Rivers

Latest News

New Whitewater Park in Woodfin, N.C. taking shape.

Fall 2021 Gauley Season Release Dates

September 10th-13th, 17th-20th, 24th-27th
October 1st-4th, 8th-11th and 16th-17th

Fall 2021 Russell Fork Season Release Dates

Oct 1-3.  Oct 9-10.  Oct 16-17.  Oct 22-24.

Resources

@astctour Twitter List on Rivers

Our YouTube Playlist on Rivers

Check out our Guide page to find Rafting Opportunities

This US Forest Service Interactive map has opportunities for Rivers.

Learn about the National Rivers Project

recreation.gov: use the map to zoom into our region.

 

Adventure Gateway  America's Top Ten River Outfitters

 

Region:

Lonesome Pine Trails (Streams and Rivers)

 

Wild Water

    Pigeon, TN

    Nantahala, NC

    Asheville, NC

    Ocoee, TN

 

 

 

 

 

VA:

Clinch River

Virginia Map

Clinch River State Park (St. Paul and Artrip Boat Launch)

Clinch River Adventures (St. Paul)  Scroll toward bottom of page.

Clinch River Kayak Launches

Clinch Life Outfitters

 

 

Fall 2021 Russell Fork Season Release Dates

Oct 1-3.  Oct 9-10.  Oct 16-17.  Oct 22-24.

Russell Fork River (Flows north into KY)

Russell Fork River Flows (Army Corps of Eng.)

Russell Fork River Flows (American White Water)

 

North Fork of the Pound (also called a River Lake to add more confusion)

Pound River

LEVISA ADVENTURES (Kayak.  Russell Fork River, Pound, and Levisa Fork)

Powell River Public Access in Lee County

     Dryden Fishing Hole & Boat Ramp & Powell River Public Access (Hwy 58)

 

New River State Park

     There are several entrances

New River Outdoor Adventures (Galax)

 

 

WV

10 miles of Wild & Scenic River can be found on the Blue Stone River

River Expeditions  (Oak Hill)

 

Rustic Ravines (Genoa)

Tug Fork River

Hatfield & McCoy Airboat Tours

 

Fall 2021 Gauley Season Release Dates

September 10th-13th, 17th-20th, 24th-27th
October 1st-4th, 8th-11th and 16th-17th

 

Coal River Group (Tornado)

     River Gauge

     Launch Sites

 

Pipestem Adventures (next to Pipestem Resort State Park, northeast of Princeton)

White Water Rafting (1 hour drive north to ACE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

KY

19.4 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Red River.   

 

Kentucky Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking at Breaks Interstate Park

Russell Fork White Water Rafting (Elkhorn City, KY)

Russell Fork

4 places to go White Water Rafting.  

Levisa Fork Paddlefest Prestonsburg( 4th Sat of each month May to Sept)

Rockcastle Outdoor Company (Livingston.  Open seasonally May-Sept)

    Paddle Board Guiding and self guiding (SUP)

Red River Adventures

Red River

Pikeville Cut Through (Levisa Fork River)

NC

58.7 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Chattooga River

4.2 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Horsepasture River.

26.5 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the New River (South Fork) River.

23.3 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Wilson Creek.

 

French Broad Adventures

French Broad River Flows

Touring packages for floating the French Broad River (no tubes)

High Mountain Expeditions (Watauga or Nolichucky Rivers)

     New River Tubing

New River State Park (Laurel Springs, NC)

TN

REI Guided Trips

45.3 miles of Wild and Scenic River can be found on the Obed River.

USA Raft on the Nolichucky River

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park (East of Chattanooga)

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