Nantahala, North Carolina, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II+(III) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||45 fpm|
|NANTAHALA RIVER NEAR RAINBOW SPRINGS, NC|
|usgs-03504000||200 - 5000 cfs||I-II+(III)||00h19m||102 cfs (too low)|
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.