White Oak River

DIFFICULTY 10 reviews

White Oak River is a 21.9 mile trail located near Maysville, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for canoeing.

21.9 miles

canoeing

hiking
2 months ago

My family parked at the Hayward landing, we took what we thought was the weetock trail until we realized we were just wandering in the woods. It was fun the entire time and we easily came back the way we entered. When we got back to the landing we saw several men in hunting attire and pickup trucks with dog cages on the back, parked on the side by weetock trail side, we assumed they were running dogs or catching dogs and didn't want to be in their way so we left early. But would definitely go back again.

hiking
4 months ago

This was day two of our conditioning hiking weekend. We did 4miles on Camp Lejeune camped out in our back yard then did 5.5 miles on the Weetock trail, We parked at the Hayward Landing parking area and took thr trail heading west. the trail was mostly dry surprisingly after a good amout of rain the night prior. The trail is well marked had to take some detours due to creeks over following. We cant wait to do it again.

geocaching
9 months ago

the trails are a blast. watch out for the fallen trees.

9 months ago

9 months ago

This trail is impossible to find and we ended up on some back woods dirt road waiting to be the stars of the next Deliverance movie installment. Don't go!

hiking
10 months ago

canoeing
11 months ago

I am new to this so I did not get as much out of it as I should.

canoeing
11 months ago

Like Kristen said it is a lot more work in the wide areas, but still and easy trip.

sea kayaking
4 years ago

I rented a kayak from the white oak outfitters/campground in Maysville, and headed downstream to the Haywood Landing - about 12 miles. It took a little over 3 hours, including one pit stop and some lazy floating. The river is lovely black water, and you're pretty isolated throughout your time on the water. At the first widening I saw a few guys out on fishing boats, but I never saw any other kayakers or canoers, which surprised me, especially on a gorgeous sunday morning.

If you're not into kayking, the narrow parts are fast flowing enough to carry you. If you're more of an active paddler like myself, you get to pick up some speed and work on maneuvering around tight bends.

The water is pretty still in the wider areas so anticipate much more work.

I saw quite a few turtles, some jumping mullet, and an eagle, and I didn't hear the rumble of traffic for the vast majority of the river.

I look forward to travelling the river again, in my own kayak, in the fall when the leaves turn.

Also -- Michael, the guy who owns the Maysville campground, will pick you up downstream even if you have your own kayak.

canoeing
5 years ago

Easy and leisurely.