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North Carolina whitewater, Yadkin River

Wilkes county, Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327 section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     15 miles
  This section of Yadkin River in North Carolina is 15 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II section. The wonderful Wilkes County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Yadkin River make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in is not too far from North Wilkesboro, as you can see on the road map further down. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night,
    but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. 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 places.
Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327 section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so pack your camp stove. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.  
Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in North Carolina tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding.

Briefly about the general area:
If you're visiting Yadkin River from Boomer, you won't be the only one, and wonderful hiking is available along the Dogwood Trail. Not enough hours in a day to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer at Yadkin River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's. When the night sets in temperatures plunge down into the 60's. All through the wintertime this place gets highs in the 40's with winter lows in the 20's overnight here at Yadkin River.

Yadkin River, Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327 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 Yadkin River.
 Whitewater Near Yadkin River:
Yadkin River, Wilkes County, 10 miles away
      Class I-II - 15 miles long (Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327)
Reddies River, Wilkes County, 13 miles away
      Class I-II - 10 miles long (Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro)
Mitchell River, Surry County, 20 miles away
      Class I-II - 10.5 miles long (Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 23 miles away
      Class I-II - 23.5 miles long (US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221)
Yadkin River, Yadkin County, 25 miles away
      Class I-II - 35 miles long (US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67)
New River - South Fork, Watauga/ Ashe/ Alleghany County, 28 miles away
      Class I-II - 61 miles long (Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson)
Elk Creek, Grayson County, 29 miles away
      Class I-III - 4.5 miles long (Route 650 to New River)
New River, Alleghany NC/Grayson VA County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 11 miles long (Stuart Dam to US 221/21)
New River, Grayson County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 41 miles long (Stuart Dam to Fries)
Elk Creek, Wilkes County, 29 miles away
      Class I-II - 8.4 miles long (Route 1162 to Route 268 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Yadkin River:
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 52 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 54 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 55 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 80 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Yadkin River:
Wilkes Skyline Marina, Wilkesboro , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Yadkin River:
Red Carpet Inn Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro , 7 miles away
Hampton Inn Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro , 7 miles away
Holiday Inn Express WILKESBORO, Wilkesboro , 8 miles away
Days Inn Wilkesboro, Wilkesboro , 8 miles away
Test Days Inn Wilkesboro Jessica, Wilkesboro , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Yadkin River:
Wilkes County Reservoir Park, Wilkesboro, 7 miles away
W Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, Wilkesboro, 10 miles away
Bandit's Roost, Moravian Falls, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Yadkin River:
Dogwood Trail, Alleghany , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Yadkin River:
Stone Mountain State Park, North Carolina , 15 miles away
New River State Park, North Carolina , 25 miles away
Lake Norman State Park, North Carolina , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Yadkin River:
Rock Creek Country Club, North Wilkesboro , 4 miles away
Sumerset Golf Course, North Wilkesboro , 6 miles away
Oakwoods Country Club, Wilkesboro , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Yadkin River
W Kerr Scott Reservoir, Wilkes , 11 miles away

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