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Whitewater Paddling Rivers in North Carolina

1. Alarka Creek
      Route 1144 to below Route 1309 Bridge
      Class II-III, 4.5 miles
2. Ararat River
      Route 1772 to Route 2080
      Class I-II, 21.5 miles
3. Bear Creek
      May's Chapel Road to confluence with Rocky River
      Class I-II, 1 miles
4. Big Creek
      Walnut Bottom to NPS Campground
      Class V, 5.4 miles
5. Big Creek
      NPS Campground to Confluence with Big Pigeon
      Class IV, 2 miles
6. Big Creek
      Forrest Road to Lynchburg Road
      Class II-III(IV), 3.5 miles
7. Big Hungry Creek
      Big Hungry Road to Green
      Class III-IV, 1.3 miles
8. Big Laurel Creek
      Hurricane to Hot Springs
      Class III-IV, 7 miles
9. Boone Fork
      Julian Price Park to Watauga
      Class III-IV(V+), 4.5 miles
10. Broad River
      Lake Lure Dam to Route 1181
      Class I-II, 7.4 miles
11. Broad River
      Route 1181 to North Carolina Route 1004
      Class I-II, 16.8 miles
12. Broad River
      US Route 221 South Bridge to South Carolina Route 10 Bridge
      Class I-II, 20.2 miles
13. Brush Creek
      to French Broad River
      Class IV-V, 5 miles
14. Buck Creek
      Lake Tahoma Dam to US Route 70
      Class I-II, 3.2 miles
15. Buckhorn Creek
      Highway 42 to Buckhorn Dam Road
      Class I(II), 3 miles
16. Buffalo Creek
      Route 1503 Bridge to North Route 268 Bridge
      Class II-III, 6 miles
17. Cape Fear
      Avents Ferry to Erwin
      Class I-III, 24 miles
18. Cartoogechaye River
      Mount Hope Church to Louisa Chapel Road
      Class II(III), 2.75 miles
19. Cataloochee Creek
      Catalooche Campground to Waterville Lake
      Class II-III(IV), 6 miles
20. Catawba River
      Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge
      Class I-II, 12 miles
21. Catawba River
      Route 1223 Bridge Route 1147 Bridge
      Class I-II, 8.5 miles
22. Catawba River - Henry Fork
      Rich Mtn Road to Warlick Chapel Road
      Class I-III, 18 miles
23. Catawba River - North Fork
      Route 1559 to Route 1552 Bridge
      Class II-III, 5.6 miles
24. Catawba River - North Fork
      Linville
      Class IV-V+, 2.5 miles
25. Catawba River - South Fork
      High Shoals
      Class -blank-, 0.2 miles
26. Catawba River - South Fork
      McAdenville
      Class -blank-, 0.2 miles
27. Chattooga River
      Bullpen Bridge to Burrell's Ford
      Class III-IV, 5 miles
28. Chattooga River
      North Carolina 1107 to Bull Pen Bridge
      Class V, 6 miles
29. Cheoah River
      Grocery Store to Calderwood Lake Boat Launch
      Class IV-V, 7.1 miles
30. Clear Creek
      Off Highway 28 Into Overflow Creek
      Class III+(V+), 2 miles
31. Cold Springs Creek
      to Harmen Den
      Class IV, 2.5 miles
32. Courthouse Creek
      Trailhead to National Forest French Broad
      Class III-V+, 3 miles
33. Cove Creek
      to Green River
      Class IV-V(V+), 3 miles
34. Cullasaja River
      Ravenel Lake to Mirror Lake
      Class I-III+(V+), 5 miles
35. Cullasaja River
      Lake Sequoyah to below Cosmic Crunch
      Class IV-V+, 4.75 miles
36. Cullasaja River
      Below Cosmic Crunch to Above Cullasaja Falls
      Class IV(V+), 2.5 miles
37. Cullasaja River
      Base of Cullasaja Falls to Peeks Creek Bridge
      Class IV-V(V+), 2 miles
38. Cullasaja River
      Peeks Creek Road to Peaceful Cove Road
      Class II(III), 2 miles
39. Cullasaja River
      Peaceful Cove Road to Fulton Road
      Class I-II, 3.5 miles
40. Curtis Creek
      Close to Old Fort
      Class IV+, 7 miles
41. Dan River
      Schoolfield dam to Route 773
      Class I-III, 8 miles
42. Dan River
      Route 773 to Route 1432
      Class I-III, 12.5 miles
43. Dan River
      Route 1432 to Route 89
      Class I-III, 15.5 miles
44. Dan River
      Route 89 to Route 1652
      Class I-III, 10.4 miles
45. Dan River
      Route 1652 to North Carolina Route 772
      Class I-II, 17.8 miles
46. Dan River
      Route 2145 Bridge to Route 2309
      Class I-II, 11.5 miles
47. Davidson River
      Forest Service Road 475-A to Looking Glass Creek
      Class III+(IV), 3.5 miles
48. Davidson River
      FS Road 475 to Sycamore Flats
      Class I-II, 5 miles
49. Deep River
      Route 2128 to Route 2221
      Class I-II, 6 miles
50. Deep River
      Route 2221 to Route 2615
      Class I-II, 5.4 miles
51. Deep River
      North Carolina Route 42 to Route 1456
      Class I-II, 12.7 miles
52. Deep River
      Route 1456 to North Carolina Route 22
      Class I-II, 6.5 miles
53. Deep River
      North Carolina Route 22 to Route 1006
      Class I-II, 9.5 miles
54. Deep River
