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Watauga River, North Carolina

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QUICK STATS
AW Class: IV-V
Length: 4.9 miles
Average Gradient: 103 fpm
  
Putin Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 36.26821
Longitude: -81.88473

Takeout Location Coordinates:
Latitude: 36.29515
Longitude: -81.93334


Paddling Rivers Near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Watauga, Watauga / Johnson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.9 miles long (Guys Ford Bridge to Watauga Lake)

   Watauga River, Watauga County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.9 miles long (Guys Ford Bridge to Watauga Lake)

   Elk River, Carter County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.3 miles long (Route 2520 to US 321 bridge Close to Elk Mills)

   Watauga River, Watauga County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (US Route 321 Bridge to Route 1200)

   Elk River, Avery County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.4 miles long (Route 1326 to Route 1305)

   Elk River, Avery (NC)/Carter (TN) County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4.8 miles long (Route 130 to bridge above Sone Mtn Church Tennessee)

   Elk River, Carter and Avery County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (Big Falls to Poga Rd)

   Whitewater Outfitter - High Mountain Expeditions, Avery County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter

   Doe River, Carter County, 12 miles away
      Class II-III - 4.6 miles long (Crabtree to Blevins Bridge on Bear Gauge Road)

   Watauga River, Watauga County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (North Carolina Route 105 Bridge to US Route 321 Bridge)

   Watauga River, Watauga County, 13 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2 miles long (SR 1557 to North Carolina 105)

   Boone Fork, Watauga County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Julian Price Park to Watauga)


Hotels near Watauga River, North Carolina:

Jackalope's Mountain Lodge, Banner Elk
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4.7 miles away
Banner Haven Bed And Breakfast, Banner Elk
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7.1 miles away
Best Western Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk
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8.1 miles away
Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk
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9.7 miles away
Highland Hills Cabins, Boone
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15.1 miles away
Super 8 Boone NC, Boone
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15.5 miles away
Heavenly Mountain Bed And Breakfast And Health Spa, Boone
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16.6 miles away
Comfort Suites Boone, Boone
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16.9 miles away
InnPlace Hotel Boone, Boone
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17 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boone, Boone
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17 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Boone Near App State, Boone
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17 miles away
Sleep Inn Boone, Boone
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17.1 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.


Campgrounds near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Mountaineer Falls Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Elk Park, 6 miles away

   Grandfather Campground and Cabins, Banner Elk, 7 miles away

   Pappy's Marina and Campground, Butler, 8 miles away

   Apple House Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Elk Park, 9 miles away

   Vanderpool Campgrounds, Vilas, 10 miles away

   Iron Mt Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Shady Valley, 10 miles away

   Vandeventer Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Elizabethton, 11 miles away


Marinas Near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Pioneer Landing Campground, Butler, 3 miles away

   Pappy's Marina and Campground, Butler, 7 miles away

   Lakeshore Marina, Hampton, 14 miles away

   Fish Springs Marina, Hampton, 18 miles away

   Lake View Dock, Bristol, 18 miles away


Trails near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 12 miles away

   Yancey Ridge Trail, Avery , 17 miles away


Public Lands Near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC, 59 miles away

   Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee, 13 miles away

   Sycamore Shoals State Park, Tennessee, 16 miles away

   Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, 24 miles away

   Lake James State Park, North Carolina, 31 miles away

   Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina, 32 miles away


Lakes Near Watauga River, North Carolina:

   Wildcat Lake, Avery , 8 miles away

   Watauga Lake, Carter , 15 miles away

   South Holston Lake, Sullivan , 18 miles away



Current weather conditions at Watauga River, North Carolina
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Local climate location: BRISTOL WSO AP 22 miles away






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