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2015 Yee-Haw! River Paddle
A benefit for the Haw River Trail Partnership
May 9th, 20

Family and Beginners' Paddle 10:00am-11:00am
Check-in begins at 9:30am

Yee-Haw! River Paddle 1:00pm-finish
Check-in and shuttles from 1:00pm-2:00pm


Event Description: The Yee-Haw! River Paddle brings together paddlers of all skill levels to share the Haw River as a community. The proceeds from the event support the Haw River Trail Partnership in furtherance of our "Conservation through Recreation" mission.

Paddle Route: This year's event features two paddles, a Family & Beginners' Paddle in the morning and the Yee-Haw! River Paddle in the afternoon. The morning paddle will be held at the Indian Valley Paddle Access, which features calm, flat water ideal for families and new beginners. Free boat rental for this portion of the paddle is sponsored by the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., Three Rivers Outfitters, and River Run Outfitters.

The afternoon paddle route begins with put-in at Shallow Ford Paddle Access and ends at Indian Valley Paddle Access. This section of river is suitable for all skill levels, featuring 4 miles of river with seven Class I rapids. It will take approximately 2 hours to paddle this section.  Click here for a detailed description of the route.

Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under

Parking and Registration Location: All participants should park and check-in at the parking lot of Burlington's Indian Valley Golf Course located at 1005 Indian Valley Drive, Burlington, NC, 27217. The Indian Valley Paddle Access is a short walk from the parking lot. Afternoon paddlers will be shuttled to Shallow Ford Paddle Access for put-in.

Boat Rentals:
Paddlers participating in the afternoon Yee-Haw! River Paddle should contact one of our  participating outfitters to arrange a rental in advance,* or bring your own boat. There will be very few additional boats available for rental on the day of the event.

*Note: The participating outfitters will be on-site with their rental equipment- if you are renting from a participating outfitter you will not need to transport your boat. Please make your rental arrangements in advance of the event.

5280 Club:
We are offering free Yee-Haw! Paddle Registration for members of the 5280 Club. The 5280 Club is a program that lets you support HRT by adopting a mile of paddle trail for one year with a $100 donation. Members of the 5280 Club will also enjoy two special members-only events: a hike and cookout in June and a Fall Color Paddle later in the year. To donate and register through the 5280 Club, choose "5280 Club with free Yee-Haw Registration" when you register.

Pre-Registration is now closed.
Walk up registration is available at Indian Valley, but rental boat availability is extremely limited.


THANK YOU to this year's sponsors!

       Blue Ribbon Diner logo                        Touch America logo                    Burlington Company Shops Market logo

    Carolina String Studio logo                   Great Outdoor Provision Company logo                             Haw River Ballroom Logo

  Haw River Canoe & Kayak logo          River Run Outfitters logo              Three Rivers logo

  Alamance County Recreation and Parks logo         Burlington Recreation and Parks logo                    Graham Recreation and Parks logo


2008 Yee Haw River Paddle