photo collage with YeeHaw logo and photos from past paddles and of the river

Join us in Saxapahaw for the 9th Annual YeeHaw! River Paddle on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 9:00am-finish. The Yee-Haw! River Paddle brings together paddlers of all skill levels to share the Haw River as a community. The YeeHaw! River Paddle is held each year on a different section of the Haw River Paddle Trail to help the community connect to the river and enjoy the opportunity to paddle. The recent construction of Union Bridge Paddle Access in March completes the Paddle Trail through Alamance County. The 2016 YeeHaw! Paddle will end at Union Bridge Paddle Access to celebrate access to this final stretch of river through the county.

This year’s event features two paddles, a Family & Beginners’ Paddle in the morning and the Yee-Haw! River Paddle in the afternoon. The cost for each event is $20/adult and $10/child (12 & under). All proceeds benefit the Haw River Trail. The Family & Beginners’ Paddle will be held on Saxapahaw Lake, featuring calm flat water ideal for families and new paddlers. The more challenging YeeHaw! River Paddle in the afternoon will put in at Saxapahaw Mill Race Paddle Access and take out at the newly completed Union Bridge Paddle Access. This 5-mile stretch is suitable for intermediate paddlers, featuring moving water and intermittent rapids with beautiful views of the river and its wildlife.

Additional details and registration are available on the Haw River Trail website (