Nantahala River Map – North Carolina

The Nantahala River is located in western North Carolina, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is the most popular river for whitewater rafting and paddling in the Southeastern United States. The word “Nantahala” comes from Cherokee meaning “Land of the Noonday Sun.” The river runs through a narrow and steep gorge stretching eight miles from the main put-in to the take out.

Nantahala River Map - North Carolina

Nantahala River

Nantahala River with Rapids Marked



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Written by Seth Holladay