Classic Rafting Adventure, our most popular trip you will experience Class I & II+ Whitewater Rapids on the Beautiful Watauga River. Watauga Kayak the home town outfitter 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, but 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 provide 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.
$10.00 /PERSON OFF ON MOST RAFT TRIPS