Carolina Outfitters offers a scenic nature float trip on the Little Tennessee River, near Bryson City, in Western North Carolina. This river flows through Macon & Swain Counties & is one of the most biologically important areas in North Carolina. It is one of the last remaining southern Appalachian Rivers to have escaped both dam construction & development. The natural environment is rich in both plant & animal life. The river has populations of native fish, mussel & amphibians. The surrounding forest is home to a diverse bird population that includes both year round & seasonal species, including a number of rare warblers. Stately long legged cranes or egrets can often be seen standing in the river. Mink, muskrats, otter & beaver make the riverbank area & tributaries their home. The forest is populated by native animal species including squirrel, rabbits, opposums, raccoons, & deer.
This river is generally family friendly & the waters are relatively warm. This is a guide assisted funyak trip in which the guide leads the trip down the river. Transportation is provided to & from the Carolina Outfitters outpost building. All equipment is provided, including funyaks, life jackets, & paddles. Take a waterproof camera on this trip, you are sure to see many photo opportunities! Funyaks (single or double) are the typical choice of craft for this trip. A bag lunch consisting of a sub sandwich of your choice, chips, & a drink is included on this trip. This is a wonderful trip for both children & adults.
TENNESSEE RIVER NATURE FLOAT TRIP PRICES:
$39.99 per person (includes lunch)
Please note: children must weigh at least 40 lbs. to go on the Nature Float Trip.