Cape Fear River
Launch a motor boat, canoe or kayak from the Avent Ferry ramp to fish the longest river running within the state. An angler's paradise, the waters teem with freshwater species such as bass, bream, catfish and more. 
Deep River
This tributary to the Cape Fear River meanders through much of Lee County. What's more, you can easily launch kayaks from boat ramps like McIver Canoe Park and the US-421 bridge near Cumnock, NC. 
Jordan Lake
Cast your line and reel in a variety of fish species at this 14,000 acre reservoir. Bass and crappie are popular catches here, but anglers also hook sunfish, catfish, bluegill and yellow perch. Access Jordan Lake easily from Poe's Ridge and New Hope - fishing/boat ramps near Sanford. The lake is also a popular spot for hiking, camping and other outdoor recreation.
White Pines Nature Preserve
The Preserve is quite simply 275 acres of pure beauty complete with nature trails that run alongside the Deep and Rocky Rivers. Come for a leisurely hike to see and enjoy a wide variety of plants and wildlife native to North Carolina.