One Of North Carolina’s Most Beautiful Rivers Might Also Be The Most Dangerous

Spanning 202 miles, the beautiful Cape Fear River received the nickname ‘Blackwater River’ as a nod to the deep, dark water that encompasses the flow. Flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, near Cape Fear, the namesake originated from the river’s path. With a dangerous ocean current streaming in, many swim and play in the Cape Fear not knowing the deadly history that comes along with it.

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Have you swum in the Cape Fear or swim there often? What do you think of the current and the dangers?

While North Carolina rivers certainly demand a bit of caution, they’re also beautiful, historic and mysterious; like these 10.