Experience the thrill of adventure on Nantahala River's breathtaking route.

Dated: July 11 2023

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Get Ready for the Ultimate Adventure: White Water Rafting on Nantahala River!

Just 28 miles from Murphy, going east on U.S. Highway 19 74, is the Nantahala Gorge and River. This hidden gem is nestled in the Nantahala National Forest. Its crystal-clear waters and thrilling rapids make it a playground for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. As you drive along the scenic route, take a moment to stop at one of the many picnic areas along the way. Enjoy a leisurely meal at the River's End Restaurant with great views of the rafters and kayakers as they drift down the river.. Whether you're looking for an adrenaline rush or a peaceful escape, the Nantahala River has something for everyone.

So pack your bags, grab your friends or family, and embark on an unforgettable day along this river. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Interesting Facts:

  • The word Nantahala is Cherokee and means "Land of the Noonday Sun".
  • The river runs through a narrow and steep gorge where in some areas the sun reaches the ground only when it is directly overhead during the middle of the day. 
  •  During the colonial era, Cherokee towns along the Nantahala, upper Hiwassee River, and Valley River in what is now North Carolina were known as the Valley Towns.
  • The state of North Carolina stocks approximately 10,000 Brown, Rainbow, and Brook Trout annually in the upper river on top of an already existing population of stream-born Rainbow and Brown Trout.
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