the narrows at deep water trail camp is a section of the Yadkin river between Badin lake and Lake Tillery. my kids and i camp and canoe there. There are always kayaks and other canoes around. it is a great place for a relaxing paddle and also to see bald eagles!
you could do the Uwharrie river from low water bridge to hwy109. in the spring my boys and i took our old town tripper down it and had a great time. if you stop at the Eldorado outpost before hand you can get someone to shuttle you.