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North Carolina whitewater, Pigeon River - West Fork

Haywood county, Along Highway 215 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     4 miles
  This section of Pigeon River - West Fork is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V(V+) section of whitewater. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The wonderful North Carolina scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream
    beats anything. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here
you'll find a large number of good spots. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. The starting location is a short drive from Brevard, as you can see on the road map further down. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. This stretch is mid length,  
it's perfect for a one day trip. The river winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and you get great scenery.

Briefly about the general area:
Near Pigeon River - West Fork you locate Wash Hollow which is a glorious site to go to, and on a perfect day you can take a hike along the Buck Spring Trail. Whohoo, so much amusing stuff in one place! The Blue Ridge Mountains is great! There are plenty of folks from Balsam Grove here at Pigeon River - West Fork. While you're here at Pigeon River - West Fork you can take a hike along the Art Loeb Trail. All the water falling down from the sky makes Pigeon River - West Fork a wet place.

Pigeon River - West Fork, Along Highway 215 road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Pigeon River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 4 miles long (Along Highway 215)
Pigeon River - West Fork, Haywood County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 6.3 miles long (Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork)
Courthouse Creek, Transylvania County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V+ - 3 miles long (Trailhead to National Forest French Broad)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5 miles long (Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276)
Pigeon River - Big East Fork, Haywood County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 2.7 miles long (3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge)
Pigeon River, Haywood County, 7 miles away
      Class I-III - 26.7 miles long (Confluence of East-West Fork to New Hepco Bidge)
Pigeon River - East Fork, Haywood County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 8.7 miles long (Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge)
Davidson River, Transylvania County, 8 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3.5 miles long (Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek)
Looking Glass Creek, Transylvania County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 5 miles long (Along Highway 278)
French Broad River - North Fork, Transylvania County, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 17 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 33 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 37 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 48 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 85 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 86 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 88 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 98 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
 Hotels Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort And Spa, Waynesville , 8 miles away
Grandview Lodge, Waynesville , 9 miles away
Oak Hill On Love Lane, Waynesville , 9 miles away
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn, Waynesville , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN Smoky Mountain Inn, Waynesville , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Sunburst, Hazelwood, 2 miles away
Courthouse Falls, Balsam Grove, 6 miles away
Riverhouse Acres, Canton, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 6 miles away
Buck Spring Trail, Transylvania , 11 miles away
Thompson Ridge Trail, Transylvania , 12 miles away
Black Mountain Trail, Transylvania , 13 miles away
Pilot Rock Trail, Transylvania , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 28 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 45 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 22 miles away
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Pigeon River - West Fork:
Waynesville Country Club Inn & Starter, Waynesville , 8 miles away
Springdale Country Club, Canton , 9 miles away
Lake Junaluska Golf Course, Waynesville , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Pigeon River - West Fork
Wolf Creek Lake, Jackson , 9 miles away
Bear Creek Lake, Jackson , 12 miles away
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 13 miles away

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