Donnaha Park River Access

East Bend, North Carolina

*** Donnaha Park River Access is currently closed due to bridge construction ***

Donnaha Park River Access provides a small sandy beach area as well as a paved canoe and kayak launch area just downstream of the NC 67 Bridge. There is a covered shelter area, but there are no restrooms or other facilities. It is very popular during the summer months, but has a large parking area.

For paddlers floating the Bean Shoals Canal section from the Shoals Yadkin River Access, this is the first public takeout downstream, and past this takeout there is a mandatory (and strenuous) portage before reaching the next public takeout area at Old 421 River Park.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Special health or safety status in effect

  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
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Monitoring Frequency

Donnaha Park River Access is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 3th.

Source Information

Yadkin Riverkeeper monitors four recreation sites in the Yadkin Basin from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Samples are taken Wednesdays. Results are published on Friday.

Sites are tested for E. Coli and follow the EPA standard of 235 colonies per 100 ml, expressed as most probably number (MPN), as measured by the IDEXX Quanti-Tray system.

A site is marked Green when results are equal or below 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Red when results are above 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

We encourage those with questions to contact us directly at (336) 722-4949, or to email us at info@yadkinriverkeeper.org.

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Donnaha Park River Access

East Bend, North Carolina

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Special health or safety status in effect
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

*** Donnaha Park River Access is currently closed due to bridge construction ***

Donnaha Park River Access provides a small sandy beach area as well as a paved canoe and kayak launch area just downstream of the NC 67 Bridge. There is a covered shelter area, but there are no restrooms or other facilities. It is very popular during the summer months, but has a large parking area.

For paddlers floating the Bean Shoals Canal section from the Shoals Yadkin River Access, this is the first public takeout downstream, and past this takeout there is a mandatory (and strenuous) portage before reaching the next public takeout area at Old 421 River Park.

Monitoring Frequency

Donnaha Park River Access is sampled weekly from May 15th to September 3th.

Source Information

Yadkin Riverkeeper monitors four recreation sites in the Yadkin Basin from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Samples are taken Wednesdays. Results are published on Friday.

Sites are tested for E. Coli and follow the EPA standard of 235 colonies per 100 ml, expressed as most probably number (MPN), as measured by the IDEXX Quanti-Tray system.

A site is marked Green when results are equal or below 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Red when results are above 235 colonies/ 100 ML of water.

A site is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

We encourage those with questions to contact us directly at (336) 722-4949, or to email us at info@yadkinriverkeeper.org.

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Water Quality Graph

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