Nantahala River Gorge

The 8.5 mile section of the Nantahala River between Beechertown and Wesser, N.C. is a nationally recognized world-class whitewater river.

Nantahala River Gorge

The 8.5 mile section of the Nantahala River between Beechertown and Wesser, N.C. is a nationally recognized world-class whitewater river. The river attracts 200,000 people annually. Rafting is available through several rafting companies in the Blue Ridge area, including the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Rolling Thunder River Company and Wildwater, Ltd.