We'll meet at New River State Park, US-221 access, Scottville, N.C. at 10:00am. Load up boats and travel upstream to NC 16/88 bridge and float to the State Park. This is a 16 mile trip and takes roughly 5 hrs. to complete depending on water level. Portage around one low water bridge about six miles into the paddle. Camping available at the State Park. Directions from Rock Hill, Charlotte: I-77 north to exit 83 (US-21 north), stay on US-21 through Sparta, one mile outside of Sparta, go straight on US-221 South. Follow US-221 south for 10-12 miles, go through Scottville and cross over the New River. Park entrance is one mile past the river on your left. Follow the entrance road all the way down to the parking/launch area. Only class 1 water in this stretch of water.