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