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

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. From Franklin follow 64W to Old Murphy Road (SR 1442) turn right and travel .2 miles to SR 1310 W Wayah Road and turn left. For 28 miles stay on 1310 W which passes Nantahala Lake. Continue through Beechertown passing the Nantahala River Launch Site. Make a right onto US 19N/74E and welcome to the Gorge.
Location: Between Beechertown and Wesser, N.C.
Phone: (828)-524-6441