To add a little thrill and excitement to your vacation, spend a day enjoying whitewater rafting in Cherokee County. Every year, thousands of people come to North Carolina to take advantage of our water playgrounds. Whether you’re a beginner or a Class IV pro, there are whitewater rafting adventures for any level of riders. There are two rivers that flow around Cherokee County that are popular spots for whitewater rafting, the Ocoee River and the Nantahala River. If you aren’t into inflatable rafts, there is also the kayaking option for trips down the rivers for one or two passengers.
The Ocoee River is home to miles of challenging rapids ranging from Class III to Class IV. It is known as some of the fastest moving rivers in Tennessee and North Carolina. There are over twenty rapids in the Ocoee where water sport enthusiasts gather to get their adrenaline pumping. If you’re looking for an intense, action packed ride with lots of splashing, the Ocoee will definitely not disappoint.
The Nantahala River is another river that is popular for many family rafting trips. The Nantahala has miles of Class II and Class III rapids making it an easier, but still bouncy, exciting ride. The swiftest moving section of the Nantahala River is at the Nantahala Falls. You can choose to kayak, canoe or ride in an inflatable raft through the course. The Nantahala promises to provide plenty of fun and laughter for everyone on board.
Whitewater rafting and kayaking are great ways to get outdoors and into the water with family and friends. Contact us to find out more information about whitewater rafting and kayaking while staying in Cherokee County.