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North Carolina whitewater, Hungry River

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


CLASS IV     1.3 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Asheville, as you can see on the road map further down. The wonderful Henderson County scenery and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. This is an extremely short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but do book a room before you come because it
    is a very popular destination. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. The Big Hungry Road to Green River stretch of Hungry River in North Carolina is 1.3 miles long and is a class
IV section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Hungry River are pretty good. The average North Carolina whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a great plus for this river. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches  
in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that.

Briefly about the general area:
A tremendous spot close to Hungry River is The Narrows, and folks from Saluda love to come here. But wait, there's more entertaining things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Summer at Hungry River comes with high temperatures in the 80's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 40's while the cold winter nights at Hungry River are in the 20's.

Hungry River, Big Hungry Road to Green River 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 Hungry River.
 Whitewater Near Hungry River:
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 Hungry River:
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 Hungry 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 , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Hungry River:
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 Hungry River:
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 Hungry River:
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 Hungry River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 6 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 8 miles away
Lake Lure, Rutherford , 13 miles away

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