138 Country Hearth Inn Drive
Andrews, NC 28901
Phone: (828) 321-2176
Fax: (828) 321-5083
Everything you need for outdoor activities, camping, hiking, mountain biking, and paddlesports. Very knowledgeable about area outdoor activities.
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is located in Bryson City and offers river trips on six Western North Carolina rivers. Depending upon the river and skill level, trips can be guided or unguided. The levels are introductory, intermediate and experienced with the more experienced rides encountering the roughest rapids. Treks average about 2 1/2 hours. No trip allows children under 8 and some do not allow children under 12. All equipment is provided with rental fee. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting stays true to its name and offers thrilling adventures on the Nantahala River. With a huge variety of rafts in different sizes, any group can be accommodated to go white water rafting. There are expert instructors and guides to help you all along. For a true nature feel, the instructors teach in a wooded area next to the river. You can choose from guided or unguided trips, kayaking and canoeing. There is even a souvenir shop located here. The place is open from March to October.
This rafting guide expert company offers daily guided and nonguided white water rafting excursions on the Nantahala River from May through September. Reservations are suggested.
Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond is an idealistic campground for families and vacationers alike. Clean, hygienic and beautiful surroundings draw visitors here. The camp owners take care of every detail from providing basic amenities to ensuring that you have a fun filled vacation. The site is in close proximity to Tsali Recreational Park, Fontana Lake and other natural attractions. If you prefer outdoor activities, then try kayaking, hiking, swimming among others here. The campground is operational from March to December, so plan accordingly.
Open from April through October, this complete guide service offers thrilling, guided and nonguided whitewater rafting on one of the most popular rivers in the Southeast, the Nantahala River. All equipment, including jackets, paddles, and rafts, are provided, as well as bus or van transportation to and from the river.
Complete outfitter and guide service that offers guided whitewater trips on the Nantahala, Ocoee, French Broad, Pigeon, and Nolichucky Rivers for the whole family. Self-bailing rafts and duckies are available. A campground is on site.
Offering adventure rafting on the Nantahala River, Rolling Thunder River Company is a popular white water rafting company in the area. There are thrills and adventure in store for everyone, whether you are an amateur or an experienced paddler. Trained guides will be helping you around, and you can choose from half day or full day trips. For the more adventurous ones, 'funyaks' are offered. For group trips, lodging is provided at the bunkhouses. The trips are available from March to October, check the website for schedules.
For a perfect family outing for the outdoor and adventure-loving, this is the destination to head for. As the name reveals, Smoky Mountain Jet Boat Rides offers thrilling boat rides on the Lake Fontana. You can choose to combine your rides with other activities such as hiking, swimming and picnicking. Adding to the fun, digital photos are taken during the exhilarating minutes ride, which you can take back home as a souvenir. Visit the website for special; offers and further details.
Located in the Appalachian foothills of Western North Carolina, this 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course with tennis facilities is situated in a valley 2,500 feet above sea level. The course was designed by Bruce Devlin.
The Alarka Boat Dock, which is situated on Fontana Lake, is an alluring spot for tourists and locals alike. The Lake is a beautiful stretch of water body, crystal clear and just apt to take your mind away from the daily mundane worries. Here at the dock, you can rent boats and pontoons with which you can fulfill your dreams about relaxing in the sun and fishing. The dock managers even organize tours on the lake for visitors to discover the beauty of it.
Take a scenic hike while at this beautiful llama farm that offer day hikes in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The hikes begin at 10:00 a.m. Twenty-four hour advance reservation is required.