The Basics: The Nantahala River is located in western North Carolina. The US Forest Service requires that Nantahala River rafters weigh at least 60 pounds, and all the rafting companies strictly adhere to this regulation. These guidelines are in place due to water temperature and child safety regulations. If you have children under the weight limit, there is the option to raft a slower river with much warmer water (the Tuckaseegee) nearby. The water is very cold, and wetsuits would be advised if rafting in the months outside of June, July, and August. The river is excellent for families, church groups, and beginning rafters.
There are numerous outfitters throughout the Nantahala...Read More