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NC Anchorages – AICW/Neuse River (Statute Mile 165 to 185)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 09-18-2009

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Broad Creek/Pittman Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-19-2007

Broad Creek/Pittman Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 173.5
Lat/Lon: 35 05.929 North/076 36.125 West
Location: Pittman Creek breaks off from the northern shores of Broad Creek, which itself lies along the Neuse River’s northwesterly banks between AICW markers #4 and #6
Minimum Depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 42 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Broad Creek/Burton Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-18-2007

Broad Creek/Burton Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 173.5
Lat/Lon: 35 05.717 North/076 36.542 West
Location: Burton Creek breaks off from the northern shores of Broad Creek, white itself lies along the Neuse River’s northwesterly banks between flashing daybeacons #3 and #4
Minimum Depth: 5-feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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South River/Hardy Creek Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-17-2007

South River/Hardy Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 178.5
Lat/Lon: 34 57.955 North/076 35.270 West
Location: anchorage is found on the outer section of Hardy Creek, which indents the western shores of South River, between markers #5 and #6; South River indents the southern banks of the Neuse River, 4.5 nautical miles south of the ICW’s marker #6
Depth: 7 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: fair, open to northern and northeastern winds
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed on a small, sandy but rocky strip, abutting the northwestern entrance point of charted Hardy Creek. You will see a paved street, bounded by three reverse-side traffic signs
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at dinghy access specified above

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South River/Lukens Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-17-2007

South River/Lukens Anchorage
Statute Mile: 178.5
Lat/Lon: 34 57.700 North/076 34.321 West
Location: on the waters along South River’s northeastern banks, southeast of Hardy Creek, near charted position of “Lukens”; South  River indents the southern banks of the Neuse River, 4.5 nautical miles south of the ICW’s marker #6
Depth: 9-feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 48 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent
Dinghy Dock Access: dinghies can be landed on a small, sandy but rocky strip, abutting the northwestern entrance point of charted Hardy Creek. You will see a paved street, bounded by three reverse-side traffic signs
Pet Friendly: pets can be taken ashore at dinghy access specified above

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South River – Eastern Shore Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-17-2007

South River – Eastern Shore Anchorage
Statute Mile: 178.5
Lat/Lon: 34 56.894 North/076 33.483 West
Location: anchorage lies along the eastern shores of South River, between Big Crek and Eastman Creek; South River indents the southern banks of the Neuse River, 4.5 nautical miles south of the ICW’s marker #6
Depth: 7 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 65 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: very good – only unusually strong western and northwestern winds might be a problem

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South River/Eastman Creek Anchorage

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-17-2007

South River – Eastman Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile: 178.5
Lat/Lon: 34 56.054 North/076 32.056 West
Location: anchorage lies along the eastern shores of South River, between Big Crek and Eastman Creek; South River indents the southern banks of the Neuse River, 4.5 nautical miles south of the ICW’s marker #6
Depth: 6 feet
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Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: excellent – a GREAT foul weather hidey hole

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Oriental Harbor Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-16-2007

Statute Mile: 181
Lat/Lon: near 35 01.393 North/076 41.873 West
Location: just off the slips associated with Oriental Yacht Club which is hard by the northwesterly banks of the primary Oriental town harbor, northeast of flashing daybeacon #8
Minimum Depth: 6-feet
Special Note: Oriental town dinghy dock lies just to the north of this anchorage, and is easily accessible
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet; this anchorage is often crowded
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except wide open to strong southern and southwestern winds

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Green Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-15-2007

Green Creek Anchorage
Statute Mile:181
Lat/Lon: near 35 01.560 North/076 42.934 West
Location: on the waters of Greens Creek, west of Oriental harbor, 150 yards east-southeast of the point of land where Kershaw Creek splits off from Greens Creek
Minimum Depth: 5-feet
Special Comment: your vessel must be able to clear the Oriental 45-foot fixed bridge to reach this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Smith Creek Anchorage

Posted by admin | Posted on 03-14-2007

Statute Mile: 181
Lat/Lon: near 35 01.697 North/076 42.153 West
Location: on the waters of Smith Creek, west of Oriental harbor, just north of unlighted daybeacon #10
Minimum Depth: 4 ½ feet
Special Comment: your vessel must be able to clear the Oriental 45-foot fixed bridge to reach this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 36 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Excellent

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Upper Neuse River Anchorages, off the AICW – Clubfoot Creek to New Bern, NC and Trent River

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

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Lower Clubfoot Creek Anchorage (5.8 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on the Neuse River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

