Get ready for some rip roaring good times! With so many fast flowing rivers in the area like the Watauga and the North Fork of the New River, there are many excellent places to enjoy NC whitewater rafting, canoeing and even kayaking in our area. When you rent or own your very own property atop Sugar Mountain at Sugar Top you’ll be just a short drive away from all of these great rapids! Check our Sugar Mountain Real Estate listings for gorgeous Sugar Mountain Condos and Chalets just near the slopes!
The Watauga River is dam controlled which means from the Spring season to the Fall time period, the water is high and the rapids are roaring, creating perfect spots for large rafts and smaller kayaks. The part of the river that is commonly rafted contains mostly Class I-III rapids and is just right for large groups and families, however the Watauga Gorge area is open to kayakers and contains class IV and class V rapids and even takes you over a waterfall! .
There are many great local guide companies in the region that offer guided day and camping white water trips on many of the local rivers and tributaries. Edge of the World has long been a community favorite in Banner Elk and offers guided trips down many of the area’s rivers as well as a few rivers a bit further away in Tennessee. Be sure to wear proper attire and adhere to all safety instructions when enjoying the NC whitewater rafting in the High Country. NC whitewater rafting is just one of many things to do in Western North Carolina.
Sugar Mountain Resort is nearby to Banner Elk Shopping, the NC Mountain Golf Courses, Grandfather Mountain, the great Bicycling in Boone NC, the NC Horseback Riding Trails, Lees-Mcrae College, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and great NC Skiing at Sugar Mountain. Browse our listings of Sugar Mountain Real Estate and learn more about the phenomenal lifestyle you can have here.