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North Carolina whitewater, Green River

Polk county, Fishtop Access to where river leaves road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     6 miles
 
This section is fun but not very difficult. The river is full of tubers in the summer. Trout fishing is good here so bring a rod, just be sure you know the regulations as they change on different sections and the game wardens are notorious ticket writers. The put in is at ''Fish Top'' access and the take out is at the ''Big Rock'' access parking lot both on Green River Cove Rd. Also from the Big Rock access to the public landing on Lake Adger
    is a good trip, but a little slower. Says Life Is Good

The Fishtop Access to where river leaves road stretch of Green River is 6 miles long and has been rated as a class II section by American Whitewater. The put-in
location is a reasonable drive from Asheville, as you can see on the road map further down. The nature scenery of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The Fishtop Access to where river leaves road section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Whitewater rafting and  
kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. On this section you do get some distance, good for a one day paddling trip. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling rivers. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here.

Briefly about the general area:
A spree to Deep Gap is always fun, and a short journey to Bradley Falls is always worthwhile. There are plenty of folks from Saluda here at Green River.

Green River, Fishtop Access to where river leaves road 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Green River, Henderson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Cove Creek, polk County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Green River, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
Green River, Henderson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 66 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 71 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 75 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 90 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 5 miles away
1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaura, Tryon , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HENDERSONVILLE-FLAT ROCK, Flat Rock , 7 miles away
Days Inn Columbus Tryon, Columbus , 7 miles away
Ramada Hendersonville, Hendersonville , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 5 miles away
Silver Creek Campground and whitewater Outfitters, Mill Spring, 6 miles away
Twin Ponds RV Park, Flat Rock, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 25 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 21 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Tryon Country Club, Tryon , 6 miles away
Kenmure Properties Golf Club, Flat Rock , 7 miles away
Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 9 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 11 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 11 miles away

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