The best info on this section of the Watauga is available on the North Carolina Watauga page.
You can also get really great info from the Asheville Area Boating Beta Page.
Press "3" when the recording starts
Listen for "Watauga River@SugarGrove"
150 cfs is minimal
300-450 is fun
450-600 is getting high for us mortals
600-800 is insanity...
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
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