riverfacts.com
US Whitewater > North Carolina > Raven Fork

MORE INFOMAPSTATSSAFETY

      
   
   
   

North Carolina whitewater, Raven Fork

Swain county, Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III+(IV)     8 miles
  The scenic beauty of North Carolina and the water flowing gracefully down Raven Fork attract people from near and far. The Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee stretch of Raven Fork in Swain County is 8 miles long and has been rated as a class II-III+(IV) section by American Whitewater. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be easier to run than those in other states, so better not forget that
    quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. There are plenty of hotels here if you want to spend a night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping
in your car. Whitewater paddling here in the Great Smoky Mountains is a great experience. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, it's good length for a morning trip. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee stretch is one of them. No matter  
if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The starting point is not too far from Newport, as you can see on the road map further down.

Briefly about the general area:
Going for a hike on the Palmer Creek Trail is always a great adventure; the beauty of mother nature reveals herself at Mingo Falls. Having a nice time in the Great Smoky Mountains is simple. You'll meet a lot of people from Whittier here, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Cataloochee if you're here. This is a great river. Go for a hike on the Caldwell Fork Trail.

Raven Fork, Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

Map
map
Detailed Map


Stats
map
Stats for this river stretch


Weather
weather
Local weather forecast


OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Raven Fork.
 Whitewater Near Raven Fork:
Whitewater Outfitter - Smokey Mountain Tubing, Swain County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Raven Fork, Swain County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+(IV) - 8 miles long (Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee)
Oconaluftee River, Swain County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III - 11.5 miles long (Smokemont Campground to Birdtown)
Raven Fork, Swain County, 4 miles away
      Class V+ - 4 miles long (Gorges to Confluence with Straight Fork)
Whitewater Outfitter - Smokey Mountain Tubing, Swain County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Straight Fork, Swain County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 4.6 miles long (Round Bottom to Raven Fork)
Oconaluftee River, Swain County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4 miles long (Quiet Walkway to Smokemont)
Whitewater Outfitter - Blue Ridge Outing, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tuckasegee River, Jackson/Swain County, 8 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Whittier to Bryson City)
Whitewater Outfitter - Carolina Mountains Outdoor, Jackson County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Raven Fork:
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 13 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 22 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 32 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Hotels Near Raven Fork:
Great Smokies Inn Cherokee, Cherokee , 3 miles away
Cherokee Lodge, Cherokee , 3 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Cherokee Smoky Mountains, Cherokee , 3 miles away
Comfort Suites Cherokee, Cherokee , 4 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cherokee, Cherokee , 4 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Raven Fork:
River Valley RV Park and Campground, Cherokee, 1 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Tow String Horse Camp, Whittier, 2 miles away
Cherokee/Great Smokies KOA, Cherokee, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Raven Fork:
Palmer Creek Trail, Haywood , 12 miles away
Caldwell Fork Trail, Haywood , 12 miles away
Messer Trail, Cocke , 13 miles away
Lower Whiterock Trail, Cocke , 14 miles away
Baxter Creek Trail, Haywood , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Raven Fork:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 19 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 49 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 27 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 36 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Raven Fork:
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier , 8 miles away
Golf Scapes, Whittier , 9 miles away
Smoky Mountain Golf Course, Whittier , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Raven Fork
Waterville Lake, Haywood , 18 miles away

Copyright © Stratus-Pikpuk, Inc.
Some content, including Reach Name, Class, Coordinates, and Length, comes from American Whitewater with permission.