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North Carolina whitewater, Toe River - South

Avery Mitchell Yancey county, Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     22.5 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. The Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131 stretch of Toe River - South in Avery/ Mitchell/ Yancey County is 22.5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The put-in location is a short drive
    from Johnson City, as you can see on the road map further down. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if
you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131 section is one of them. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The natural beauty of North Carolina and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. The Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is wonderful.  
Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Great exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Go for a hike on the Bald Mountain Trail; if you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Micaville. You truly have to like the Blue Ridge Mountains. A trip to Toe River - South wouldn’t be complete without a journey to close by Mount Mitchell State Park. Toe River - South gets a great deal of water. The month with most of the rain is July, and October is the month with the least moisture.

Toe River - South, Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131 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 Toe River - South.
 Whitewater Near Toe River - South:
Toe River - South, Avery/ Mitchell/ Yancey County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 22.5 miles long (Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131)
Curtis Creek, McDowell County, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 7 miles long (Close to Old Fort)
Catawba River, McDowell/Burke County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge)
Catawba River - North Fork, McDowell County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 5.6 miles long (Route 1559 to Route 1552 Bridge)
North Toe River, Avery County, 16 miles away
      Class II - 10 miles long (Plumtree to Bush Rd/Rt. 19E)
Nolichucky River, Mitchell/ Unicoi County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8.1 miles long (Rt 197 Poplar to 19/23 Close to Erwin)
Nolichucky River, Unicoi County, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV - 8 miles long (Poplar North to Nolichucky Gorge Campground)
Catawba River - North Fork, Burke County, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.5 miles long (Linville)
Linville River, Burke County, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 16.4 miles long (Linville Falls to Lake James)
Swannanoa River, Buncombe County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.6 miles long (Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea)
 Ski Areas Near Toe River - South:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 22 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 28 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 29 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 41 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 64 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 90 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 94 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 94 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Toe River - South:
Skyline Village Inn And Cavern Tavern, Spruce Pine , 9 miles away
Springmaid Mountain, Spruce Pine , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn Marion, Marion , 14 miles away
Super 8 Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 15 miles away
Quality Inn Black Mountain, Black Mountain , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toe River - South:
Toe River Campground, Micaville, 1 miles away
Patience Park - Toe River Camp Ground, Micaville, 2 miles away
Carolina Hemlocks, Micaville, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Toe River - South:
Bald Mountain Trail, McDowell , 13 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Mitchell , 17 miles away
Red Fork Falls Trail, Unicoi , 17 miles away
Ravens Lore Trail, Unicoi , 17 miles away
Unaka Mountain Scenic Trail, Unicoi , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Toe River - South:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 29 miles away
Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina , 7 miles away
Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee , 19 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 21 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Toe River - South:
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville , 5 miles away
Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club, Spruce Pine , 8 miles away
Grassy Creek Golf Course, Spruce Pine , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Toe River - South
Lake Tomahawk, Buncombe , 16 miles away

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