(The photo above was taken during a rafting trip to the
Nolichucky River in 2005.)
North Carolina whitewater rafting is a popular activity when in the
Blue Ridge Mountains around Boone and the High Country. Whether you
want to experience the heart pounding rapids or just a leisurely
coast down a river, there are ample opportunities to go North
Carolina whitewater rafting.
In Boone NC and the surrounding towns you’ll find several
professional whitewater guide shops that offer guided North Carolina
whitewater rafting trips on the Nolichucky River or Watauga River.
These spots offer higher classes of rapids and require experienced
guides to help you and your group maneuver. We have provided some
links and information on the local guide shops below.
The New River and the many tributaries of the Watauga River make
excellent spots to enjoy leisurely rafting for those that don’t want
to experience the roaring rapids. Spend the day rafting down the
river and enjoy the scenery. You can rent a raft from one of the
local guide shops or bring your own from home, the New River is the
perfect lazy river for those that just enjoy floating down the
No matter where you decide to go North Carolina whitewater rafting,
make sure that you exercise proper safety precautions and have a
thorough knowledge of the rivers you’ll be rafting on. Going North
Carolina whitewater rafting is an excellent way to get out and see
the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains that surround Boone NC and the
High Country. Enjoy your rafting experience on your next North
Carolina mountain vacation.