ready for some rip roaring good times! With so
many fast flowing rivers in the area like the
Watauga and the North Fork of the New River,
there are many excellent places to enjoy NC
whitewater rafting, canoeing and even kayaking
in our area. When you rent or own your very own property atop Sugar Mountain at Sugar Top you'll be just a short drive away from all of these great rapids!
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gorgeous Sugar Mountain Condos and Chalets just
near the slopes!
The Watauga River is dam controlled which means from the Spring season to the Fall time period, the water is high and the rapids are roaring, creating perfect spots for large rafts and smaller kayaks. The part of the river that is commonly rafted contains mostly Class I-III rapids and is just right for large groups and families, however the Watauga Gorge area is open to kayakers and contains class IV and class V rapids and even takes you over a waterfall!
There are many great local guide companies in the region that offer guided day and camping white water trips on many of the local rivers and tributaries. Edge of the World
has long been a community favorite in Banner Elk and offers guided trips down many of the area's rivers as well as a few rivers a bit further away in Tennessee. Be sure to wear proper attire and adhere to all safety instructions when enjoying the NC whitewater rafting in the High Country.
NC whitewater rafting is just one of many things
to do in Western North Carolina.
Sugar Mountain Resort is nearby to
Banner Elk Shopping, the
NC Mountain Golf Courses,
Grandfather Mountain, the great
Bicycling in Boone NC, the
NC Horseback Riding Trails,
Cannon Memorial Hospital, and great NC
Skiing at Sugar Mountain. Browse our
Sugar Mountain Real Estate and learn more
about the phenomenal lifestyle you can have
Edge of the World
184 Banner Elk Highway
Banner Elk, NC 28604
River and Earth Adventures
581 Dewitt Barnett Rd
Valle Crucis, NC 28604
Rivergirl Fishing Company
4041 Railroad Grade Rd
High Mountain Expeditions at
Ski Country Sports
Banner Elk, NC 28604
Wahoo's Whitewater Rafting
3385 S US Highway 321 S
Boone, NC 28607
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