A paddling launch is located 2 highway miles north of the visitor center at Cliffs of the Neuse. The launch is located adjacent to the intersection of River Road and Mine Hill Road, just below Broadhurst Bridge (GPS: 35.2552, -77.9066). The launch was obtained in 2015 as a gift from the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, and thanks in part to efforts by former County Planning Director Connie Price.
Saltmarsh paddle wandering up Queen's Creek. Sections of the trail paddle through oyster beds.
Saltmarsh paddle considered difficult due to length, strong currents, and proximity to powerboat channels.
Saltmarsh paddle with strong currents and possible powerboat traffic along this trail.
The trail circumnavigates Huggins Island through saltmarsh. Sections of the trail paddle through oyster beds.
Saltmarsh paddle affected by strong currents, tide changes, and wind. Portage possibilities at low tide.