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 boating in the area. Paddle trips are conducted frequently throughout the year and the public is welcome to join in. Planned trips and contact information can be found on the FSCW Facebook group page.
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.
Great Coharie Creek – begins in Northern Sampson County near Newton Grove and runs more than 44 miles before it joins with the Six Runs Creek to form Black River.
Little Coharie Creek – begins in Northern Sampson County near Spivey’s Corner and joins the Great Coharie one half mile from Riley Town Bridge.
Six Runs Creek – begins southeast of Newton Grove where all six runs cross Hwy 403. The most open section of this creek begins at Hwy 24 between Clinton and Turkey.
Black River – begins 14 miles south of Clinton. The Black River forms at the confluence of Six Runs Creek and the Great Coharie Creek near the historic town of Lisbon.
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.