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Watauga River Rafting

Watauga River Rafting Half Day Adventure

The Watauga River winds its way through a remarkable wilderness of dramatic cliffs, twisted mountains, hidden waterfalls and breathtaking pastoral scenery. This 1/2 day rafting adventure down the Watauga River provides some of the best family river rafting in America. Whether it is our famous gourmet deli buffet lunch, taking the plunge off our famous jump rock or squirting your friends with High Mountain Expeditions signature water guns the Watauga River offers excitement and enjoyment for every member of the family.

 

The fast moving Watauga River is dam controlled ensuring consistent whitewater all season long. For the more adventurous, High Mountain Expeditions offers one and two person inflatable kayaks for some personal, paddling fun at no additional cost. The pristine waters of the Watauga River are crystal clear and offer abundant wildlife spotting opportunities. This trip requires no previous whitewater experience; you need only the desire to enjoy yourself. Additionally, every raft will have one of High Mountain Expeditions professionally trained guides.

Trip details

Price: $65 (Adults)/$55 (Kids)

Trip Length: 3 to 5 Hours

Trip Mileage: 5 Miles

Classification: Class I-III Rapids

Minimum Age: 3

Begins & Ends: Banner Elk, NC

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Watauga River Trip Reviews

Itinerary

11:30AM

Check in at High Mountain Expeditions Banner Elk outpost, located at Ski Country Sports

11:45AM

Complete liability and acknowledgement of risk release waiver

11:50AM

Issued a Personal Flotation Device (PFD)

11:55AM

Load vehicles and depart for the Watauga River

12:45PM

Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions picnic grounds

12:50PM

Enjoy High Mountain Expeditions famous gourmet deli buffet style lunch

1:30PM

Return to High Mountain Expeditions put-in location

1:35PM

Final PFD check along with detailed safety and river orientation speech

1:45PM

Launch rafts

2:00PM

Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions original Jump Rock

4:00PM

Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions private take-out location

4:05PM

Change clothes inside High Mountain Expeditions private changing rooms

4:10PM

Enjoy a snack riverside

5:05PM

Meet and greet with your guides

5:00PM

Arrive back at High Mountain Expeditions Banner Elk outpost, Ski Country Sports

4:15PM

Load vehicles and depart for Banner Elk

5:10PM

Slideshow of the day’s photos and videos

 

*Note: This itinerary is provided as a sample. Actual times and activities are subject to change as a result of weather conditions, current water flows and guest preferences.

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