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Day Trip Big Swamp NC

I recently paddled with the Lumber River Canoe Club through Big Swamp in S/E North Carolina. This is a scenic float full of large cypress, birds, wildlife. It was a great laid back get together with people who love what they have in our backyard. image.pngimage.pngimage.pngimage.png

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1) Was there generally enough room for a canoe or tandem kayak? My wife isn't real comfortable in a boat by herself.

2) How buggy was it?



Beautiful!! Is this trip only day worthy or could it be turned into a multi day trip?


DaveBaldwin 1 There was a canoe along with us. But there were a couple portages. We clear quite a few while we made our way down. A kayak with a more open cockpit would be ideal. 

2. Also the insects were not that noticeable. Most sprayed down with repellent. I did not and didn't notice.

I know there are a few overnighters that are done along this this route and the Lumber river  



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