Fun on the Water in North Carolina
If you love adventure and water, then North Carolina has much to offer—from white water
rafting to fishing, canoeing and tubing, you can find something
that appeals to your whole family.
If it’s rafting that you love, then head toward the Nantahala
River in the western part of NC, where you can go on trips
that range from gentle float rides to Class IV rapids.
The best time of the year for this activity is from spring
until fall. You may choose to enjoy the water a slightly
different pace like canoeing or kayaking down North Carolina’s
many waterways. For day trips down the Nantahala River contact
the Nantahala Outdoor Center (1-800-232-7238). The
NOC offers trips down 7 southeastern rivers (the Chattooga,
Cheoah, French Broad, Nantahala, Nolichucky, Ocoee, and
Pigeon), in the North Carolina region. They also have classes
for beginners in kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting.