Falls Lake - Flat River 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.
Distance/Time - 9.9 miles/4 hours/2 MPH Avg Speed
Difficulty - Average
Lake Level - 251ft.
Trip Directions - From the put in, head left towards Falls Lake. About .8 mile down the Flat River merges into the Eno. The Flat River is a very nice paddle as there are 5 boat ramps along the route where you can easily pull in and take a break. Then you can hike on the Waterfowl Impoundment road. Very interesting water control mechanisms along the impoundment.
Scenery - Very nice cool and over cast day. Heron and ducks and a few turtles. The trip ends at low water when the head waters of Falls Lake stops.
Hazards - None. No fisherman boats today I guess because of the thunderstorms predicted after noon.