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North Carolina whitewater, Cartoogechaye River

Macon county, Mount Hope Church to Louisa Chapel Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     2.75 miles
  The wonderful Macon County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Cartoogechaye River beats anything. This stretch of Cartoogechaye River in North Carolina is 2.75 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. This is a pretty short section so no
    need to bring snacks. The starting point is not too far from Seneca, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots
of paddling places. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. Cartoogechaye River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Mount Hope Church to Louisa Chapel Road stretch is the only one. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while have people coming  
from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
Everybody nearby loves skiing at Scaly Mountain, and you could always discover Windy Gap. Now, you may assume that's loads but there's even more cool things to do here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A spree to Nantahala National Forest when you're here at Cartoogechaye River is never a bad idea; Cartoogechaye River is right by the Gage Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. Black Rock Mountain State Park is a great spot to have a look at on a gorgeous day; do take a hike on the Stewart Trail. Cartoogechaye River is not far at all from Franklin.

Cartoogechaye River, Mount Hope Church to Louisa Chapel Road 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 Cartoogechaye River.
 Whitewater Near Cartoogechaye River:
Little Tennessee River, Macon/ Swain County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 23 miles long (North Carolina Route 28 to US Route 19)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 7 miles away
      Class I-II - 3.5 miles long (Peaceful Cove Road to Fulton Road)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class II(III) - 2 miles long (Peeks Creek Road to Peaceful Cove Road)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 11 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Base of Cullasaja Falls to Peeks Creek Bridge)
Middle Creek, Macon County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.3 miles long (North Carolina 106)
Nantahala River, Macon County, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Kimsey Creek to US 64)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 12 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 2.5 miles long (Below Cosmic Crunch to Above Cullasaja Falls)
Nantahala River, Macon/Clay County, 12 miles away
      Class I-II+(III) - 12.74 miles long (Highway 64 to Nantahala Lake)
Cullasaja River, Macon County, 13 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 4.75 miles long (Lake Sequoyah to below Cosmic Crunch)
Whitewater Outfitter - Dillsboro River Company, Jackson County, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Cartoogechaye River:
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 11 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 12 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 30 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 75 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Cartoogechaye River:
Anchorage Boat Dock, Clayton , 17 miles away
Anchorage Marine, Clayton , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Cartoogechaye River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Franklin, Franklin , 1 miles away
Rodeway Inn Franklin, Franklin , 2 miles away
Comfort Inn Franklin, Franklin , 3 miles away
Hampton Inn Franklin, Franklin , 3 miles away
Mountain Valley Inn, Dillard , 11 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Cartoogechaye River:
An Eagle's Landing Campground, Franklin, 1 miles away
Great Outdoors Recreational Vehicle Resort, Franklin, 1 miles away
Downtown RV Park and Cottages, Franklin, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Cartoogechaye River:
Gage Trail, Macon , 8 miles away
Stewart Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Hurricane Creek Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Rartram Trail, Macon , 10 miles away
Rufus Morgan Trail, Macon , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Cartoogechaye River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 31 miles away
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 63 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 7 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 15 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Cartoogechaye River:
Franklin Golf Course, Franklin , 2 miles away
Mill Creek Country Club, Franklin , 5 miles away
Sky Valley Resort, Dillard , 12 miles away
 Lakes Near Cartoogechaye River
Cliffside Lake, Macon , 12 miles away
Nantahala Lake, Macon , 18 miles away

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