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North Carolina whitewater, North Pacolet River

Henderson Polk county, Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     4 miles
  The scenic beauty of Henderson/Polk County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in North Carolina is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that rivers in this state are not as hard as elsewhere. The starting location is a short drive from Greenville, as you can see on the road map further down. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there
    are lots of good spots for that around here. This section of North Pacolet River in Henderson/Polk County is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. There are so many sections
to paddle in this river system, the Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon section is just one of many. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Cedar Cliff is an exciting thing to make out while you're here at North Pacolet River; North Pacolet River is a spot with many visitors from Saluda. Through the warm days of summer highs here at North Pacolet River get into the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 60's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 40's; nighttime lows in the 20's for North Pacolet River. North Pacolet River ordinarily gets much precipitation. Most of the rain falls through August, and April is the month with the least moisture.

North Pacolet River, Pearsons Falls along Highway 176 to Tryon 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 North Pacolet River.
 Whitewater Near North Pacolet River:
Cove Creek, polk County, 2 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)
Whitewater Outfitter - Green River Adventures, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, Henderson County, 3 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 3.7 miles long (Tuxedo Powerplant to above Hungry Creek)
North Saluda River, Greenville County, 4 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 1.3 miles long (Trail to North Saluda Reservoir)
Green River, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class II - 6 miles long (Fishtop Access to where river leaves road)
Green River, Henderson/ Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2.9 miles long (Hungry Creek to Green River Cove Road)
Big Hungry Creek, Henderson/ Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class III-IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green)
Hungry River, Henderson County, 6 miles away
      Class IV - 1.3 miles long (Big Hungry Road to Green River)
Green River, Henderson County, 7 miles away
      Class III-V - 1.2 miles long (Summit Lake Dam to powerhouse)
 Ski Areas Near North Pacolet River:
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 44 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 58 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 60 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 , 62 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 , 71 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 75 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 91 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
 Hotels Near North Pacolet River:
The Orchard Inn, Saluda , 4 miles away
1906 Pine Crest Inn Restaura, Tryon , 4 miles away
Days Inn Columbus Tryon, Columbus , 6 miles away
Mountain Inn Suites, Flat Rock , 9 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Flat Rock, Flat Rock , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near North Pacolet River:
Orchard Lake Campground, Saluda, 4 miles away
Silver Creek Campground and whitewater Outfitters, Mill Spring, 8 miles away
Twin Ponds RV Park, Flat Rock, 8 miles away
 Public Lands Near North Pacolet River:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 28 miles away
Paris Mountain State Park, South Carolina , 17 miles away
Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina , 18 miles away
Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina , 22 miles away
 Golf Courses Near North Pacolet River:
Tryon Country Club, Tryon , 3 miles away
Cliffs At Glassy, Landrum , 5 miles away
Cliffs At Glassy Wellness Center, Landrum , 5 miles away
 Lakes Near North Pacolet River
Lake Bonclarken, Henderson , 10 miles away
Crooked Creek Lake, Henderson , 13 miles away
Lake Cunningham, Greenville , 14 miles away

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