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on the lower Roanoke River and adjoining waters
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The River Called
The river called, or so I thought.
So, I paddled that beautiful stream.
My companions and I , the whole day sought,
The peace, the quiet, the birds, and the bream.
But the gift I will keep, from the river that day,
Is the love of my life, and the friends I have made.
(Written by paddler Fred Toms, following his participation in the 2011 Roanoke River Partners Paddle Days Event.)
Much of the fun and adventure taking place on the lower Roanoke River, would not be possible if not for the efforts of and the cooperation of landowners such as
Spring is here, but the
dangers of cold water are still
* Even more reason to wear a pfd.
* Make sure sleeping bag and dry
clothes are in a waterproof bag
and tethered to vessel. A dry
sleeping bag can be a life saver
for a wet and frigid paddler.
* Consider carrying YOUR dry
clothes in your partner's vessel.
* Don't bring small children until
the water is warmer.
* Don't hesitate to call the Captain
for help, if someone in your party
gets wet and shows the slightest
sign of hypothermia.
As of April 9, 2019, Roanoke River
water is at or below 60 degrees.
Hypothermia is still a risk to be