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North Carolina whitewater, Lost Cove Creek

Avery county, Main section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The beautiful scenery of Avery County and the cool fresh water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. The put-in location is a
    reasonable drive from Boone, as you can see on the road map further down. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. A good workout and spending some quality time
in nature have a lot of people coming here. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Lost Cove Creek you
 
can take a hike along the Daniel Boone Scout Trail, and if you're addicted to cool geologic marks try Little Lost Cove Cliffs. If you love the outdoors you'll love it here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Going for a hike along the Yancey Ridge Trail will let you absorb the natural beauty of this area. During your trip to Lost Cove Creek you'll meet some folks from Pineola for sure. Big Lost Cove Cliffs is a great place to explore while in the neighborhood; you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Sugar Mountain since you're here. Lost Cove Creek is a quite wet place ordinarily with a good deal of precipitation.

Lost Cove Creek, Main 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 Lost Cove Creek.
 Whitewater Near Lost Cove Creek:
North Harper Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Wilson Creek Tributary)
Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 5 miles long (Route 1328 Bridge to National Forest sign)
Lost Cove Creek, Avery County, 3 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Main)
Gragg Prong River, Avery County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.6 miles long (Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek)
Wilson Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Upper Wilson)
Upper Creek, Burke County, 5 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 17 miles long (Raven Cliff Gorge to FR 982)
Steels Creek, Burke County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.6 miles long (to Confluence with Upper Creek)
Wilson Creek, Caldwell County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 1.9 miles long (National Forest sign to parking area above Brown MtNorth Beach)
Whitewater Outfitter - High Mountain Expeditions, Avery County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Linville River, Burke County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 16.4 miles long (Linville Falls to Lake James)
 Ski Areas Near Lost Cove Creek:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 7 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 7 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 11 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 15 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Lost Cove Creek:
Mimosa Boat Landing, Morganton , 17 miles away
Pioneer Landing Campground, Butler , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Lost Cove Creek:
BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk , 8 miles away
Banner Elk Winery And Villa, Banner Elk , 9 miles away
Beech Mountain Inns, Banner Elk , 10 miles away
Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk , 11 miles away
Jackalope's Mountain Lodge, Banner Elk , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Lost Cove Creek:
Mortimer, Collettsville, 5 miles away
Down By The River Campground, Newland, 5 miles away
Jim and Jennie's Music Barn and Campground, Crossnore, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Lost Cove Creek:
Yancey Ridge Trail, Avery , 4 miles away
Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Caldwell , 6 miles away
Bald Mountain Trail, McDowell , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Lost Cove Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 56 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
South Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 27 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Lost Cove Creek:
Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland , 4 miles away
Sugar Mountain Golf Club, Sugar Mountain , 7 miles away
Hawksnest Ski Resort, Seven Devils , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Lost Cove Creek
Wildcat Lake, Avery , 9 miles away
Lake James, Burke , 15 miles away

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