      US Route 15/501 Bridge to US Route 1 Bridge
      Class I-II, 7 miles
55. Deep Creek
      Bryson City
      Class II, 3 miles
56. Elk River
      Route 1326 to Route 1305
      Class IV-V, 8.4 miles
57. Elk River
      Route 130 to bridge above Sone Mtn Church Tennessee
      Class IV-V(V+), 4.8 miles
58. Elk Creek
      Route 1162 to Route 268 Bridge
      Class I-II, 8.4 miles
59. Eno River
      Lawrence Road to Dam above Pleasant Green
      Class I-III, 6.2 miles
60. Eno River
      Route 1567 below Duke Dam to US Route 501
      Class I-III, 8.5 miles
61. Fires Creek
      Mule Flats to Arch Bridge
      Class -blank-, 5 miles
62. Fires Creek
      Two miles above Horse Park to Leatherwood Falls
      Class II-III+, 8 miles
63. First Broad
      Route 1726 Bridge to Route 1529 Bridge
      Class I-III, 15 miles
64. Fisher River
      US Route 601 Bridge to Rockford
      Class I-II, 20 miles
65. Flat River
      Route 161 to Lake Michie
      Class I-III, 4 miles
66. Flat River
      US Route 501 to Route 1614
      Class I-III, 10 miles
67. French Broad River
      North Carolina Route 251 to Route 1634
      Class I-III, 6.5 miles
68. French Broad River
      Barnard to Hot Springs
      Class III-IV, 8.1 miles
69. French Broad River - East Fork
      East Fork Road at Laurel Branch to French Broad River
      Class II-IV, 5.5 miles
70. French Broad River - North Fork
      Route 1326 Bridge to US Route 64 Bridge
      Class III-IV+(V), 7.2 miles
71. French Broad River - West Fork
      SR 1309 Bridge to US 64 Bridge
      Class IV-V, 3.4 miles
72. Gragg Prong River
      Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek
      Class IV-V, 1.6 miles
73. Green River
      Fishtop Access to where river leaves road
      Class II, 6 miles
74. Green River
      Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road
      Class IV-V+, 2.9 miles
75. Green River
      North Carolina Route 9 below Lake Adger Dam to North Carolina Route 1005
      Class I-II, 17.2 miles
76. Green River
      Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse
      Class III-V, 1.2 miles
77. Green River
      Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek
      Class II-III+, 3.7 miles
78. Haw River
      Route 1545 to US Route 15-501
      Class I-II(III), 7.5 miles
79. Haw River
      Bynum to Highway 64
      Class I-III, 4 miles
80. Haw River
      Highway 64 to Jordan Reservoir
      Class II-III, 1 miles
81. Hiawassee River
      Hayesville to US Route 64
      Class I-II, 18.3 miles
82. Horsepasture River
      US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee
      Class V+, 4.2 miles
83. Hungry River
      Big Hungry Road to Green River
      Class IV, 1.3 miles
84. Hurricane Creek
      SR 1336 to Pigeon River
      Class -blank-, 4.3 miles
85. Johns River
      Johns River Camp Bridge to 2nd low water bridge after North Carolina 90
      Class I-II, 4.5 miles
86. Johns River
      Route 1328 to Route 1438
      Class I-II, 6.5 miles
87. Johns River
      Route 1337 to Route 1328
      Class I-II, 6 miles
88. Jonathans Creek
      Route 1384 to Route 1338
      Class II-III, 8.8 miles
89. Lewis Fork - North Prong
      Route 1304 Bridge to Route 1307
      Class II-III, 4.2 miles
90. Lewis Fork - South Prong
      Route 1156 Bridge to Route 1307
      Class I-II, 3.5 miles
91. Linville River
      Linville Falls to Lake James
      Class IV-V+, 16.4 miles
92. Little River
      Morrison Bridge to Ft.Bragg
      Class I, 8 miles
93. Little River
      Johnson U. to US Route 501
      Class I-IV, 1.5 miles
94. Little River
      Base of Triple Falls to Hooker Falls
      Class III-IV, 1 miles
95. Little River
      Triple Falls
      Class V+, 0.75 miles
96. Little Fishing Creek
      North Carolina Route 96 Bridge to Route 1622
      Class I-II, 7 miles
97. Little Tennessee River
      North Carolina Route 28 to US Route 19
      Class I-III, 23 miles
98. Looking Glass Creek
      Along Highway 278
      Class III-IV(V+), 5 miles
99. Lost Cove Creek
      Main
      Class -blank-, 8 miles
100. Mayo River - North Fork
      Virginia Route 629 to North Carolina Route 1359
      Class II-III, 3.1 miles
101. Mayo River - South Fork
      Route 695 Bridge to Route 1359
      Class I-IV, 5 miles
102. Middle Creek
      North Carolina 106
      Class III-IV(V+), 0.3 miles
103. Mitchell River
      Route 1315 Bridge to Route 268 Bridge
      Class I-II, 10.5 miles
104. Nantahala River
      Kimsey Creek to US 64
      Class II(III), 4 miles
105. Nantahala River
      FS Road 327 to 1310 Bridge
      Class IV-V, 0.7 miles
106. Nantahala River
