Cultivate your spirit for Sampson County’s history and heritage or enjoy the great outdoors and a paddling trip along our waterways. Explore our rural landscape and discover Sampson County’s Barn Quilt Trail.

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Black River Ivanhoe Boat Ramp

3681 Ivanhoe Rd., Ivanhoe, NC 28447

The Black River is one of our most popular paddling destinations. The river has sufficient water for paddling even in droughts and runs through land that is largely undisturbed forest. […]

Friends of the Sampson County Waterways

701 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

Sampson County is home to five main creeks and rivers with associated tributaries.  These waters offer nature lovers, sportsmen and paddlers over 300 miles of waterways to explore and enjoy. […]

South River Sloan Bridge Boat Ramp

16364 US Hwy 701 N, Garland, NC 28441

South River – marks the county lines between Sampson, Cumberland and Bladen Counties, this river runs 79.3 miles before joining the Black River, south of Ivanhoe.