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Winding Waterways - River Activities 



Come take a float down the Yadkin River and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful surroundings. Bird and wildlife lovers will enjoy seeing animals like otters, herons, osprey and many more. Fishermen are likely to catch small mouth, large mouth, and catfish. The Yadkin River is the perfect place for beginners and experienced paddlers. We do however, advise beginners to travel with experienced paddlers to ensure a safe and relaxing day on the river. 


River Routes and Access Points:

*** Times are dependent on water levels and flotation devices used.


Ronda Access to Elkin/Crater Park Access 

Miles/Time - 6.8 miles / approx 3 hrs

Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate


Elkin/Crater Park Access to Burch Station Access 

Miles/Time - 6.1 miles / approx 2.5 hrs

Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate


Burch Station Access to Yadkin Shores Access 

Miles/Time - 4.7 miles / approx 2 hrs

Difficulty Level - Easy to Moderate


Yadkin Shores Access to Rockford Access

Miles/Time - 5 miles / approx 2 hrs

Difficulty - Easy to Moderate 



Kayak, Tube, Canoe Rental Options: 


Hometown River Co. 

(336) 404-1616 


Yadkin River Adventures

(336) 374-5318


Jonesville Kayak & Tube Rentals 

(336) 999-0017


Roaring River Canoe & Kayak Rentals 

(336) 957-6147


Rocky Forest River Run 

(336) 469-8652

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