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North Carolina whitewater, Green River

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


CLASS IV-V+     2.9 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners. The put-in is not too far from Asheville, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch of Green River in North Carolina is 2.9 miles long and is a class IV-V+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater.
    Getting a good workout and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. The wild scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains is great. This is not the only paddling section in this river system,
there are others too. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good rivers for that around here. This is a bit of a short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The natural  
beauty of Henderson/ Polk County and the water flowing gracefully down Green River are reasons enough to come here and paddle.

Briefly about the general area:
You might want to pay a visit to The Narrows since you're here at Green River. If you're popping by Green River from Saluda, you won't be the only one. Summertime at Green River arrives with high temperatures in the 80's; the nighttime is fairly colder of course, usually in the 60's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 40's while Green River nighttime low temperatures through the wintertime are in the 20's. Green River sees pretty high levels of rainfall.

Green River, Hungry Creek to Green River Cove 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 Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Green River, Polk County, 0 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, Henderson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
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, 6 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
 Ski Areas Near Green River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 40 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 54 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 , 61 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 , 87 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
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 , 6 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 3 miles away
Twin Ponds RV Park, Flat Rock, 3 miles away
Lakewood Rv Resort, Flat Rock, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 23 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 19 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 20 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Green River:
Kenmure Properties Golf Club, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock , 4 miles away
Highland Lake Golf Club, Flat Rock , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 6 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 8 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 14 miles away

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