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North Carolina whitewater, Gragg Prong River

Avery county, Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.6 miles
 
You can't raft this creek, it isn't easy by any standard! Says Fred

The put-in location is a short drive from Boone, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. There are no other stretches to paddle along Gragg Prong River
than the Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek stretch. The Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek stretch of Gragg Prong River in Avery County is 1.6 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want  
to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The scenic beauty of North Carolina and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Gragg Prong River you will meet lots of people from nearby Collettsville. Why not take a refreshing hike along the Daniel Boone Scout Trail, and everybody nearby loves skiing at Hawksnest. At this river you will never have a bad time.

Gragg Prong River, Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Gragg Prong River.
 Whitewater Near Gragg Prong River:
Wilson Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Upper Wilson)
Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1328 Bridge to National Forest sign)
North Harper Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Wilson Creek Tributary)
Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.9 miles long (National Forest sign to parking area above Brown MtNorth Beach)
Boone Fork, Watauga County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Julian Price Park to Watauga)
Thunderhole Creek, Caldwell County, 7 miles away
      Class III+ - 3.5 miles long (Globe Road to Upton)
Lost Cove Creek, Avery County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Main)
Whitewater Outfitter - High Mountain Expeditions, Avery County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Watauga River, Watauga County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2 miles long (SR 1557 to North Carolina 105)
Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II(III) - 4 miles long (Below Brown Mountain Beach to Johns River)
 Ski Areas Near Gragg Prong River:
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 7 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 8 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 11 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 11 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 98 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near Gragg Prong River:
Mimosa Boat Landing, Morganton , 17 miles away
Pioneer Landing Campground, Butler , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Gragg Prong River:
BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk , 9 miles away
Ridgeway Inn, Blowing Rock , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BLOWING ROCK SOUTH, Blowing Rock , 9 miles away
Meadowbrook Inn And Suites, Blowing Rock , 9 miles away
Hillwinds Inn, Blowing Rock , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gragg Prong River:
Mortimer, Collettsville, 3 miles away
Blue Ridge Pkwy - Julian Price, Blowing Rock, 6 miles away
Down By The River Campground, Newland, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Gragg Prong River:
Yancey Ridge Trail, Avery , 0 miles away
Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Caldwell , 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gragg Prong River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 60 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 20 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 23 miles away
South Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gragg Prong River:
Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland , 7 miles away
Hawksnest Ski Resort, Seven Devils , 7 miles away
Sugar Mountain Golf Club, Sugar Mountain , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Gragg Prong River
Wildcat Lake, Avery , 10 miles away
Lake James, Burke , 17 miles away
Trout Lake, Watauga , 19 miles away

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