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North Carolina whitewater, Pigeon River - East Fork

Haywood county, Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     8.7 miles
  This section of Pigeon River - East Fork in Haywood County is 8.7 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina are easier than the national norm, so keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less demanding. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.
    Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The put-in is not too far from Brevard, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the
page. This stretch has has enough mileage, suitable for an afternoon trip. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of Haywood County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. 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.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous place to go to in close proximity to Pigeon River - East Fork is Burnett Cove, and do take a hike on the Buck Spring Trail. Now, you may feel that's a heap but there's even more entertaining things to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. People from Canton love to come to Pigeon River - East Fork; you can have a great hiking adventure along the Thompson Ridge Trail. A river like this is too good to miss. The high level of rainfall makes Pigeon River - East Fork a quite wet spot.

Pigeon River - East Fork, Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge 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 Pigeon River - East Fork.
 Whitewater Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Pigeon River - East Fork, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.7 miles long (Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge)
Pigeon River, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 26.7 miles long (Confluence of East-West Fork to New Hepco Bidge)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
Looking Glass Creek, Transylvania County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Along Highway 278)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Along Highway 215)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class I-II - 5 miles long (FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats)
 Ski Areas Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 18 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 38 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 44 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 51 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 79 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 81 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Americas Best Value Inn Canton, Canton , 6 miles away
Quality Inn West Of Asheville, Canton , 7 miles away
Mountain Springs Cabins, Candler , 9 miles away
Days Inn Asheville West, Candler , 9 miles away
Grandview Lodge, Waynesville , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Earthbound Lodging, Canton, 1 miles away
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campgrounds, Canton, 3 miles away
Riverhouse Acres, Canton, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 8 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 8 miles away
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 9 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 22 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 48 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 24 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 25 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pigeon River - East Fork:
Springdale Country Club, Canton , 3 miles away
Junaluska Driving Range, Waynesville , 10 miles away
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Pigeon River - East Fork
Enka Lake, Buncombe , 14 miles away
Lake Powhatan, Buncombe , 16 miles away
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 16 miles away

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