Falls Lake - Knapp of Reeds Creek 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 - 10.5 miles/5 hours/2 MPH Avg Speed
Difficulty - Average
Lake Level - 250.5 ft Adding lake level as on this trip the secret cut-thru was at low water so had to portage through this area.
Trip Directions - From the put in, head left towards Falls Lake. About .8 mile down the Flat River merges into the Eno. Made a bee line for Knapp of Reeds Creek and hit low water. Never really found the creek. A lot of fish spawning in the low water, boat was being hammered by the jumping fish. Took a hike along the Brickhouse Road access road and visited the Wildlife Soil Management Area. Many John Deere tractors. On the way back I took the side loop and ran into a male turkey. It never really acknowledged me and just did its thing
Scenery - Ranges from swamp type vegetation to open water with flocks of sea gulls. Many egrets and ducks out this day.
Hazards - Not much, no motor boats and the water level was decent.