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North Carolina whitewater, Toxaway River

Transylvania county, Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     3.69 miles
  The put-in is not too far from Brevard, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The scenic beauty of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water have people coming here. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. This stretch of Toxaway River in North Carolina is 3.69 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater
    as a class V+ section. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Highway
64 to Lake Jocassee stretch is just one of many. This is a pretty short section so better bring some good walking shoes. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good spots for that around here. When you're paddling down a Blue Ridge Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often  
    more forgiving than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
  Keowee-Toxaway State Park is a splendid place to take a look at on a gorgeous day, and the Art Loeb Trail offers hiking at its best. So many cool things to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, too great to be true. A tour to Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests when you're here at Toxaway River is never a bad idea; why not take a refreshing hike along the Foothills Trail.

Toxaway River, Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee 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 Toxaway River.
 Whitewater Near Toxaway River:
Toxaway River, TransylvaniaCounty, 2 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.69 miles long (Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee)
Toxaway Creek, TransylvaniaCounty, 3 miles away
      Class II-V+ - 3.6 miles long (Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee)
French Broad River - West Fork, TransylvaniaCounty, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3.4 miles long (SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge)
Horsepasture River, TransylvaniaCounty, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 4.2 miles long (US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee)
Toxaway River - Upper, TransylvaniaCounty, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Above Lake Toxaway)
Thompson River, TransylvaniaCounty, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 5.2 miles long (North Route 281 to Lake Jocassee)
French Broad River - North Fork, TransylvaniaCounty, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV+(V) - 7.2 miles long (Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge)
Eastatoe Creek, PickensCounty, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.52 miles long (US 178 to Smith Creek above Lake Keowee)
Eastatoe Creek - Lower Gorge, PickensCounty, 8 miles away
      Class II-III(V) - 2 miles long (Mill Creek to Dug Mountain Access)
Tuckasegee River, JacksonCounty, 8 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Above Tanasee Creek Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Toxaway River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 28 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 29 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 32 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 56 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 56 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 93 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 94 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 95 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
 Hotels Near Toxaway River:
Hampton Inn - Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley, Sapphire , 10 miles away
Wyndham VR Fairfield Sapphire, Sapphire , 10 miles away
Rodeway Inn Brevard, Brevard , 15 miles away
Highlands Inn Lodge, Highlands , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites BREVARD, Brevard , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Toxaway River:
Riverbend RV Park, Lake Toxaway, 3 miles away
Camp Winding Gap, Lake Toxaway, 3 miles away
Panther Ridge RV Park and Community, Lake Toxaway, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Toxaway River:
Art Loeb Trail, Transylvania , 11 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 11 miles away
Foothills Trail, Oconee , 11 miles away
Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail, Jackson , 15 miles away
Winding Stairs Trail, Oconee , 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Toxaway River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 37 miles away
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 54 miles away
Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests, South Carolina , 8 miles away
Keowee-Toxaway State Park, South Carolina , 10 miles away
Table Rock State Park, South Carolina , 14 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Toxaway River:
Lake Toxaway Company Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 3 miles away
Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway , 4 miles away
Burlingame Country Club, Sapphire , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Toxaway River
Lake Toxaway, Transylvania , 2 miles away
Lake Jocasse, Oconee , 8 miles away
Lake Jocassee, Oconee , 8 miles away

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