North Carolina whitewater, Lewis Fork - South Prong
Route 1156 Bridge to Route 1307 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.
CLASS I-II 3.5 miles
The natural beauty of Wilkes County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are quite easy. This is the only paddling stretch along Lewis Fork - South Prong. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.
The Route 1156 Bridge to Route 1307 section of Lewis Fork - South Prong in North Carolina is 3.5 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to
drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This is a short paddling stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great.