Top 10 Longest Rivers In North Carolina

Catawba River – 220 miles:is 220 miles long, beginning in the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina. It passes through two waterfalls (Upper Catawba Falls and Catawba Falls).

French Broad River – 213 miles:is 213 miles long. It might be one of the oldest rivers in the world. Scientists believe that it existed even before the Southern Appalachian Mountains. 

Dan River – 214 miles: is 214 miles long, stretching across both states of North Carolina and Virginia. It begins in Patrick County, Virginia, flowing into Stokes County and Rockingham County .

Cape Fear River – 202 miles: is 202 miles long. It begins where the Haw River and the Deep River converge in the town Moncure and flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear. 

 New River – 360 miles: is about 360 miles long, flowing across North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The New River is landscaped with fast-moving water and big rocks.

Tar River – 215 miles:The Tar River in northeast North Carolina is 215 miles long, flowing southeast to an estuary of Pamlico Sound. North Carolina was once the site of a naval stores site.

Neuse River – 275 miles:The Neuse River is 275 miles long and is entirely contained within the state of North Carolina. It begins in Western Durham County and drains into the Pamlico Sound. 

Yadkin River – 215 miles:The Yadkin River is 215 miles long. Many areas of the river are dammed for flood control, creating various lakes and reservoirs along its course.

Pee Dee River – 232 miles:The Pee Dee River begins in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and flows for 232 miles until it empties into Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown. 

Roanoke River – 410 miles: is the longest river in North Carolina, measuring 410 miles long. It begins in the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia.

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