Boat Rentals on Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Outfitters
Paddle Board & Kayak Rentals
2457 Eaton Ferry Rd
Littleton, NC  27870
(252) 586-1770

Lake Gaston Water Sports at Poplar Pointe
Pontoons only at this time
183 Hendricks Mill Rd. Poplar Creek, Hwy. 903
Bracey, VA  23919
(434) 636-2175

Morningstar Marina
Jet Ski, Pontoon, and Ski Boats
1865 Eaton Ferry Road
Littleton, NC 27850
(252) 586-4661

Stonehouse Timber Lodge
Pontoon, Ski Boats, and Fishing Boats
Just off Big Stonehouse Creek Hwy. 903, 3.5 miles north of Littleton, NC
(252) 586-3012

Summer Rentals, LLC
Jet Ski Rentals
(252) 532-3537

Ultimate Boat Lifts Store
Paddle Boards, Kayaks and Accessories Sales & Rentals
2107 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton, NC 27850
(252) 586-7692

Equestrian Events and Recreation

Halifax County, NC offers much for the horse enthusiast. We have a very active Halifax County Horse Council that sponsors trail challenges throughout the year and hosts a Tri-County Horse Show each fall.


Fishing in Halifax County, NC

Rockfishing in Halifax County on the Roanoke RiverFishing in Halifax County, NC is a both a recreational activity and a serious sport. With Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids Lake, the Roanoke River and myriad creeks and ponds in our area, there are ample opportunities for the serious sportsman or the novice fisherman of any age to wet their hooks. The most popular sport fishing in Halifax County, NC is to be found in Weldon, “The Rockfish Capital of the World.”


Halifax County 4-H (Four-H) Rural Life Center

4-H Rural Life CenterThe Halifax County 4-H Rural Life Center has 6-7 miles of trails to offer to horse, cyclist, and hiking enthusiast alike. There are various types of terrain that suite beginners to advanced. The trails here in Halifax County wind their way through beautiful pines and skirt around fields offering a chance to see nature at its finest.

The 4-H Rural Life Center was originally built by Halifax County in 1923 to be used as the County Home. In the mid 1950's, it was changed to a rest home where it remained in use until the early 1970's. Once the rest home closed, the center remained vacant until the early to mid 1980's when the Cooperative Extension Service decided to make it their 4-H Camp. After much work and renovation, it is today the 4-H Rural Life Center.

The 4-H Rural Life Center is used year round, under the leadership of Director Joe Long, a 1986 graduate of The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a 1982 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School. Programming includes the Summer 4-H and Youth Day Camp, Halifax County Harvest Days, rodeos, Senior Citizens Day Camp, Pre-School Nutrition Camps, Seminars on Civil War History, craft classes, and cooking classes, just to name a few. The purpose of this programming is to bring the citizens, youth and adults, of Halifax County together to enhance, enlighten, and educate their everyday lives. Funding for the Center is provided through a cooperative effort between the Halifax County Commissioners, Cooperative Extension Service, local businesses and volunteers.

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Please enjoy our trails responsibly and know that the trails were made possible by our citizens. If you have any questions or would like to help with our trail systems please call Pattie Braswell at (252) 583-5161.

Halifax County NC Birding

Birding in Halifax County, NC is a year-round experience. From sighting birds of prey such as Bald Eagles and Osprey along the Roanoke River any time of year to catching glimpses of migrating songbirds like Prothonotary Warblers during the fall and winter, Halifax County offers a wide variety of open spaces and access areas for the birding enthusiast.


Hunting in Halifax County, NC

Hunting in Halifax County, NC is every sportsman’s dream whether using bow and arrow or gun! There is ample open land for hunting, including NC Wildlife Commission land and land for lease by private landowners. Halifax County ranks #1 in North Carolina for both White-Tailed Deer and Wild Turkey harvest.


Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Lake Gaston is bounded by the Kerr Dam and Gaston Dam and borders the counties of Mecklenburg and Brunswick in Virginia and the counties of Warren, Halifax and Northampton in North Carolina. There is public access at the Lake Gaston Day Use Area with a fishing pier, boat ramp and public swimming area. Lake Gaston is well-stocked with game fish, which include striped bass or rock fish, large mouth bass, crappie, sunfish and several varieties of catfish. Other species of fish sometimes caught are walleye, yellow perch and chain pickerel. A valid license for either Virginia or North Carolina permits fishing from a boat in either state. No license is required for those under 15.

 Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce:

Telephone: (866) 730-5711

Address: 2475 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton, NC 27850


Lake Gaston Day Use Area

The Lake Gaston Day Use Area is located at the North end of Jack Brown Road in Littleton, NC near the Lake Gaston Dam on property provided by Dominion. 


River Falls Park

River Falls Park This safe still water harbor offers easy access to the Roanoke River and the overlook offers an excellent view of the rivers picturesque rapids. The park has a picnic area with grills and is an entry point to the Roanoke Canal Trail. Located just off Hwy 301 in Weldon. To reserve River Falls Park, please call (252) 536-4836.


Roanoke Canal Trail

The aqueduct, designed by renowned engineer Hamilton Fulton, spans 35 feet across Chockoyotte Creek and is one of the many fantastic historic structures on the Roanoke Canal Trail.In addition to the Roanoke Canal Museum, there is a 7.5-mile nature trail that follows the old Roanoke Navigation Canal bed. The western head of the Roanoke Canal Trail is the Roanoke Rapids Lake Day Use Area.


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