Lower Clubfoot Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 34 54.313 North/076 45.620 West
Location: anchorage is located well south of Clubfoot Creek’s marker #8
Minimum Depth: 6 1/2 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to northern and southern winds

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Gulden Creek/Clubfoot Creek Anchorage (6 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on the Neuse River)

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Gulden Creek/Clubfoot Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 34 54.137 North/076 45.481 West
Location: Gulden Creek cuts the eastern banks of Clubfoot Creek, south of the charted location of “Bachelor;” Clubfoot Creek lies along the southern banks of Neuse River, west of the AICW/Adams Creek
Minimum Depth: 4 1/2 feet
Special Note: This anchorage is specifically not recommended for vessels drawing more than 3 1/2 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 45 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, but somewhat open to northwesterly winds

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Upper Clubfoot Creek Anchorage (6.5 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on the Neuse River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

Upper Clubfoot Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 34 53.675 North/076 45.832 West
Location: anchorage lies on the centerline of Clubfoot Creek, south of Mitchell and Gulden Creeks; Clubfoot Creek lies along the southern banks of Neuse River, west of the AICW/Adams Creek
Minimum Depth: 5 to 6 1/2 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to northern and southern winds

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Lower Goose Creek Anchorage (17 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on the Neuse River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

Lower Goose Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 02.676 North/076 56.003 West
Location: Goose Creek, one of several bodies on water bearing this moniker on the NC coast, cuts the northeastern banks of the Neuse River, northeast of Neuse River marker #17
Minimum Depth: 8 feet
Special Note: Use of a GPS Chartplotter is highly recommended when entering and exiting this anchorage, to help keep to the unmarked channel
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 50 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, open to southwestern and northeastern winds

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Upper Goose Creek Anchorage (17 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on the Neuse River)

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Upper Goose Creek Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 03.114 North/076 55.249 West
Location: anchorage lies in the centerline of Goose Creek’s gentle turn to the northeast; Goose Creek cuts the northeastern banks of the Neuse River, northeast of Neuse River marker #17
Minimum Depth: 6 feet
Special Note: Use of a GPS Chartplotter is highly recommended when entering and exiting this anchorage, to help keep to the unmarked channel
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair to good, but open to southwesterly winds

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Upper Broad Creek Southern Anchorage (18.4 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Neuse River)

Posted by Claiborne Young | Posted on 03-14-2007

Upper Broad Creek Southern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 04.090 North/076 56.314 West
Location: on the centerline of Upper Broad Creek, upstream of Blackbeard Sailing Club; Upper Broad Creek indents the northeastern shores of Neuse River, well northeast of Neuse River marker #19
Minimum Depth: 8 feet
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 55 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Fair, but open to southern, southwestern and northern winds

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Upper Broad Creek Northern Anchorage (18.7 Nautical Miles off the AICW on Neuse River)

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Upper Broad Creek Northern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 04.805 North/076 56.111 West
Location: anchorage lies in the centerline of Upper Broad Creek’s gentle turn to the northeast, north of the charted pilings; Upper Broad Creek indents the northeastern shores of Neuse River, well northeast of Neuse River marker #19
Minimum Depth: 5 to 6 feet
Special Note: use of a GPS chartplotter is recommended for safe entry and exit from this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, somewhat open to strong northern and northwestern breezes

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Trent River/New Bern Anchorage (21.2 Nautical Miles off the AICW, on Trent River)

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Trent River/New Bern Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 06.016 North/077 02.584 West
Location: anchorage is located west of the Trent River Railway Bridge
Minimum Depth: 4 1/2 to 5 feet
Special Note: the bottom in this anchorage is littered with debris; set a trip line for your anchor if possible
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 40 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Good, except somewhat open to southwesterly winds

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Brice Creek/Trent River Anchorage (23.5 Nautical Miles from the AICW on Trent River)

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Brice Creek/Trent River Anchorage
Lat/Lon: 35 04.438 North/077 03.399 West
Location: anchorages lies near the eastern banks of Brice Creek, a short hop south of this stream’s intersection with Trent River; Brice Creek indents the Trent’s southeasterly banks near Trent River’s marker #3
Minimum Depth: 12 feet
Special Note: favor the easterly banks when entering Brice Creek from Trent River
Special Note: your vessel must be able to clear a 45-foot fixed bridge to reach this anchorage
Swing Room: sufficient room for vessels as large as 34 feet
Foul Weather Shelter: Very good, only unusually strong northwestern winds might be a problem

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