Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

The Dan River begins near the Blue Ridge Parkway a few miles above Meadows of Dan, Virginia. ...
The North Mayo River watershed begins below Fairy Stone State Park, northwest of Martinsville, ...
The Ararat River begins just above the North Carolina border in Patrick County, Virginia. ...
The Haw River is popular for paddling because of its variety of scenery, whitewater, and ...
The Nantahala heads up just inside the edge of Nantahala National Forest before entering ...
The Rocky River begins north of Charlotte near Mooresville. It flows southeast before ...
The South Toe has its headwaters on Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rockies ...
The Uwharrie River begins in northwest Randolph County below High Point. It flows south ...
This is a fast wild-water stream cutting a gorge 1,200 feet deep between Mill Ridge on ...
The Rocky River begins near Liberty and is impounded for use as a Siler City water supply. ...
Buck Creek has its headwaters in the Mount Mitchell Wildlife Management Area below the ...
The Upper Little River watershed begins in Lee County on the southeast side of Sanford. ...
The Raven Fork comes off Breakneck Ridge, often at just that speed. It flows through the ...
The Boone Fork rises as a tiny tributary falling off the eastern flank of Grandfather ...
Elk Creek begins at an elevation of 3,200 feet in Watauga County, east of Boone, on the ...
The Fisher River watershed begins at an elevation above 2,500 feet on the eastern slopes ...
The Green River has its origins southwest of Tuxedo where it runs quietly for several ...
Little River is one of the most common river names, and two are in the Neuse Basin. The ...
New Hope Creek begins about 5 miles south of Hillsborough. It flows generally eastward ...
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