Kayaking is the use of a Kayak for moving across water. Over the years, kayaking has evolved into a popular water sport. It is distinguished from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (the world sanctioning body) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Most kayaks have closed decks, although "sit-on-top" and inflatable kayaks are growing in popularity as well.

Eight Primary Classifications of Kayaking

  • Polo
  • Slalom
  • Whitewater
  • Surf
  • Touring/expedition
  • Light touring/day tripping
  • Sprint/racing
  • General recreation

Visit Tusquitee Outdoors for more information.  For online mapping and trip planning resources for Hiwassee, Nottely and Valley Rivers please visit http://www.paddlehiwassee.com

 

Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Appalachian Outfitters
Address 104 Tennessee Street Suite A | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-4165
Dukes Hideaway Marina
Dukes Hideaway Marina
NESTLED IN THE HEART of United States Forest Service - Dukes Hideaway Marina is the "Perfect" way to spend your time in Murphy North Carolina!
Address 555 Duke Lodge Road | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-835-3332
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area/Campground
Hanging Dog US Forest Service Recreation Area
Address Take Joe Brown highway (SR 1326) northwest out of Murphy for 5 miles. Turn left at the entrance sign, into the Park. | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 1-877-444-6777
Mountain View Marina
Mountain View Marina
To access the relaxing waters of Lake Hiawassee, visit Mountain View Marina.
Address 200 Dean Aldrich Drive | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-644-5451
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Shook's Marina
Address 11003 Joe Brown Highway | Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-2863