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Small Group Rafting - Watauga River - Just Your Family In A Raft

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Classic Rafting Adventure our most popular trip you will experience Class I & II+ Whitewater Rapids on the Beautiful Watauga River.  Local Outfitter Watauga Kayak in Elizabethton Tennessee has Adventure Whitewater trips starting at the Headwaters of Watauga River Tennessee Wilbur Dam the oldest dam in Tennessee built in 1908 and completed in 1912; this is the start of all TVA waterways in Tennessee ensuring consistent whitewater rafting all season.  Experience fast moving water with gentle ripples, some class I & II rapids, and smooth pools while you laugh enjoying every splash.  This trip is a great way to  experience rafting for your first time, great for children and the young at heart. This Class I & II Whitewater Adventure is easy.  This is one of the safest whitewater rafting rivers in all river classifications.


The Lower River trips are a blast you will experience surf ledge my favorite a low class II rapid that will allow a boat to nose surf. The terrain is different than the upper part of Watauga more rapids and faster water but all Class I &  II whitewater..  The Expedition, Explorer, and Express Rafting Trips start in the mid afternoon around 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and earlier on Saturdays depending upon water levels.


We offer different check in times to raft  which should accommodate any busy schedule.   TVA guarantees us water for rafting on the Watauga from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.  TVA  starts generating water for rafting from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday, and 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturdays.  Most Sundays TVA does not generate water for rafting, Local Outfitter Watauga Kayak does provide a raft trip for children on Sundays, and also guided river kayaking and lake kayaking trips on Watauga River and Watauga Lake.
Once you arrive at our shop, you will check in and get fitted for your PFD, have time for a indoor restroom break, and after a short paddle safety talk we load up for a very short drive to the top of the river to start your river rafting adventure.


All of our Adventure Whitewater trips are guided, meaning a guide is in each raft.  We are the local rafting company that provides a snack  half-way down the river where we stop for a short time and stretch our legs and let the kids rope swing and slide at our swimming hole just for children and the playful adults.  We also have an old fashion O.H. if you need to go before we get to our shop.  We provide all our guest with FREE Email Pictures  of their trip... where else would you get such a great deal. Whitewater rafting in NC and TN we are close to Food City Elizabethton TN paddle with the local outfitter Watauga Kayak for the best rafting and kayaking experience around.

Adventure Whitewater | Watauga Kayak | Banner Elk & Boone NC
Adventure Whitewater | Watauga Kayak | Banner Elk & Boone NC
Watauga Kayak | Boone Banner Elk Blowing Rock NC
Adventure Whitewater | Watauga Kayak | Banner Elk & Boone NC


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Classic Upper Rafting


$59.00 /Adult - $49/Child under 12

  Most Popular Trip,  6 miles
Wilbur Dam to  WK Shop

Same other Outfitters offer but better

2 - 2.5  Hours  

Section 1, 2, 3

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Explorer Rafting


$79.00/Adult  - $69/Child Under 12

6 miles on the River

Watauga Kayak to River Bend

Starting in the evenings 4:00pm


2.0 - 3 Hours

Section  4, 5, 6

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$79 Each Classic Upper Rafting

Wilbur Dam to WK Shop




2 - 2.5  Hours

Section 1,2,3

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Expedition Rafting


$99/Adult - $89/Child under 12

10.5 miles on the River

WK Shop to Wagner Road
Evening Start Time 4:00 pm


3.5  - 4.5  Hours

Section 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Classic Rafting


A 6 mile river adventure on Watauga River half way down the river we will stop at our break area for a fast snack and water while the kid and adults

use the tree swing and slide only at Watauga Kayak's property. 

The best rafting value on Watauga River price includes everything  no hidden fees or surprises.

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