Whitewater Rafting
Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime! Our Cashiers Vacation Rentals are near all of the great Western North Carolina whitewater rafting rivers. Staying with us you'll be just a short drive from a whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing adventure along the Nantahala River, the French Broad, and the Tuckaseegee River. Here we've tried to provide some helpful North Carolina whitewater rafting information to help you plan your vacation! Contact some of the whitewater rafting guide services listed below, for a guided, NC whitewater rafting trip on one of these amazing rivers!

The Nantahala River is a very popular river that many guides and kayakers enjoy. Near Cashiers the Nantahala River begins high in the mountains and winds through the Great Smoky Mountains into the Nantahala Lake. For the best rafting, kayakers and rafters should visit the lower half of the river which is an 8 mile stretch of class II and class III rapids. The US Forest Service regulates the rafting on the Nantahala River and as such, children must be at least 7 years old to raft. Private rafters should obtain a wrist band and pay a user fee at one of the stores and outfitters found in the Gorge area. Typically rafting trips begin above Patton's Run and take rafters on a whitewater adventure through the “Quarry” rapids, Surfers rapids and the ever popular Nantahala Falls.

The French Broad River flows near Cashiers in Transylvania, Henderson, and Buncombe Counties and creates some nice places to enjoy paddling and NC whitewater rafting. Known for being one of the oldest rivers in the world, the French Broad River flows 210 miles from Asheville North Carolina, through Tennessee, where it meets the Mississippi River and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. There are several excellent spots to canoe the French Broad in North Carolina, as it is rather calmer in our region.

Blue Ridge Outing Company – Raft with Kids
5472 U.S. Hwy 74 W
Whittier, NC 28789
Carolina Outfitters, Inc. Family Whitewater Rafting Adventures 12121 Hwy 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713
Carolina Mountains Outdoor Center
5303 US 74 E
Sylva, NC 28779
Headwaters Outfitters
25 Parkway Road
Brevard, NC 28712
Nantahala Outdoor Center
13077 Highway 19 W
Bryson City, NC 28713-9165
TJ's Water Adventure
10223 Highway 107
Tuckasegee, NC 28783
Tuckaseegee Outfitters
4909 Hwy 74
Whittier NC 28789
Hwy 441/74 about 3 miles west of Dillsboro, NC 28725 at Barker's Creek.

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