Best rafting in the region, just north of Asheville, NC, and south of Johnson City, TN.
Rafting for ages eight and up… Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, the Nolichucky River Gorge winds through steep-walled canyons and remote thickly-forested mountains. The Nolichucky River is said to be one of the most technical big water runs in the south, demanding the coordinated efforts of the raft “crew” and an experienced guide to negotiate the twists and turns, and the drops and falls of the river. The trip on the Nolichucky is a true wilderness adventure, taking the rafter through the breathtaking rugged beauty of the backwoods of the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forest. The sheer rock walls of the canyon tower 2,800 feet from the base of the river to the pine-covered peaks of the mountains; a true natural treat for anyone who visits the area. This river drops approximately 66-feet per mile over the rst four miles, creating adrenaline pumping Class III, IV and V rapids. The run can be enjoyed by all but the youngest children. Wahoo’s Adventures has several options available for groups both large and small to experience a run on the Nolichucky. All tours include a buffet lunch with fresh deli meats, peanut butter and jelly, veggies/fruit, cheeses, and a dessert. For the outdoor adventure you have always desired, without any of the usual headaches of planning an outing, Wahoo’s Adventures makes that dream come true. Licensed and permitted by the U.S. Forest Service.
Family Rafting on the Watauga River
Oftentimes family and adventure are hard-pressed to be found in the same sentence, but not at Wahoo’s Adventures. On this quiet and picturesque river, family and adventure go hand-in-hand, with programs designed for all ages. Gentle rolling class I and II rapids and one exciting class III complement this serene oat trip through the Tennessee foothills where farms and wildlife dot the landscape surrounding this beautiful river and its ecosystem. The starting point is at the base of the highest TVA dam and proceeds through a cliff-sided valley where the water is clear enough to see to the bottom 20 feet below. The trip begins with a pause at Jump Off Rock, where interested paddlers can climb to the top of an 18-foot cliff and jump to the water below! Don’t worry…jumping is optional. However, if jumping off a cliff is on your bucket list, then Jump Off Rock is a MUST! The Watauga River is ideal for families with small children, as well as the kid in everyone. Wahoo’s is the only rafting company with full-service facilities located right on the river. Guests are welcome to enjoy the grassy beach, picnic shelter and campgrounds, and maybe a little fishing if you brought your pole. Don’t miss this fantastic family adventure that will have you going… “WAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!”