Cheoah River Rafting
Whitewater Class - III - V
The Cheoah is a nine-mile stretch of narrow technical whitewater newly opened for commercial rafting and kayaking in Western, NC. It is located outside of the mountain community of Robbinsville, west of Bryson City and the Nantahala Gorge. It is two hours west of Asheville, NC. It begins below Santeetlah Lake Dam, parallels Hwy 129 and finishes at Calderwood Lake. Beautiful scenery, limited availability and challenge make this a standout trip.
The Cheoah takes rafting in the Southeastern US to the next level. It is four miles of Class III warm up followed by five miles of Class IV/V intense and continuous whitewater rafting. With a half dozen Class III, thirteen Class IV and Class V rapids stacked one after the other with narrow, blind, and constricted channels, the Cheoah adds an experience not found before in this region. The Cheoah is an advanced trip appropriate for experienced rafters.