Wilson Creek NC River Rafting
Wilson Creek, NC Funyak Adventure
Whitewater rafting on the Wilson Creek offers classic North Carolina whitewater rafting at its best. The Wilson Creek is steep in scenic wonders and history with crisp, clear, refreshing water flowing over gigantic granite boulders that creates the perfect backdrop for this action packed adventure.
The Wilson Creek drops over 85 feet per mile creating several drops ranging in height from 5ft to 10ft, creating some of the most exciting rapids in the region. The blue-green waters of the Wilson Creek offers several deep pools perfect for swimming and enjoying the true splendor of the river.
You will enjoy piloting your own inflatable kayak on this adventure and there is no previous experience required; all you will need is the desire to enjoy yourself. The best time to experience the true magnificence of the Wilson Creek is spring and early summer.
8:50 AM Check in at High Mountain Expeditions Banner Elk outpost, located at Ski Country Sports
8:55 Complete Liability and Acknowledgement of Risk Release Waiver
9:00 Load vehicles and depart for the Wilson Creek
9:45 Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions Wilson Creek put-in location
9:50 Guests are issued all the necessary whitewater gear
9:55 Final PFD check along with detailed safety and river orientation speech
10:10 Launch rafts
10:15 Learn how to properly maneuver your craft
12:35 PM Enjoy High Mountain Expeditions famous gourmet lunch
12:30 Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions Wilson Creek lunch spot
1:00 Depart from lunch
3:00 Arrive at High Mountain Expeditions private Wilson Creek take-out location
3:05 Celebrate your successful adventure
3:15 Load vehicles and depart for Banner Elk
4:00 Arrive back at High Mountain Expeditions Banner Elk outpost, Ski Country Sports
4:05 Meet and greet with your guides
4:10 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.
- Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
- Dry Top
- Wilderness First-Aid Kit
*If you do forget something our outpost stores carry a full selection of Water Shoes, T-Shirts, Waterproof Cameras, Sunscreen, and more.
- Swimsuit or Quick Drying Shorts
- Water Shoes or Strap Sandals
- Waterproof Sunscreen
- Sunglasses with Strap
- Ball Cap
- A Change of Clothes
- Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes
- Small Amount of Money for Breakfast and Refreshments at the End of Trip
- Camera – Waterproof Digital Camera
- Special Medication
- Wallets, Jewelry, and Watches – Leave all valuables at home or locked in car at outpost.
- Flip Flops
- Non-Waterproof Electronic Devices
- Cotton Clothing Items – Cotton dries very slowly and actually draws heat away from your body
- Cigarettes – High Mountain Expeditions is a Smoke-Free Company