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North Carolina whitewater, Green River

Polk county, North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     17.2 miles
  If you're coming from Forest City it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This stretch of Green River in Polk County is 17.2 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling
    places. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so don't forget that rivers in this state are less demanding. There are so many sections to paddle
in this river system, the North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005 section is just one of many. The beautiful scenery of Polk County and the cool fresh water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. The river winds through the Blue  
Ridge Mountains and you get great scenery. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your sleeping bag.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Mill Spring here. Green River is a wet site that gets a lot of precipitation. The month with most of the rain is March, and the driest month of the year is January. All through the summer at Green River highs are commonly in the 80's, and all through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's.

Green River, North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005 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, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class I-II - 17.2 miles long (North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 7.4 miles long (Lake Lure Dam to Route 1181)
Broad River, Rutherford County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 16.8 miles long (Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004)
Cove Creek, polk County, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Rutherford County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.5 miles long (Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock)
Green River, Henderson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Rocky Broad River, Henderson/Buncombe County, 12 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.6 miles long (Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 13 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 42 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 50 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 52 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 85 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 98 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
Days Inn Columbus Tryon, Columbus , 6 miles away
1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaura, Tryon , 9 miles away
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 14 miles away
The Firehouse Inn, Rutherfordton , 15 miles away
The Red Horse Inn, Landrum , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Silver Creek Campground and whitewater Outfitters, Mill Spring, 4 miles away
Hitching Post Campground, Mill Spring, 5 miles away
River Creek Campground, Rutherfordton, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 31 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 27 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Brights Creek Golf Club, Columbus , 5 miles away
Meadowbrook Golf Club, Columbus , 5 miles away
Apple Valley Golf Course, Lake Lure , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 6 miles away
Bald Mountain Lake, Rutherford , 7 miles away
Lake Bowen, Spartanburg , 17 miles away

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