Green, North Carolina, US
3. Lower, Fishtop Access to Big Rock Access (Lower Green)
||II (for normal flows)
This is a very good river for all types of paddlers especially beginners. Most rapids are easy to
navigate and will have slow spots or pools at the end to gather lost equipment in the event of a
swim. This river also plays host to many types of tubers, there are two tubing places along this
section of river.
Directions to Put-In:
From Asheville / Hendersonville Area:
Take I-26 going towards Saluda. Stay on I-26
and go down the mountain into the Green River Gourge and get off at exit 59. When you come to the
stop sign, make a left hand turn and go under the I-26 bridge, then drive past the
to go back towards Hendersonville, and make the very next left onto Green River Cove
Rd. This is a windy road that will switch back on itself for 3 miles and drop you about 900 feet
into the gourge. After going the 3 miles down into the gourge, Fishtop Access will be the first
very large gravel area on your left, can't miss it. Park and then follow the obvious trail down to
the rivers pool area. This is the place most people put in at, and this is where The Narrows
paddlers take out at.
Directions to Take-Out:
From Fishtop Access:
Exit the parking lot by making a left onto Green River Cove Rd.
Travel 6 miles to another large gravel parking lot on your left, this is Big Rock Take-Out. This is
the main place most people will take out at, and the last accessable place to the river before it
runs into Lake Adger further down the mountain. There are several other road side places that you
can takeout at including the next most popular one at the second bridge crossing over the river,
about 4.5 miles from Fishtop Access.
Optional Put-In / Take-Out's:
There are many other roadside areas that you can park
at for different put-in and take-out combinations. Watch out for No Tresspassing and Private
Property Signs and use what looks to be public pull off's to park at if you decide to put-in or
take-out somewhere other than the designated access points of Fishtop and Big Rock parking
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Last Updated: 2013-03-20 17:58:35