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North Carolina whitewater, Reddies River

Wilkes county, Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     10 miles
 
Is there a kayak or canoe place, that would pick us up and bring back to our cars, and can I bring my own kayaks? Says Kelly

This stretch of Reddies River in North Carolina is 10 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many of the sections
    in this state are safe for beginners. Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either
way this area has a large number of paddling rivers. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The put-in location is a short drive from North Wilkesboro, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. There's camping available near Reddies  
River. Lodging is available near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. The wonderful Wilkes County scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
The nice folks of Wilkesboro like to hang out nearby. Reddies River is a pretty wet place ordinarily with a large amount of rain. May is when you get the most rain here; the driest of the months is December. Throughout the warm days of summer at Reddies River highs are generally in the 70's.

Reddies River, Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro 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 Reddies River.
 Whitewater Near Reddies River:
Yadkin River, Wilkes County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327)
Reddies River, Wilkes County, 4 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro)
Elk Creek, Wilkes County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.4 miles long (Route 1162 to Route 268 Bridge)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.5 miles long (US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221)
New River - South Fork, Watauga/ Ashe/ Alleghany County, 22 miles away
      Class I-II - 61 miles long (Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson)
Yadkin River, Caldwell/Wilkes County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 19.9 miles long (Route 268 Bridge to Route 1137)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Stuart Dam to US 221/21)
New River, Grayson County, 24 miles away
      Class I-II - 41 miles long (Stuart Dam to Fries)
Mitchell River, Surry County, 27 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
Elk Creek, Grayson County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 650 to New River)
 Ski Areas Near Reddies River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 31 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 43 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 45 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 46 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 79 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 91 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Reddies River:
Wilkes Skyline Marina, Wilkesboro , 4 miles away
 Hotels Near Reddies River:
Days Inn Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
Test Days Inn Wilkesboro Jessica, Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
Test Days Inn Wilkesboro Anis Taleb, Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
Test Days Inn Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
Test Days Inn Wilkesboro Lori, Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Reddies River:
Wilkes County Reservoir Park, Wilkesboro, 4 miles away
W Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, Wilkesboro, 4 miles away
Bandit's Roost, Moravian Falls, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Reddies River:
Dogwood Trail, Alleghany , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Reddies River:
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
New River State Park, North Carolina , 17 miles away
Mount Jefferson State Park, North Carolina , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Reddies River:
Sumerset Golf Course, North Wilkesboro , 3 miles away
Oakwoods Country Club, Wilkesboro , 6 miles away
Rock Creek Country Club, North Wilkesboro , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Reddies River
W Kerr Scott Reservoir, Wilkes , 4 miles away

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