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Rocky River
Pee Dee River watershed showing Rocky River
Map of the Pee Dee River watershed showing the Rocky River
Map of Rocky River mouth location
Map of Rocky River mouth location
Location of Rocky River mouth
Other name(s) Tributary to Pee Dee River
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Anson
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Rocky River and Catawba River
Mooresville, North Carolina
885 ft (270 m)
35°35′01″N 080°47′15″W / 35.58361°N 80.78750°W / 35.58361; -80.78750
River mouth Pee Dee River
about 3 miles northeast of Ansonville, North Carolina
190 ft (58 m)
35°08′36″N 080°04′35″W / 35.14333°N 80.07639°W / 35.14333; -80.07639
Length 94.16 mi (151.54 km)
Basin features
Progression generally southeast
River system Pee Dee River
Basin size 1,471.3 square miles (3,811 km2)

The Rocky River is a 95-mile-long (153 km) river in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. It begins in Iredell County near Mooresville and flows south into Cabarrus County, where it is the principal waterway in the county. The river continues southeastward to form the line between Stanly, Union, and Anson counties. It empties into the Pee Dee River just below Norwood, North Carolina at the junction of Stanly, Montgomery, Anson, and Richmond counties, at the foot of the Uwharrie Mountains.

Efforts are being made to boost tourism and canoe and kayak recreation along Rocky River "Blueway" as part of the Carolina Thread Trail.

Private, non-profit organizations have developed park lands for improved river access, but some controversy ensued.

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