The reach of the Roanoke River from the NC Route 48 bridge to the Weldon boat ramp (approximately 5 river miles) offers excellent opportunities for paddlers of various skill levels—depending on water levels.
The last 4 miles of this reach splits into two main channels with numerous connecting braids. The whitewater opportunity is most evident at low river flows.
The release schedules are provided on this site as a service to paddlers (use links on left). The schedules are subject to changes in the case of higher than expected river flow or unexpected demand in the Dominion power system. Paddlers are using the river at their own risk.