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Old 08-07-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I have a friend coming from out of town in a couple of weeks. She rows for fun and in national competitions back home. Aside from the National Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, where can I take her in the NC mountains to enjoy some rowing in a natural setting? Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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New River Rafting Trips - Songer Whitewater Rafting (http://www.songerwhitewater.com/new-river.php - broken link) in west va is not far from charilotte probably SAME

distance as asheville but yall will be able to check out the new river gorge
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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If she wants to row, I'd take her to a lake. Maybe Fontana Lake, or Cedarwood, or Watauga... something like that.

If she wants to paddle then Sunny's advice is good.

You may also consider the Ocoee or the Nantahala or the Pigeon. Do your research, difficulty levels vary. The Nantahala in a raft is really only for the VERY timid.
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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I have a friend coming from out of town in a couple of weeks. She rows for fun and in national competitions back home. Aside from the National Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, where can I take her in the NC mountains to enjoy some rowing in a natural setting? Thanks.
The Nantahala River is very fun and fairly fast. I believe it has class 1 to 3 rapids, which most beginners can handle. Several companies offer trips. I've used Carolina Outfitters twice this year and had a lot of fun!

EDIT: FYI, It's about 3.5 hours from the Lake Norman area.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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nevermind just read the post
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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My husband and sons went on the New River a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. My husband does not have a lot of experience in kayaking or canoeing, just for fun.
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