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North Carolina whitewater, Pigeon River - Big East Fork

Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V+     5 miles
  The Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276 section of Pigeon River - Big East Fork in -blank- County is 5 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. On this section you do get
    some distance, you can easily run it on an afternoon. 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. If you're coming from Brevard it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276 stretch is just one of many. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. The beautiful scenery of -blank- County and the water flowing  
gracefully down Pigeon River - Big East Fork are reasons enough to come here and paddle. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Nearby Big Buckeye Cove is a pleasant place to go if you're at Pigeon River - Big East Fork, and nice hiking is available along the Art Loeb Trail. Just can't get enough of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A spree to Pigeon River - Big East Fork wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Second Falls.

Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pigeon River - Big East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge)
Pigeon River - East Fork, Haywood County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.7 miles long (Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge)
Looking Glass Creek, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Along Highway 278)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 5 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 5 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Along Highway 215)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 6 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork)
French Broad River - North Fork, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 22 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 38 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 42 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 54 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 83 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
The Inn At Brevard, Brevard , 9 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 9 miles away
Hampton Inn Brevard, Brevard , 10 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Canton, Canton , 11 miles away
Quality Inn West Of Asheville, Canton , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Cove Creek Campground, Transylvania County, 3 miles away
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campgrounds, Canton, 4 miles away
Mount Pisgah, Canton, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 4 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 5 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 7 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 24 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 51 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 18 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 19 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork:
Springdale Country Club, Canton , 6 miles away
Connestee Falls Golf Club, Brevard , 9 miles away
Mountain Range Golf Center, Brevard , 9 miles away
 Lakes Near Pigeon River - Big East Fork
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 14 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 14 miles away
Enka Lake, Buncombe , 16 miles away

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