Cape Fear River
~~~~STARRING :: Logan, Darius, Tyler~~~~
Basic Information about the River
Cape Fear River, river in central and southeastern North Carolina, U.S., formed by the confluence of the Deep and Haw rivers along the boundary between Chatham and Lee counties. It flows generally southeast past Fayetteville, Elizabethtown, and Wilmington and enters the Atlantic Ocean at Southport, opposite Smith Island, after a course of about 200 miles (320 km). The chief tributary, the South River, joins the Cape Fear River just above the latter’s estuary. The southern portion of the estuary forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway. A series of locks and dams makes the river navigable from Wilmington toFayetteville. The river is named for Cape Fear, at the southern tip of Smith Island, the site of dangerous shoals. The river and its region are the setting for the popular Hollywood film noir Cape Fear (originally made in 1962 and remade in 1991), which is based on the novel The Executioner (1958) by John MacDonald.
Looking over Cape Fear River
The long stream of the Cape Fear River
Cape Fear 2 Split Paths
Great For Fishing Guys!!!
Map of the River
Canoe and Kayak Rentals
Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 9:30pm to Sunday, Oct. 27th, 11:30pm
Information and Project we have done in Class
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CAPE FEAR RIVER
Airlie Gardens-These gardens are a combination of formal gardens, wildlife, historical structures, walking trails, sculptures views of bradley Creek, 10 acres of freshwater lakes, more than 100,000 azaleas and the grandeur of the 467 year old Airlie Oak.
Henrietta III- Captain Carl Marshburn and his crew offer small boat cruises to dinner on a true sternwheel riverboat. You will get to see the Cape Fear River and surroundings from the best view of the water.
Sunloaf- Is a 50 foot sand dune near the bank of the Cape Fear River. This is an important navigational marker for river pilots since 16.
Carolina Beach State Park- This park was established in 1969. The 761 acre park is located on a triangle of land known as Pleasure Island, which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River.
Cape Fear River Trail- is a 10 foot wide paved path for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. It is about four miles one way through trees and wildlife. Along the trail are signs that will explain the wildlife and plant life found in the area.
At more than 9,000 square miles, the Cape Fear River basin is one of the largest watersheds in North Carolina, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to past Greensboro. Poor habitat quality in rivers and streams threatens fish, such as American shad, striped bass, river herring, and endangered Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon populations. Dams and other blockages prevent fish such as these from migrating upstream to spawn (lay eggs).
A partnership of key federal, state, local, academic, and other organizations in the region is working together to develop a multi-year action plan that will use a broad range of tools and capabilities to provide long-term habitat-based solutions for the most pressing challenges for migratory fish.
Building on the momentum created by constructing a fishway on the first barrier on the river—the Army Corps’ Lock and Dam #1—we will address other issues affecting fish and recreational use of the Cape Fear River.
Improved habitat conditions in the Cape Fear River will benefit not only these important fish species, but also the communities that depend on the river for its abundant water supply and rich recreational opportunities. Many North Carolina counties, cities, and businesses depend on the Cape Fear for water, such as Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, the Smithfield Packing Company, Fort Bragg, DuPont, and the cities of Wilmington and Fayetteville.
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