Ready to enjoy these warm summer months in the high country? What a better way to cool down and participate in water adventures in the High Country.
The High Country offers a multitude of water sports and adventures! These include Kayaking, tubing down the river, fishing, paddle boating, paddle boarding, fishing and whitewater rafting. There are several great guided and “on your own” tours for all levels of adventures.
High Mountain Expeditions , located in Banner Elk NC, offers a variety of rafting tours on several different rivers including the Nolichucky River that starts in North Carolina and ends in Tennessee. This river has some of the biggest waves and whitewater in the southeast.
They also offer the same river tour that is an overnight tour on the Nolichucky river.
Another tour they offer is the Watauga River tour that is the most family friendly tour, having twisted mountains and hidden waterfalls to wow kids and adults alike.
Wilson Creek River rafting is a classic North Carolina rafting tour with crisp clear water and gigantic granite boulders.
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Wahoo’s Adventures , in Boone NC, is celebrating 40 years in the biz! Offering everything from whitewater rafting, kayak tours, tubing tours, kayak and canoes tours and even more land activities. They offer a new river tubing tour which is by far the most popular because its cheap, fun, and laid back for all ages. One activity they have that’s a bit for the adventurous is the Class 5 whitewater tour on Wilson’s creek.
Zaloo’s Canoes in Jefferson NC has been open for 41 seasons now! They offer tours are suitable for those of all ages. The tours take place off the South Fork of the New River, a great river for beginners and has many good swimming holes.
Zaloo’s hosts many social events, including the New River Canoe and Kayak Race! This race raise money and awareness for Friends of the New, a local non profit geared towards keeping the river clean and safe!
For more to do in The High Country check out our 48 Fun things to do in The High Country Blog