When can you white water raft in North Carolina?

When can you white water raft in North Carolina?

Trips are generally available beginning in the spring until the early fall, but the exact calendar varies. Half-day rafting trips are also available. Blue Heron Whitewater is located in Marshall, about 25 miles north of Asheville. [View & Book Tickets.]

What class Rapids is Nantahala?

The Nanatala’s rapids are mosty Class II, but the best is saved for last. The Class III “Nantahala Falls” is the finale of the eight-mile rafting trip.

How much is it to raft on the Nantahala?

Minimum Age: 7 years or 60 lbs….PRICING.

Pricing Group Pricing
Double $29.95 $21.95
Single $30.95 $25.95
*Prices are per person & don’t include tax.

How much does a raft cost?

An inflatable recreational level raft is a raft that’s, as the name suggests, designed for recreational uses. Typically priced at $600 or less, these inflatable rafts are versatile, durable and are fun to use.

How long is a white water rafting trip?

The North Fork of the American is the best Spring rafting day trip in California. This 9 or 11 mile run consisting of adrenalin-packed Class 4/5 rapids and timeless natural beauty. This is a free-flowing river dependent on snowmelt and rainfall.

Where should I stay to raft the Nantahala?

Hotels Motels and Inns

  • Fontana Village Fontana Dam, NC (800) 849-2258.
  • Nantahala Village Bryson City, NC (800) 438-1507.
  • Two Rivers Lodge Bryson City, NC (828) 488-2284.
  • Lloyd’s On The River Bryson City, NC (828) 488-3767.
  • Fryemont Inn Bryson City, NC (800) 845-4879.
  • Jonathan Creek Inn– Maggie Valley, NC (800) 577-7812.

How cold is the Nantahala River?

The Nantahala River runs through the Western North Carolina mountains in a shaded gorge, giving it the distinction of being the coldest whitewater stream in the Southeast. Averaging only 4 hours of direct sunlight per day, the water temperature averages a bone-chilling 45 degrees.

How old do you have to be to raft the Nantahala?

7 years of age
Adventurous Fast Rivers is permitted by the United States Forest Service. Their regulations require a child to weigh at least 60 pounds or be 7 years of age to raft on the Nantahala River (it is either/or NOT both).

What is a class two rapid?

Class II: Easy rapids with smaller waves, clear channels that are obvious without scouting. Some maneuvering might be required. Our Sit-on-Top Kayaking trip for beginners is a perfect Class II day trip! Day two of our Beginner Kayak Course progresses to class II on the Lower Klickitat River.

What do Class 2 rapids look like?

Class II Whitewater Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-sized waves are easily missed.

Are Class 2 rapids for beginners?

Those with any training in paddling rapids should be able to identify and avoid them without much trouble. Class 2 rapids generally don’t require scouting ahead of time. Class II rapids are also excellent for rafting beginners who are somewhat tentative about rapids, including children.