Beauty and the Beast
The Nantahala is Western
North Carolina’s most scenic
whitewater rafting in the
Smokies — eight miles of rugged
beauty interrupted by twenty
stretches of Class II rapids, beginning
with “Patton’s Run” and ending with the Class III beast, “Lesser
Wesser.” While the “Nanny” is a river to be respected,
it is not fearsome. Its rapids provide training for Olympic kayakers
and thrills for paddlers from age 7 to 70 alike.
Rivers Raft Company has been providing affordable guided and unguided
rafting excursions on the Nantahala since 1979. We’re known for reliable,
competent service both on and off the river, quality equipment, and reasonable
rates for individuals and groups seeking a memorable whitewater rafting experience
in the Smokies.
now to reserve your spot in one of our six- or eight-man rafts,
for a guided, guide-assisted or self-guided rafting trip. And for even more
whitewater action, try our one or two person inflatable funyaks (”duckies”).
open Monday thru Saturday, April through October. Walk-ins are accepted,
but we strongly recommend reservations.