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North Carolina whitewater, Big Hungry Creek

Henderson Polk county, Big Hungry Road to Green section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     1.3 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 quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The beautiful scenery of North Carolina and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for
    that. The starting location is a short drive from Asheville, as you can see on the road map further down. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. This stretch of Big Hungry Creek in North Carolina is 1.3 miles
long and is according to American Whitewater a class III-IV section of whitewater. This is an extremely short section so better bring some good walking shoes. The Big Hungry Road to Green section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. There are nice comfortable hotels here, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular  
destination. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If you wish for a little side trip, try The Narrows, and since you're here you will meet lots of people from nearby Saluda. And that's not everything there is to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Big Hungry Creek is a pretty wet place ordinarily with a good deal of precipitation. The wettest month of the year is typically March, that's the one that rains the most while January is typically the driest month. During the warmest time of the year highs here at Big Hungry Creek get into the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's.

Big Hungry Creek, Big Hungry Road to Green road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Big Hungry Creek.
 Whitewater Near Big Hungry Creek:
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 0 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Green River, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cove Creek, polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
Green River, Henderson County, 4 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 7 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Big Hungry Creek:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 39 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 53 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 59 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 60 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 61 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 68 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 72 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 86 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Big Hungry Creek:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 3 miles away
Mountain Inn Suites, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Flat Rock, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HENDERSONVILLE SE - FLAT ROCK, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Highland Lake Inn And Resort, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Big Hungry Creek:
Twin Ponds RV Park, Flat Rock, 3 miles away
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 3 miles away
Lakewood Rv Resort, Flat Rock, 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Big Hungry Creek:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 23 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Big Hungry Creek:
Kenmure Properties Golf Club, Flat Rock , 3 miles away
Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Highland Lake Golf Club, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near Big Hungry Creek
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 6 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 8 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 13 miles away

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