      Route 1310 Bridge to Highway 19
      Class III, 3.2 miles
107. Nantahala River
      Power Plant to Wesser
      Class II+(III), 8 miles
108. Nantahala River
      Highway 64 to Nantahala Lake
      Class I-II+(III), 12.74 miles
109. Neuse River
      Falls Dam
      Class I-III+, 0.25 miles
110. Neuse River
      Route 2000 Bridge to US 401
      Class I-II, 7.7 miles
111. New River
      Stuart Dam to US 221/21
      Class I-II, 11 miles
112. New River
      US Route 221/21 to US Route 58/221
      Class I-II, 23.5 miles
113. New Hope Creek
      Turkey Farm Road to Erwin Road
      Class II-III, 5 miles
114. New River - South Fork
      Route 1347 to Mouth of Wilson
      Class I-II, 61 miles
115. Noland Creek
      Lakeview Road to Fontana Lake
      Class -blank-, 1 miles
116. Nolichucky River
      Rt 197 Poplar to 19/23 Close to Erwin
      Class III-IV, 8.1 miles
117. North Harper Creek
      Wilson Creek Tributary
      Class IV-V(V+), 9 miles
118. North Pacolet River
      Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon
      Class IV-V, 4 miles
119. North Toe River
      Plumtree to Bush Rd/Rt. 19E
      Class II, 10 miles
120. Norton Creek
      Above Thorpe Lake
      Class IV-V(V+), 2.5 miles
121. Oconaluftee River
      Quiet Walkway to Smokemont
      Class III, 4 miles
122. Oconaluftee River
      Smokemont Campground to Birdtown
      Class II-III, 11.5 miles
123. Pigeon River
      Confluence of East-West Fork to New Hepco Bidge
      Class I-III, 26.7 miles
124. Pigeon River
      Harmon Den to Big Creek
      Class IV-V, 7.2 miles
125. Pigeon River
      Big Creek to Hartford
      Class III+, 4.66 miles
126. Pigeon River - Big East Fork
      Blue Ridge Parkway to Highway 276
      Class IV-V+, 5 miles
127. Pigeon River - Big East Fork
      3800 foot countour line to US Route 276 Bridge
      Class III-V, 2.7 miles
128. Pigeon River - East Fork
      Route 1887 Bridge to North Carolina Route 110 Bridge
      Class II-III, 8.7 miles
129. Pigeon River - West Fork
      Along Highway 215
      Class IV-V(V+), 4 miles
130. Pigeon River - West Fork
      Route 215/1129 Junction to confluence with East Fork
      Class II-III, 6.3 miles
131. Raven Fork
      Job Corps Bridge to Confluence with Oconalufftee
      Class II-III+(IV), 8 miles
132. Raven Fork
      Gorges to Confluence with Straight Fork
      Class V+, 4 miles
133. Reddies River
      Route 1546 to North Wilkesboro
      Class I-II, 10 miles
134. Reedy Fork Creek
      Route 2732 to North Carolina Route 61 Bridge
      Class I-II, 10.1 miles
135. Roanoke River
      North Carolina Route 48 to 1/2 mile downstream of US 301
      Class I-III, 5.6 miles
136. Rocky River
      Route 2170 to North Carolina Route 902
      Class I-III, 7 miles
137. Rocky River
      Route 1440 Bridge to US Route 52 Bridge
      Class I-II, 25 miles
138. Rocky Broad River
      Bridge at Flat Creek Road to Bridge at US Route 64
      Class IV-V, 3.6 miles
139. Rocky Broad River
      Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock
      Class IV-V, 3.5 miles
140. Santeetlah River
      FR 81c Bridge to Forest Service Gate
      Class V, 3.4 miles
141. Santeetlah River
      Gate to FS Road 81 Bridge
      Class III+, 5 miles
142. Santeetlah River
      Forest Service road 81 to Santeetlah Lake
      Class II-IV, 5 miles
143. Scotts Creek
      Willets-Ochre Hill to Addie
      Class III-IV(V), 2 miles
144. Slickrock Creek
      Big Fat Gap to Lake Cheoh
      Class III-V, 6.5 miles
145. Snow Creek
      Route 1674 Bridge to Route 1695 Bridge
      Class I-II, 4.9 miles
146. Snowbird Creek
      Hooper Bald to Junction
      Class III-IV+, 8 miles
147. Snowbird Creek
      Junction to First Bridge Downstream
      Class III-IV, 12 miles
148. Soco Creek
      US 19/Soco Creek Road to US Route 441 Bridge
      Class II-IV, 8.5 miles
149. South Yadkin River
      Route 1143 to US Route 6O1
      Class I-II, 11.7 miles
150. South Yadkin River
      Route 1461 to Route 1456
      Class I-II, 5 miles
151. Spring Creek
      Route 1171 to Hot Springs
      Class III-IV(V), 7 miles
152. Steels Creek
      to Confluence with Upper Creek
      Class II-III, 6.6 miles
153. Stone's Creek
      Pleasant Green Dam to Eno River
      Class IV+, 0.08 miles
154. Stony Fork Creek
      Route 1155 to Route 1137
      Class I-II, 6 miles
155. Straight Fork
      Round Bottom to Raven Fork
      Class III-IV, 4.6 miles
156. Swannanoa River
      Main Bridge In Swannanoa to Azalea
      Class I-II, 8.6 miles
157. Tannassee Creek
      Pisgah
      Class III-IV(V+), -blank- miles
158. Tar River
      Downtown Rocky Mount
