The Carolina Thread Trail in Anson County will consist of blueways or paddle trails on the Pee Dee River and Rocky River. A number of canoe and kayak launches along the river will provide access to more than 50 miles of paddling along a beautiful, rural stretch of the Rocky River.
The first Thread Trail launch opened in June 2015 near Plank Road in Ansonville. The launch is maintained by Anson County Parks and Recreation.
Destinations that could be linked by the Carolina Thread Trail:
The site consists of a variety of habitat types along the Yadkin-Pee Dee River. Freshwater wetlands are found throughout and include small creeks, five ponds, one lake, two moist soil units, six impoundments and one green-tree reservoir. Uplands including mixed deciduous forests, upland pine forests, old fields and farmland are found throughout. Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965 “for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or for any other management purpose for migratory birds.”
5770 U.S. Highway 52 North
Wadesboro, North Carolina 28170
Rocky River starts in Iredell County near Mooresville, NC, flows south into Cabarrus County, then continues southeast to form the line between Stanly, Union and Anson Counties. This river is known for its whitewater rafting and scenic beauty and has great opportunities for trails and access points.