Route 1144 to below Route 1309 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.
CLASS II-III 4.5 miles
This section of Alarka Creek in North Carolina is 4.5 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. There are no other sections to paddle along Alarka Creek than the Route 1144 to below Route 1309 Bridge section. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in
North Carolina are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book
a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The wonderful Swain County scenery and the cool fresh water make the trip here worthwhile. This is a pretty decent length section, good for a one day paddling trip. Whitewater paddling here in the Catskill Mountains is a great experience.