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What Happened to the Shop?


For more than 20 years, in several locations, under a series of different names and through multiple ownership changes, Paddle Creek has been a canoe and kayak retailer. On October 31st, 2013 we closed the doors to the retail store and hung up our sales hats.

It really comes down to us having to decide, “What one thing do we want to be the best at?” We decided that we want to be the best at helping people experience our local waterways, specifically the Neuse River and Falls Lake. We want to pass along our passion for paddling through helping others take that first step and enjoy what is right here in their backyard. While we are sad to close the doors to the retail shop, we are excited about what the future holds:

  • A new shuttle plan that eliminates the waiting to be picked up and waiting on the rest of the group to finish
  • More kayak options, including sit-on-top’s
  • An expanded stand up paddle board selection for rent and trips
  • A new website (You’re looking at it)

We will keep you updated as we make these changes and especially when we are ready to run trips in March. Thanks for all the support through the years and we look forward to seeing you on the water!