Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas Guide Book

by Bob and David Benner (Menasha Ridge Press)
Carolina Whitewater A Paddlerand39;s Guide to the Western Carolinas  by Bob and David Benner

272pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897326172

The ultimate guide to paddling whitewater in the Carolinas, Carolina Whitewater has guided paddlers to the best creeks and rivers in the Tar Heel and Palmetto states for over 30 years. Detailed creek and river profiles include: topographic-based maps, shuttle directions, and gauge locations. Kayakers and canoeists will find expanded and updated information for the classic rivers, like the Nolichucky, Nantahala, and French Broad, as well as for several new steep runs, such as Rockhouse Creek, Hurricane Creek, the Gragg Prong, and Big Hungry River. You'll also get vital information on clubs and organizations, state water trails, and national and scenic rivers. Waterway data for each run includes: class of difficulty, length of the run, time to paddle, water level needed to paddle, permits required (if any), gradient of each run, and ratings for scenery.

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Trails from the "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas" Guide Book
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... Preview: Alarka Creek heads up into Nantahala National Forest on the slopes of the Alarka Mountains. It is a small, fast stream flowing over ledges under low-hanging branches. It might carry through a backyard ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Iotla, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Big Crabtree Creek originates in Sugar Cove Gap and then flows through the Crabtree Meadow area along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It drops quickly off the Blue Ridge and runs northward before entering the ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Newdale, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Big Creek is born in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ensuring excellent water quality. The creek’s origins are northwest of Mount Sterling and Big Cataloochee Mountain. It confluences with th ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cove Creek, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Big Hungry River flows out of the Saluda Mountains and confluences with the Green River just above the Narrows. From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Saluda, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: This is a fast wild-water stream cutting a gorge 1,200 feet deep between Mill Ridge on the north and Walnut Knob on the south. This is truly a spectacular scenic run. Unfortunately, as with many trips ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Hot Springs, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: The Boone Fork rises as a tiny tributary falling off the eastern flank of Grandfather Mountain and then flows a few miles before being backed up by Price Lake. Price Lake is small and man-made with a ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Boone, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The Broad begins just south of the Tennessee Valley Divide and flows generally southeast above its impoundment at Lake Lure. For the first several miles, it flows through a long, fairly flat valley an ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Bat Cave, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 13.7
... Preview: Buck Creek has its headwaters in the Mount Mitchell Wildlife Management Area below the Blue Ridge Parkway. It flows along NC 80 into Lake Tahoma. Above the lake it is a small, fast-dropping stream, wh ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Marion, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Buffalo flows from the junction of several small streams in Buffalo Cove. It courses through a small valley until it cuts through a deep remote gorge. After leaving the gorge it comes back along t ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Paterson, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Cane forms between Big Pine Mountain and Bearwallow Stand Ridge on the western slope of Mount Mitchell. It flows north then west from the Burnsville area before turning north again to join the Toe ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cane River, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: The Caney Fork has its headwaters in the Nantahala National Forest and is joined by many smaller rivulets as it cuts between Coward Mountain to the north and Shelton and Rich Mountains to the south an ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cullowhee, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Cataloochee Creek originates on the western slope of the Cataloochee Divide. From there it runs through a beautiful valley for several miles before entering a small gorge below and flowing into Waterv ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Dellwood, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: The Catawba heads up above Catawba Falls in the extreme western portion of McDowell County and flows into Lake James north of Marion. Below Linville Dam on Lake James, it continues until it reaches th ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Marion, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 27.5
... Preview: The Chattooga rises as a sparkling mountain stream near Cashiers, North Carolina, in the vicinity of Whitesides Mountain. It flows 10 miles before leaving North Carolina, and continues on for some 40 ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Mountain Rest, GA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: The Chauga heads up on the eastern slopes of Chattooga Ridge in Sumter National Forest, wherein flow the first two sections. It moves south, then sharply east and south again, until it reaches the bac ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Whetstone, GA - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 22.7
... Preview: The Cheoah River is normally a dry streambed that runs from Santeetlah Dam to the Little Tennessee River, It enters the Little Tennessee within spitting distance of the Cheoah Dam. The TVA pipes water ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Robbinsville, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: This creek flows off the east side of Harmon Den Mountain within the confines of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a tiny tributary of the Pigeon Dries and needs significant rainfall to re ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cove Creek, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Cove Creek begins in the Saluda Mountains and is a tributary of the Green River. It has a very small watershed and will need heavy rains to bring it to a runnable level. Part of this run includes the ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Cove Creek, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The Cullasaja rises in the Nantahala National Forest and drops over many falls and cascades before slowing down and entering the Little Tennessee. Three of the better-known falls are Bridal Veil, Dry ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Iotla, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.3
... Preview: Curtis Creek heads up in Pisgah National Forest, northeast of Iron Mountain, where it is a tributary of the Catawba River. It has a relatively small watershed that will need heavy rain to bring it to ... From the guidebook "Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas"
Old Fort, NC - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 2.6