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3 Things that Make the Nantahala Awesome

When you’re looking to embark on the North Carolina white water rafting adventure of a lifetime, the feisty Nantahala River is the perfect destination. Named the “#1 Vacation with a Splash” by Good Morning America, the Nantahala draws thousands of visitors every summer.

So, what makes the Nantahala so great? Here are just a few of the river’s most awesome attributes!

1. The Nantahala Is Great for FamiliesNantahala River Rafting

Alternating between 20 rapids and peaceful pools, the Nantahala is ideal for beginners and more experienced rafters alike. As a beginner’s level course, it is great for kids as well as adults. When you choose to have a guide in your raft, you can enjoy the trip and know that your family is good hands. Most parents find it much easier to relax with one of our guides in the raft.

2. The River is Dam-Controlled

The Nantahala is a dam-controlled river. This ensures a consistent and predictable flow of water throughout the entire rafting season, which lasts from April through the end of September. This is a huge benefit because it means that you will never face the disappointment of a reservation being cancelled due to insufficient water.

During the summer, drought and lack of rainfall causes many rivers to shut down to rafting, but as a dam-controlled river, the Nantahala never has these issues. This means that you can book your reservation with confidence that you won’t be stuck dealing with a last-minute cancellation.

3. The Entire Area is Rich in History and Beauty

The Nantahala is an ancient river that flows through a natural rainforest full of Native American history. In between the rapids, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery. In the summer, the warm North Carolina air meets with the cooler temperature of the Nantahala, and a misty fog forms above the river, adding to its beauty and mystery.

For more than 35 years, Rolling Thunder River Co. has provided amazing North Carolina river adventures on the mighty Nantahala River. To join us for the trip of a lifetime, call 1-800-408-7238.

Looking for a Fun and Unique Way to Improve Communication? Here’s How!

Rafting does more than provide an exciting adventure and excellent exercise. For families, outdoor activities like rafting can drastically improve communication and build trust. If yourRafting Benefits for Families family could benefit from some communication and trust building, a visit to Rolling Thunder River Company may be just what you need!

River rafting is an adventure that requires teamwork. Thrilling and challenging trips down the Nantahala or Ocoee River require everyone to communicate and work together. This can greatly strengthen family relationships and establish fellowship among family members.

At Rolling Thunder River Company, we have adventures for people of all ages and skill levels. Your trip will lead you down the scenic Ocoee River or Nantahala River. Nantahala River rafting is ideal for first-timers and younger kids (as long as they’re 7 or older or weigh at least 60 pounds!). The Nantahala has class I, II and a single III rapid near the end of the trip. You can choose to have a guide in your raft, you can follow a guide, or you can go on a non-guided adventure.

For more experienced rafters and kids over the age of 12, Ocoee River rafting provides a more adventurous trip. The Ocoee, which was the site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events, has the most continuous stretch of class III and IV rapids of any river in the United States. Full and half day trips are available, and a certified guide in each raft is included in the cost.

No matter which river is right for your family, a rafting trip is a great way to build communication in a fast-paced, heart-racing environment. As you and your family safely navigate through the rapids, you will build trust and create memories that will last for years to come.

To schedule an amazing day with your family, give Rolling Thunder River Company a call today at 800-408-7238.