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

34.6031183 Latitude -78.2404951 Longitude 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 […]


7531 US-421, Clinton, NC 28328

To provide residents and visitors of Sampson County a resource for guided kayak trips, history of Cohaire Tribe, the exploration of nature, relaxation, adventure, self-discovery, and a greater overall connection […]


886 Ennis Bridge Rd, Ivanhoe, NC 28447

34.6410 Latitude -78.3131 Longitude

Friends of the Sampson County Waterways

701 Southeast Blvd., Clinton, NC 28328

The Friends of the Sampson County Waterways is a local 501(c)(3) organization whose dual mission is to keep the waterways of Sampson County open and clean and to encourage recreational […]

Gordan’s Landing (Star Communications location)

3800 N US 421 Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328

35.046929 Latitude -78.365949 Longitude Located off US Hwy 421 North of Clinton at the former Star Communications headquarters, a parking lot is located nearby.  Access is found just east of […]

Great Coharie Creek, Hwy 701 Access Point

13562-13760 US-701, Ingold, NC 28441

34-818529 Latitude -78.361132 Longitude Entrance road is located on the west side of Highway 701, just north of the Coharie Creek Bridge.  

Great Coharie River – Lisbon Bridge Rd Access

3011 NC Highway 903, Garland, NC 28441

34.786626 Latitude -78.322751 Longitude This is a drop off point for the Great Coharie River access.  Entrance road is located immediately south of the Lisbon Bridge, on the west side […]

South River Bridge Wildlife Ramp

16364 US Hwy 701 N, Garland, NC 28441

34-45.6N, 78-24-10.5W 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.

The Rink

840 Overland Rd, Clinton, NC 28328