Whiteoak Creek - Above the Nantahala Cascades

Whiteoak Creek, North Carolina, US


Above the Nantahala Cascades

Usual Difficulty IV-V+ (for normal flows)

Whiteoak Creek

Whiteoak Creek

River Description

This is the run above the Nantahala Cascades.

The put in is at the base of a small dam.
Take-out is the confluence of Whiteoak and Nantahala.
There are three major drops on the run. A 10 foot ledge,
a nasty 25 foot stairstepped ledge, and the final 28 foot
waterfall at the confluence.

For more info,
Carolina Whitewater, Benner & Benner. Menasha Ridge Press.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-02-11 23:42:43

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

2008-05-09 01:30:31 (2762 days ago)
Boyd RuppeltDetails
Whiteoak Falls is a great alternate 'expert put-in' for the cascades. ...different ways to run it
at different levels... can definitely provide some beatdowns hence one old name for it: "The Mean
Mistreater"... lines tend to look easy or painful, not much inbetween.

2004-01-01 15:51:45 (4351 days ago)
Brad RobertsDetails
The big stairstepped drop is named "Becky's" after NOC employee Becky Weiss.

2002-11-13 17:19:08 (4765 days ago)
If you really want to simulate running this creek here is a good plan. Get a a treadmill and set it
to high speed. Then put some fans next to the treadmill with plastic strips glued to the blades.
Finally have a friend spray icewater into the fans while you run along the treadmill and the fans
slap your face. Doing this will easily simulate the treelimbs constantly slapping your face and the
ice water in your eyes effect of Whiteoak creek.

2002-03-24 20:40:39 (4999 days ago)
Brad RobertsDetails
If you have come this far, ya might as well just keep on going til the next bridge down....the one
just below the Nantahala Cascades.
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