Closest rafting to Boone, NC and Johnson City, TN.
The Watauga River is a class 1-2 trip with one exciting class 3 rapid called “Anaconda”.
The Watauga River is an excellent first time family rafting trip. Imagine a relaxed family rafting trip with time play along the way! It is a the perfect first time rafting/float trip for families with younger children ages 4+.
Your Watauga River rafting trip begins below Wilbur Dam and you will raft through scenic farms with mountain views above the historic town of Elizabethton. The Watauga River is dam controlled, which means there is consistent water flows every day throughout the rafting season.
Rafting in North Carolina and Tennessee