Summer Fun and Safety on the Haw

Summer is a great time to get out on the Haw River and have fun wading, tubing and paddling. There’s something for everyone who likes to paddle on this river – with flat water behind old mill dams to easy whitewater, and the  more challenging rapids in the lower river in Chatham before it meets  Jordan Lake. But please know that the Haw can be a very dangerous river in high water.  Read the “Caution to Paddlers” about safe river heights on our Recreation page , as well as information on guided trips, rentals and other resources to help you plan a paddling adventure.  Also – stay out of the water if you see an active algae bloom or fish kill and report it to us.   For more information about water quality and recreation on the Haw read “How Healthy is the Haw?”  by the Haw Riverkeeper. Stay safe and have fun!

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