Cape Fear

Corrine May 12th, 2016

Basic Info

Located in North Carolina

River Basin is near Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Fayetteville

26 counties within Basin

Sources: Deep river and Haw river

The basin drains into the Atlantic ocean

6,584 miles of streams and rivers

Cape Fear is 9,164 square miles long

Population: 2,072,305

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Tourist Attractions

  • You can go for a boat ride on the beautiful Cape Fear
  • Go for a hike along the trails near the River Basin
  • Enjoy the beautiful sun on the beaches near Cape Fear

Native Animals Species

  • Common Name: yellow-rumped warbler Scientific name: Setophaga coronata
  • Common Name: cottonmouth Scientific name: Agkistrodon piscivorus
  • Common Name: hawksbill Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata

Native Plant Species

  • Common name: longleaf pine Scientific name: Pinus palustris
  • Common name: Cape Fear Spatterdock Scientific name: Nuphar sagittifolia,
  • Common name: Piedmont Azalea Scientific name: Rhododendron

Water Quality

The Cape Fear is known for the beautiful water but there are some cases where trash and oil has been found.


Sources- Industries and residents

Due to all the boats near Cape Fear and the residents people through trash into the river and sailors throw oil or stuff flies off the boat.


local cities, environmental groups and regulatory agencies are now working together in a variety of partnerships to improve the water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. They are educating people about it and they need to take action now.

Fun Facts

  • There have been movies filmed near the Cape Fear such as Safe Haven
  • Largest river basin in North Carolina