      Class I(IV), 1 miles
159. Tar River
      North Carolina Route 96 to Route 1203
      Class I-III, 6.3 miles
160. Thompson River
      North Route 281 to Lake Jocassee
      Class IV-V+, 5.2 miles
161. Thunderhole Creek
      Globe Road to Upton
      Class III+, 3.5 miles
162. Toe River
      Route 1123 to Route 1321
      Class I-II, 56.8 miles
163. Toe River - North
      Route 1164 Bridge to Dam at Plumtree
      Class II-III, 8.5 miles
164. Toe River - South
      Carolina Hemlocks Camp to Route 1131
      Class I-II, 22.5 miles
165. Toxaway Creek
      Frozen Creek Road Bridge to Lake Jocassee
      Class II-V+, 3.6 miles
166. Toxaway River
      Highway 64 to Lake Jocassee
      Class V+, 3.69 miles
167. Toxaway River - Upper
      Above Lake Toxaway
      Class IV-V+, 2 miles
168. Tuckasegee River
      Above Tanasee Creek Reservoir
      Class III-V, 4.5 miles
169. Tuckasegee River
      Cedar Cliff Reservior to Cullowhee
      Class I-II(III), 9.4 miles
170. Tuckasegee River
      Dillsboro to Route 1392
      Class II(III), 5 miles
171. Tuckasegee River
      Whittier to Bryson City
      Class I-III, 8 miles
172. Tuckasegee River - East Fork
      Bonas Defeat Gorge
      Class V+, 1.5 miles
173. Tuckasegee River - West Fork
      Thorpe Dam to Tuckasegee River
      Class III-IV+(V), 9.5 miles
174. Tusquitee Creek
      Route 1330 to Route 1300
      Class I-II, 5.2 miles
175. Upper Creek
      Raven Cliff Gorge to FR 982
      Class III+(IV), 17 miles
176. Upper Little River
      Route 2016 to North Carolina Route 217
      Class I-II, 8 miles
177. Uwharrie River
      Route 1143 Bridge to Route 1301 Bridge
      Class I-II, 7.8 miles
178. Uwharrie River
      Route 1301 to Morrow Mountain State Park
      Class I-II, 17.2 miles
179. Walnut Creek
      US 25/70 to Barnard
      Class III-IV(V), 4 miles
180. Watauga River
      SR 1557 to North Carolina 105
      Class II-IV, 2 miles
181. Watauga River
      North Carolina Route 105 Bridge to US Route 321 Bridge
      Class I-II, 12 miles
182. Watauga River
      US Route 321 Bridge to Route 1200
      Class II-III, 4 miles
183. Watauga River
      Guys Ford Bridge to Watauga Lake
      Class IV-V, 4.9 miles
184. Whiteoak Creek
      Above Nantahala Cascades
      Class IV-V+, 2 miles
185. Whitewater River
      Bullpen Road to Highway 281
      Class IV-V+, 4 miles
186. Wilson Creek
      Upper Wilson
      Class IV, 5 miles
187. Wilson Creek
      Route 1328 Bridge to National Forest sign
      Class II-III, 5 miles
188. Wilson Creek
      National Forest sign to parking area above Brown MtNorth Beach
      Class III-IV+(V), 1.9 miles
189. Wilson Creek
      Below Brown Mountain Beach to Johns River
      Class I-II(III), 4 miles
190. Yadkin River
      SR 1372 to US 321
      Class IV+, 7 miles
191. Yadkin River
      Route 268 Bridge to Route 1137
      Class I-II, 19.9 miles
192. Yadkin River
      Route 1178 below West Kerr Scott Dam to Route 2327
      Class I-II, 15 miles
193. Yadkin River
      US Route 21 to North Carolina Route 67
      Class I-II, 35 miles
194. Yadkin River
      North Carolina Route 1001 to US Route 64
      Class I-II, 29 miles
195. Yellow Creek
      SR 1242 to US 129
      Class IV-V, 1.1 miles
196. Adventurous Fast River Rafting-Nantahala
      Swain County
197. Appalachian Rivers Raft
      Cherokee County
198. Blue Ridge Outing
      Jackson County
199. Carolina Mountains Outdoor
      Jackson County
200. Carolina Outfitters
      Swain County
201. Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting
      Cherokee County
202. Deep Creek Tubes
      Swain County
203. Dillsboro River Company
      Jackson County
204. Endless River Adventures
      Swain County
205. Explore Biltmore Outdoor Center
      Buncombe County
206. Green River Adventures
      Polk County
207. High Mountain Expeditions
      Watauga County
208. High Mountain Expeditions
      Avery County
209. HUCK Finn Adventures
      Madison County
210. Mountain Adventure Guides
      Madison County
211. Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour
      Swain County
212. Nantahala Village Resort And Spa
      Swain County
213. Paddle INN Rafting
      Swain County
214. Rafting With MY Kids
      Jackson County
215. River & Earth Adventures
      Watauga County
216. Rolling Thunder River
      Swain County
217. Smokey Mountain Tubing
      Swain County
218. Smokey Mountain Tubing
      Swain County
219. Tuckaseegee Outfitters
      Jackson County
220. Up The Creek Tours,
      Carteret County
221. USA Rafts
      Swain County
222. Wahoo's Whitewater Rafting
      Watauga County

