Sawyer Lake and Milltail Creek

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Sawyer Lake and Milltail Creek is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Manns Harbor, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles
0 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


paddle sports




paddle sports
Thursday, June 14, 2012

This is the same as the Milltail Creek trail. The same review is posted here.
Put in is at the end of Buffalo City Rd (about 4 mi east of the Alligator River bridge) where parking is allowed on the north bound side of the road away from the launch area. A new canoe/kayak launch platform has just been built ( June 2012) that makes launching a pleasure. Marked trails lead to Sawyer Lake and out into Milltail Creek. You can follow the creek west toward the Alligator River where you may see alligators lounging in the sun. You can also follow the creek east for 3 miles to another take-out on Milltail Rd where there is a floating launch platform and plenty of parking. The shuttle between the two areas is about 9.5 mi.