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Avents Creek
Map of Avents Creek mouth location
Map of Avents Creek mouth location
Map of Avents Creek mouth location
Map of Avents Creek mouth location
Location of Avents Creek Creek mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Cape Fear River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Harnett County
Physical characteristics
Main source Buckhorn Creek divide
Pond in Duncan, North Carolina
430 ft (130 m)
River mouth Cape Fear River
about 5 miles west of Kipling, North Carolina
119 ft (36 m)
Length 7.60 mi (12.23 km)
Basin features
Progression southwest
River system Cape Fear River
Basin size 14.64 square miles (37.9 km2)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    Mill Creek
Bridges Oakridge River Road, Cokesbury Road, River Road

Avents Creek is a 7.60 mi (12.23 km) long 2nd order tributary to the Cape Fear River in Harnett County, North Carolina. This is the only stream of this name in the United States. The lower reaches flow through Raven Rock State Park.

Course

Avents Creek rises in a pond in Duncan, North Carolina and then flows southwest to join the Cape Fear River about 5 miles west of Kipling, North Carolina.

Watershed

Avents Creek drains 14.64 square miles (37.9 km2) of area, receives about 46.9 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 403.31 and is about 50% forested.

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