Eno River to Falls Lake Trip
Put In - From intersection of I-85, exit 182 (SR1632-Red Mill Rd). Travel Red Mill Rd. west 4.5 miles to stop sign. Turn right on SR1794 travel 0.5 miles to stop sign and turn right onto SR1632, follow into area. There is one ramp for motor boats, the best place for put in for kayaks is to the right of the boat ramp. Very muddy at high water and various rocks around to scratch your boat. You can park near the ramp on the right and unload and then park your car back in the parking lot.
Distance/Time - 8 miles/5 hours
Difficulty - Hard
Trip Directions - From the put in, head left towards Falls Lake. About .8 mile down the Flat River merges into the Eno. Be careful on the way back do not take the Flat instead of the Eno. This trip is the one that I got lost on the Flat trying to get back to the Eno Boat ramp. Got a GPS because of this, so not all so bad. Was getting dark and cold and did not have a cell phone or any kind of warm clothing. Ended up buying some survival stuff because of this also. I also thank the fisherman on the Flat River who directed me back on my way.
Scenery - Ranges from swamp type vegetation to open water with flocks of sea gulls.
Hazards - Low water area, see track map for location. Need to pick your way through the stumps and backwater logs that have become dammed in this area. Also, be careful going in and out, with power boats coming and leaving the boat ramp.