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White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

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White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

My family will be spending a week in Asheville at the end of July. We would like to go white water rafting. Can someone please recommend some good quality outfits. We are willing to travel up towards Sevierville if necessary. Looking for half day or full day trip. Will have a 9 yr old and an 11 year old rafting with us. Thank you!

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1. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

Since you do not mention experience, consider Nantahala Outdoors Center. They operate rafting experiences from the most challenging (Ocoee River and Cheoah) to all the others in both Tennessee and North Carolina.

On the east side of the GSMNP you have several float rivers that are good for novice river runners. For a good half day consider the Nantahala River on a raft. It is a really good run that is not too far from you.

Again look over the NOC website for all the different rivers and pick one that meets your travel schedule. It is alot of fun on a big raft with your family and friends.

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2. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

Thank you.

My kids are kayakers, but rafting will be a new and fun experience.

Appreciate your answer.

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3. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

Take the one on the Nantahala River. It is a beautiful river. One of the best trout streams in the country as well.

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4. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

What are your thought on the French Broad full day or half day trip?

Again, thanks for the input

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5. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

Don't waste your time, do the Nantahala.

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6. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

Unfortunately my youngest is 9 ... that's seems to be a very limiting factor when choosing river routes ... Looks like it'll be the French Broad this year and the Nantahala next when he breaks the 10 year old barrier ....

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7. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

I am in the same "boat" with an 8 year old? Did you end up doing the French Broad? How was it?

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8. Re: White Water Rafting around Asheville, NC advice please

we did and it was an awesome adventure that the kids still talk about. We rafted with Blue Heron, and they were fabulous ... a bunch of old hippy school teachers on a summer gig ... they were friendly, safe and knowledgeable. We paddled, jumped off protruding rocks into the river and generally had a 5 star experience.

Our kids were 9 and 11 when we went and they are asking to go again this Summer ... and we probably will too!!!

Hope this is of help

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