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North Carolina whitewater, Green River

Henderson county, Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     3.7 miles
Parking at the takeout.  The Gallimore Rd parking lot requires a key which can be bought at Green River Adventures, or park on Big Hungry Rd and walk from the trail head.  The purchase of the key is tax deductible and contributes to purchasing a better parking lot. Says Bill Whiting

The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in
    this state are less demanding. The nature scenery of Henderson County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek section of Green River in North
Carolina is 3.7 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III+ section. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. This stretch is short so you'll have to walk back to the start over and over. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Whitewater paddling  
here in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great experience. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The starting location is a reasonable drive from Asheville, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
The Narrows is a glorious place to explore; the smiling people of Saluda like to hang out nearby.

Green River, Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek 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, 1 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Green River, Henderson County, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 2 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Cove Creek, polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 3 miles long (to Green River)
North Pacolet River, Henderson/Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon)
Green River, Henderson County, 5 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 , 55 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 58 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
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 69 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 72 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 88 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near Green River:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 2 miles away
Mountain Inn Suites, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Flat Rock, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites HENDERSONVILLE SE - FLAT ROCK, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
Highland Lake Inn And Resort, Flat Rock , 7 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 2 miles away
Twin Ponds RV Park, Flat Rock, 4 miles away
Lakewood Rv Resort, Flat Rock, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 24 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 , 5 miles away
Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock , 5 miles away
Highland Lake Golf Club, Flat Rock , 7 miles away
 Lakes Near Green River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 7 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 9 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 13 miles away

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