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Rolling Thunder River

Swain county, North Carolina whitewater outfitter

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The natural beauty of Swain County and the water flowing gracefully down Rolling Thunder River attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so keep in mind that lots of rivers in this state are
    good for beginners. The campgrounds here at Rolling Thunder River are pretty good. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. The river winds through the Great Smoky Mountains
and you get great scenery. The starting location is a short drive from Sevierville. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of places for that. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Charley Gap is a great spot to spend some time at; hiking along the Wesser Creek Trail is delightful
fun. So many fun things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, not sufficient time. The good people of Almond like to hang out close by, and you can have a fine hiking adventure along the Tsali Horse Trail. This river has it all. Nantahala National Forest is a good site to check out on a delightful day. Summertime highs at Rolling Thunder River mostly tend to be in the 80's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 60's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 20's to Rolling Thunder River. All the water falling down from the sky makes Rolling Thunder River a wet place.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Rolling Thunder River.
 Whitewater Near Rolling Thunder River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Village Resort And Spa, Swain County, 1 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - USA Rafts, Swain County, 1 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Carolina Outfitters, Swain County, 2 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Endless River Adventures, Swain County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Adventurous Fast River Rafting-Nantahala, Swain County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Paddle INN Rafting, Swain County, 3 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour, Swain County, 6 miles away
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Noland Creek, Swain County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 1 miles long (Lakeview Road to Fontana Lake)
Whiteoak Creek, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Above Nantahala Cascades)
Nantahala River, Macon County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 0.7 miles long (FS Road 327 to 1310 Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Rolling Thunder River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 20 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 25 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 26 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 35 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
 Marinas Near Rolling Thunder River:
Fontana Village Marina, Fontana Dam , 12 miles away
Deyton Camp Boat Dock Rentals, Robbinsville , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Rolling Thunder River:
Nantahala Cabins, Bryson City , 0 miles away
Riverbend Lodging, Bryson City , 8 miles away
Relax Inn, Bryson City , 9 miles away
Sleep Inn Bryson City - Cherokee Area, Bryson City , 9 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Bryson City, Bryson City , 9 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rolling Thunder River:
Almond Boat and RV Park, Bryson City, 2 miles away
Turkey Creek Campground, Almond, 2 miles away
A. Rufus Morgan Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Almond, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Rolling Thunder River:
Wesser Creek Trail, Swain , 3 miles away
Tsali Horse Trail, Graham , 5 miles away
Rartram Trail, Macon , 9 miles away
Rufus Morgan Trail, Macon , 11 miles away
Thorn Mountain Trail, Macon , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Rolling Thunder River:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 21 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 13 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 26 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Rolling Thunder River:
Mill Creek Country Club, Franklin , 12 miles away
Smoky Mountain Golf Course, Whittier , 14 miles away
Sequoyah National Golf Club, Whittier , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Rolling Thunder River
Nantahala Lake, Macon , 11 miles away
Fontana Lake, Swain , 18 miles away

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