Welcome to Cape Fear River Adventures!


River News

as of 9/25/2021
The river is coming down just as fast as it came up the day before. We will be offering ALL recreational trips on Sunday (9/26) including River Tubing!

Saturday (9/25) we are offering the following recreational trips:
Hourly Rentals: More challenging going upstream with increased current. Prepare for a work out! For more laid back option choose Easy Paddle.
Easy Paddle: just that - easy and relaxing 2-mile paddle downstream, we'll pick you up and bring you back up to the shop at the end of your trip.
10 Mile Challenge: Only sit-on-top kayaks, no canoes! Expect bigger class II rapids and higher chances for capsizing.


See y'all on the river!

River Conditions

Gauge: Cape Fear River @ Lillington, NC
River Level: 1.81 ft
River Flow: 778 cfs
Reading Time: 9/28/21 5:15 AM

Current Trips Status*

River Tubing: Available
Hourly Rentals: Available
Easy Paddle: Available
10 Mile Challenge: Available
Epic Overnight: Available
Scenic Rafting: No go, low water
Whitewater Kayaking: No go, low water
* This is current river conditions.It is not an indication of the river status for upcoming days or weekend.






Welcome to Lost Paddle Tavern and Kayak Shop! We are located next door to the Cape Fear River Adventures, overlooking beautiful Cape Fear River. We serve delish' food options and offer 16 local craft beers on tap, in addition to large beverage selection in cans and bottles. Enjoy huge outside patio, live music, corn-hole, swings, hammocks, and other fun things. Check out our retail selection of kayaks, canoes, accessories, and gifts, all in the same facility.

Kayak rental cabin at Cape Fear River Adventures

Welcome to Cape Fear River Adventures! We are passionate about sharing our love for paddling and the outdoors with our community and visitors! We offer Lazy River Tubing and rental of Canoes, Kayaks and Paddle Boards! Covering 25 miles of the river with trips from 1 hour to 2 days, flat or whitewater, we have adventures for curious beginners on up to the seasoned outdoorsman! We also teach kayaking and paddle board classes, offer guided whitewater trips in rafts or whitewater kayaks, do paddle board yoga , sunset paddles , river cleanup and other events!

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