Boating, Fishing, Paddling, Maps, History, New places to go & things
 to do. It's

...All about
the Roanoke

See Roanoke-related articles in these magazines:
Wildlife in North Carolina-
March 2003
Cypress Grill:
The Last Cook-up Shack

by T. Edward Nickens

Backpacker Magazine
The Nature Conservancy Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

National Geographic Adventure Magazine



Upstream Neighbors:  Check out

NC Wildlife Resources Has Striped Bass Page for Roanoke River
Keep up with the season & all the regs on WRC's
Roanoke River Striped Bass Season page. See it here...

Come and Get it at the Cypress Grill!
It's the real
beginning of the new year! Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere and great food on the banks of the Roanoke in Jamesville! 

Click for video

Vintage Easter Monday in Jamesville
This video shows what Easter Monday was like in Jamesville during the 1960s. It was a community "homecoming" with lots of people from near and far, kids sliding down the clay hill behind the Cypress Grill, fresh herring fished up by the thousands in the huge seine.

Inset of painting
by Mary Whyte.

Cypress Grill Attracts Artists, too!

It's not just for fish lovers! The Cypress Grill's "Miss Sally" and "Mr. Leslie) have moved into the art world. Both recently were subjects of well-known South Carolina Low Country watercolorist Mary Whyte!  Sally was painted breading fish and Leslie was carrying a large tray of freshly-cleaned fish into the Grill for cooking. The paintings are part of Whyte's exhibit, "Working South" and has been featured on on CBS's Sunday Morning.  Fnd it on the Sunday Morning web site. (Stay with it. Sally's almost at the end of the feature.) 
Uranium mining still a threat
The lower Roanoke is said to be directly endangered by a proposed mining operation on a tributary of the Roanoke River in Virginia. American Rivers is issuing a call to action to help Virginia legislators resist pressure to lift a ban on uranium mining...but your help is needed. Read more....

 Photo by
 Doward Jones

Plymouth, NC
Roanoke River Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Hours:  11-3 Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Explore the new exhibit room at the Maritime Museum and discover Plymouth's rich maritime heritage.

Upriver...Life Along the Staunton

South Boston, VA
Exhibit Displays Early Upriver Life
The Roanoke is known as the Dan and Staunton Rivers in parts of Virginia. No matter the name, see how important the river was...and the people along its banks. Learn more about South Boston-Halifax County Museum's "Life Along the Staunton... 1600s to the year 2000" exhibit.
Front Cover Roanoke River Paddle Trail
Read Backpacker Magazine's paddling/camping experience in the Roanoke Swamps. Then make your reservation for a unique vacation, or just a quick weekend get-away. Visit the Roanoke River Partners web site for a long list of camping platforms from near Halifax all the way to the Albemarle Sound...and other places, too! 
  Looking for a Group Paddle Trip?
Check out the trails and group trips on the
NC Paddle Trails Association Web site! See the Roanoke River Paddle Club News, too!
Missed something? Look for it on our archives page.
Notice! While navigable waters are public, much of the land along the Roanoke & its tributaries is privately owned.  Please respect private property.  Get permission before docking on or crossing private property.

Remember that these lands and waters are also great for hunting deer, turkey, ducks and other species.  Know when hunting seasons are in session and take extra care if exploring during these seasons.



Uranium Mining

Battle of Plymouth
Living History
Trailer Video

UNC-TV's North Carolina Now
The Odyssey of an Ironclad, the voyage of the CSS Albemarle

Roanoke River
videos on
You Tube

Roanoke River
Fishing Report
& News

NC Wildlife Resources Commission

River Herring,
Striped Bass
& Shad

Read What's Hot and keep up with fishing  tournament news at

See satellite images, maps and more of the Roanoke River

Paddle Club News

NC Paddle Trails Association

Primitive Camping at Bill's Place on the Roanoke, Jamesville

Flood & Weather information for

Jamesville and Williamston.

Ever Spent a Night in the Swamp?

Weather at Jamesville


The Roanoke River Basin is a treasureórich in history and natural beauty, important in its animal & plant diversity, and a great place to paddle, fish, hunt, camp or just visit. is dedicated to:


Increasing awareness of this rich resource, and


Encouraging responsible development for economic benefit of the people who live in its basin.


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