55 11 58 Contentnea Creek flows southeasterly to join the Neuse River downstream from Kinston. It is primarily a lowland, slow-moving, wind- ing stream flowing through Spanish moss- covered oaks and cypress. The creek mean- ders among typical coastal floodbanks which quickly become submerged following heavy rains. Tull’s Mill Pond 70 www.visitkinston.com i n s t o n N eu se R iv er 2 0 1 T U L L S M IL L R D LENOIR COUNTY TOURISM W A L N U T R U N K Tulls Mill Pond SMITH GRADY RD 258 258 70
55 Tull's Mill Pond 1594 Old Pink Hill Road Deep Run, NC 28572 (252) 568-4634 Hours: 7 a.m.-Dusk Mondays-Sundays March 1-Nov. 30 Admission: $5 per person for boat fishing $3 per person for bank fishing Tull's Mill Pond is a 200-acre mill pond that is 58 open to the public for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. The pond is stocked with bluegills, channel catfish, largemouth bass, shellcrackers, fliers, robin and perch. A concrete boat ramp provides access for those fishing with their own boat. Bank fishing is also available along with an on-site bait shop open 7 days a week. 1004 BRIDGE 258 Co C ea tn en nt O HUG RD CHUR CH R D 55 N 58 GRIFTON HUGO RD 118 GRIFTON WILDLIFE ACCESS PADDLER'S GUIDE 70 SK EE RDS R TE EDWA PO ND RD ek re Contentnea Creek 58 SMITH GRADY RD 258 55 11 70 K in st on Tulls Mill Pond TU UT R UN Contentnea Creek flows southeasterly to join the Neuse River downstream from Kinston. It is primarily a lowland, slow-moving, winding stream flowing 55 through Spanish mosscovered oaks and cypress. The creek meanders among typical coastal floodbanks which quickly become submerged following heavy rains. LL S RD 55 258 WAL N MI LL 70 11 Greene County Rt. 1004 bridge to wildlife access area east of NC 11 on NC 118 and south of the town park in Grifton 70 55 58 Drop: 6' Time: 3 hrs. Difficulty: A Scenery: A Distance: 8 mi. Water Quality: Good Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None, except possible downed trees. SHARON CHURCH RD LAFAYETTE RD 11 Neuse R iver For more information contact MILES 0 1 2 LENOIR COUNTY TOURISM Kinston-Lenoir County Visitor Center 101 East New Bern Rd. � Kinston, NC 28501 (252) 522-0004 Promote Safe Paddling. Please use PFD at all times. 58 ink H ill www.visitkinston.com Another Partners In Progress Project by the Convention & Visitors Bureau & Lenoir County Tourism Dee pR un/P The Neuse River begins at the confluence of the Eno and Flat rivers in Durham County. The first 20 or so miles include the backwaters of Falls of the Neuse Lake. The river was navigable by barge from Smithfield downstream in the early 1800s. Beyond quaint Smithfield Commons, the river passes the unique Cliffs of the Neuse, the village of Seven Springs where the Confederate ram Neuse was built, and 70 11 - NC 111 bridge to Wayne County Rt. 1731 bridge at Seven Springs Drop: 5' Time: 3.25 hrs. Difficulty: B Scenery: A Distance: 8 mi. Water Quality: Good Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None. Some six miles down this section the banks on the right will begin to rise slowly into high bluffs, which indicates your entry into the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park, a nice place to visit and break your trip. 258 13 - Lenoir County 1152 bridge to wildlife access area at US 70W 58 Legend 118 Parking Motorboat Ramp Canoe/Kayak Put-In Drop: 11' Time: 5.25 hrs. Difficulty: B Scenery: A-B Distance: 12.8 mi. Water Quality: Good 11 Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None. 11 Cliffs of the Neuse State Park 14 DOWNTOWN KINSTON 70 58 55 Oak Bridge 11 55 15 HISTORIC SITeS N 35� 13' 43.96" W 77� 50' 45.81" 1152 70 13 Richard Caswell Memorial & CSS Neuse State Site Neuseway Nature Park 70 H1 H2 N 35� 15' 38.05" W 77� 35' 09.48" H3 H1 H2 on downstream to the gunboat's remains at Kinston. Nearby, John 55 Lawson, author of History of North Carolina, was captured and later execut903 ed by the Tuscarora IndiN ans for traveling upstream from New Bern. This act resulted in the Tuscarora War which began in 1711. It is believed that the river gained its name from the Neusiok, a tribe belonging to the Tuscarora Nation. From Kinston down, steamboats cruised the river until the 1890s. Later, the clearing of woodlands for agriculture resulted in the river becoming shallow as we find it today. - A Paddlers Guide To Eastern North Carolina Where the CSS Neuse was probably located in Feb. 1864 to be fitted out with cannons and iron armor plating for war against Union forces. N 35� 15' 37.73" W 077� 35' 1.80" Where CSS Neuse was sunk by her crew March 10, 1865. N 35� 15' 21.1" W 077� 35' 22.4" Site of Confederate Camp Pool and river obstructions. N 35� 15' 41.9" W 077� 31' 42.8" 55 12 Hardy Bridge 55 1152 N 35� 15' 38.52" W 77� 37' 07.81" 11 258 14 - Wildlife access area at US 70W 70 58 to NC 55 bridge Drop: 9' Time: 4.5 hrs. Difficulty: B Scenery: A-C Distance: 11.5 mi. Water Quality: Good Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None. A short distance downstream on the left lie the remains of the Confederate gunboat Neuse, which engaged the Union forces advancing on Kinston before being scuttled by her commander in order 58 to prevent her capture. This occurred some five miles downriver. After many problems the 500-ton hull was raised and moved to this site in 1964. It is a short walk to the Neuse and the visitor center. H3 N 35� 13' 27.80" W 77� 46' 00.45" 12 - Wayne County Rt. 1731 bridge at Seven Springs to Lenoir County 1152 bridge (Hardy Bridge) 2 15 - NC 55 bridge to Craven County Rt. 1470 bridge Drop: 8' Time: 6.5 hrs. Difficulty: B Scenery: A Distance: 15 mi. Water Quality: Good Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None. An earlier take-out can be made at Cowpen Landing at the foot of Rt. 1441, cutting off three miles. 0 1 MILES Drop: 4' Time: 2.5 hrs. Difficulty: B Scenery: A Distance: 6 mi. Water Quality: Good Gauge: None. Can be run all year. Difficulties: None.