tremendously high and we can't allow folks safely out on it. If you're interested in a Rhodes Pond paddle, give us a call!!
6/29/2013 Well, shucks, y'all! The river gauge is broken, but we can still see the river is very high... This has been confirmed by Raven Rock State Park as well: the river's about 6.5-7 feet high. Due to these unfortunate circumstances, we will be closed for the rest of this weekend :-(
6/28/2013 Don't let the thunderstorms forecasted for this weekend scare you! If we even get any rain, it lasts for only 20 or so minutes and then it's done :-) Please come down this weekend! It's always beautiful over here.
6/25/2013 Get on out to the river this weekend. Hurry and make your reservation!
6/23/2013 We've got availability today :-) Please call to reserve a canoe or kayak!
6/22/2013 Availability for today and tomorrow is filling up fast! Give us a call to set up your adventure :-)
6/21/2013 Happy Friday, friends! We're ready for a busy weekend! Are you?! Contact us to make your reservation while you can! 910-891-9348 megan@capefearadventures.com
6/18/2013 Looking forward to this weekend! The river has been dropping steadily and we are hoping to be up and running Saturday and Sunday! Contact us now to book your trip :-)
6/14/2013 Hi friends! The river has been fluctuating between 6 and 7.5 feet, which is way too high for us to safely allow people out on the river :-( We've watching everything closely! We're still taking reservations for June 22nd thru the 23rd!
6/10/2013 The river will not be low enough to allow folks out on it by this weekend, we're afraid... In that case, we are only able to offer the Rhodes Pond Adventure. Check out the trip description on our Trips page and contact us to set up a reservation!
6/9/2013 Hi everyone! We hope the river goes down by next weekend... Cross your fingers!
6/8/2013 We are not allowing folks out on the Cape Fear River today or tomorrow due to high water. If you'd like to arrange a trip to Rhodes Pond, we are scheduling a trip out there at 10am on Sunday. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS AWESOME OUTING! Call or email with questions. Thanks!!
6/8/2013 Howdy, river lovers! We will be closed today and tomorrow thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea's torrential rains. The river is super-crazy high, and the cfs is nothing to joke about either!!
6/7/2013 Unfortunately due to the storm and a rising river, we won't be open tomorrow, Saturday, June the 8th. Check back with us on Sunday to see if the river goes down any!!
6/6/2013 WEATHER ALERT- Concerns about the impending rain and and it's impact on the river levels for this weekend have us watching everything closely. Contact us if you have questions.
6/5/2013 Call or email to reserve your kayak or canoe for this weekend!
6/2/2013 Hi everyone! We're looking forward to this weekend! See you then!
6/1/2013 River and weather is looking awesome for Sunday, SO come on down!
5/28/2013 Hey y'all! We'll see all your smilin' faces on Saturday!
5/27/2013 Today we are offering limited trip options because of the high river level. Give us a call to discuss your options.
5/26/2013 Unfortunately we are closed today due to high water level.
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