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Difficulty I-II+(III)
Length 12.74 Miles
Gauge NANTAHALA RIVER NEAR RAINBOW SPRINGS, NC
Flow Range 200 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 29 minutes ago 234 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/05/2015 8:04 pm

River Description


From Hwy 64 the river meanders through a flat valley for a bit before gorging up. From there the river goes thru a series of pretty gorges. At one point there is a very large no trespassing sign hanging over the river, and innumerable no trespassing signs. Not sure what the access issues are here.

There are two possibilites for runs here. The first is from the Hwy 64 bridge to the gauging station. This makes for a 5.2 mile run with a fairly easy shuttle that follows the river along Rainbow Springs Rd. At the gauge, the road goes away from the river.

The next 7 miles are predominately flat, including 3 or 4 miles of lake paddle to the first lake access point at Jarrett Creek rd.

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wreeves
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16 years ago

I have never seen a creek with more trespassing signs. For the rather low grade I to II- nature of the run I am not sure it is worth being arrested.

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1205180 08/05/15 Kevin Colburn Temp TO move