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Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking

White Water Rafting in NC is hugely popular in the spring and summer months when the rivers are at their fullest. Numerous White Water Rafting NC guides dot the communities that surround Asheville, and vacationers visit the area to enjoy some of the infamous spots that are great for White Water Rafting NC. Whether you are an experienced paddler or a novice who just wants to experience some thrills on the water, Whitewater Rafting in Asheville is always a fun activity for the whole family. While some of the areaís fast flowing rivers are more suited to expert rafters, other rivers are more calm and perfect for families with small children. Learn more about White Water Rafting NC near Asheville and our North Carolina Mountain Campgrounds. We have included some information on the top rivers for White Water Rafting NC.

The French Broad River offers the closest and best White Water Rafting in Asheville and is known for its beautiful mountain scenery. Flowing from an area just west of the Eastern Continental Divide, the French Broad NC flows north to Brevard where it creates many of the regionís Western North Carolina Waterfalls before heading into historic Henderson County and then on through Buncombe and Asheville. Whitewater Rafting the French Broad River is extremely popular with guests staying at our Western North Carolina Mountain Campgrounds. After winding its way through the city, the French Broad moves into Tennessee where it eventually meets the Pigeon River, another White Water Rafting NC river.

The Pigeon River in North Carolina forms just near Canton North Carolina, a small town located just outside of Asheville. Flowing parallel to Interstate 40, the Pigeon River has upper and lower sections and extreme White Water Rafting in NC rapids can be found in both sections of the river. The best part of the river for Whitewater Rafting in Asheville is the lower part of the river; here you will find calmer, mild rapids that are suited for canoes as well. For fast flowing challenges and powerhouse rapids, enjoy the White Water Rafting NC near the Tennessee state line; here you will find some really great cass III and IV rapids.

A bit further away from these two rivers, another Western North Carolina river flows through the region creating some great spots to enjoy Whitewater Rafting in Asheville; the Nolichucky River flows into Tennessee however the Nolichucky begins in Mitchell and Yancey Counties at the confluence of the North Toe River and the Cane River. After hard rains, the riverís level is just right for enjoying North Carolina White Water Rafting, and it offers some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Enjoy fun-filled outdoor Asheville Vacations and go NC Camping in the Blue Ridge! Our Campgrounds in Western North Carolina are minutes away from outdoor areas like the Blue Ridge Parkway NC and the Pisgah National Forest North Carolina, creating the best spots to enjoy activities like Asheville NC Hiking and Hendersonville NC Hiking as well as Western North Carolina Fishing and rounds of golf at the Golf Course Asheville North Carolina. Start planning your Camping North Carolina trip to the Blue Ridge today and plan to stay at our Campgrounds in North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Rafting
French Broad Rafting
9800 US Highway 25/70
Marshall, NC 28753
Huck Finn Rafting
158 Bridge Street
Hot Springs, NC 28743
Mountain Adventure Guides - USA Raft
2 Jones Branch Road
Erwin, TN 37650
Wildwater Rafting Company
Nantahala Rafting Center
PO Box 190
Almond, NC 28702
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