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North Carolina whitewater, Green River

Henderson county, Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V     1.2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina are easier than the national norm, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The scenic beauty of Henderson County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. This stretch of Green River is 1.2 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-V section of whitewater. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery
    is wonderful. No need to look hard for hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The campgrounds here at Green River
are pretty good. The starting location is a short drive from Asheville, as you can see on the road map further down. This is a very short section so no need to bring snacks. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling places. The Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure
 
to encounter some wonderful people from Zirconia here. Jones Gap State Park is a magnificent spot to go if you're at Green River. During the long summer days at Green River temperatures are generally in the 80's. Summer nighttime lows fall down to the 60's. All through the winter highs are in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Green River. Green River generally gets a large amount of precipitation. August is the month that gets the most rain while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Green River, Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse 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, 1 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Green River, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
Green River, Henderson County, 6 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Cove Creek, polk County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 51 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 63 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 65 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 68 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 73 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 85 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express HENDERSONVILLE-FLAT ROCK, Flat Rock , 3 miles away
Ramada Hendersonville, Hendersonville , 6 miles away
Hampton Inn Hendersonville, Hendersonville , 6 miles away
Inn On Church, Hendersonville , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Inside Out, Flat Rock, 3 miles away
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 3 miles away
Lakewood Rv Resort, Flat Rock, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 23 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 13 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 16 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock , 3 miles away
Kenmure Properties Golf Club, Flat Rock , 3 miles away
Highland Lake Golf Club, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 3 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 6 miles away
Summit Camp Lake, Transylvania , 15 miles away

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