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Catawba River - South Fork
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Catawba River - South Fork
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Chattooga River
1 review

Chattooga River
1 review

Cheoah River
1 review

Cullasaja River
1 review

Dan River
1 review

Davidson River
1 review

Deep River
1 review

Deep River
1 review

Gragg Prong River
1 review

Green River
1 review

Green River
1 review

Mayo River - South Fork
1 review

Nantahala River
1 review

North Toe River
1 review

Norton Creek
1 review

Reedy Fork Creek
1 review

Rocky River
1 review

Rocky River
1 review

Rocky Broad River
1 review

South Yadkin River
1 review

Thompson River
1 review

Tuckasegee River - East Fork
1 review

Uwharrie River
1 review

Watauga River
1 review

Yadkin River
1 review

Yadkin River
1 review

Adventurous Fast River Rafting-Nantahala
1 review

Appalachian Rivers Raft
1 review

Blue Ridge Outing
1 review

Carolina Mountains Outdoor
1 review

Carolina Outfitters
1 review

Deep Creek Tubes
1 review

Dillsboro River Company
1 review

Endless River Adventures
1 review

Explore Biltmore Outdoor Center
1 review

Green River Adventures
1 review

High Mountain Expeditions
1 review

High Mountain Expeditions
1 review

HUCK Finn Adventures
1 review

Nantahala Village Resort And Spa
1 review

Paddle INN Rafting
1 review

River & Earth Adventures
1 review

Rolling Thunder River
1 review

Up The Creek Tours,
1 review

USA Rafts
1 review

Wahoo's Whitewater Rafting
1 review


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