Paddle on the Tar

Bring your kayak or canoe and a life jacket to paddle on the Tar River to protect clean water!

The Tar River and other waterways in the state face a threat from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The pipeline would cross more than 560 North Carolina streams and wetlands as it carries fracked gas into the state.

Please join our Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper,, and the Cypress, Medoc and Capital groups of the NC Sierra Club on Saturday, August 5 for kayaking and a chance to enjoy the beautiful Tar River.

WHAT: Paddle the Tar River

WHEN: Saturday, August 5 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

WHERE: the intersection of Old Bailey Highway and the Tar River (coordinates: 35.8652668,-78.026289)

**If you are bringing your own watercraft and would like to drop it off at the put in, arrive before 9. Then you can drive to the take-out, leave your vehicle, and get shuttled back to the start of the paddle route.


GOT QUESTIONS? Contact Heather Deck, Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper

Besides a kayak or canoe and a life jacket (pfd), you’ll want to bring a bottle of water, some snacks, and a good sense of humor. You may get a little wet. After assembling for a group photo during the journey we will paddle 5.3 miles downstream to our parked cars on Route 58. Afterward everyone is welcome to meet for lunch on the river at Chico’s Restaurant in Rocky Mount.