Endless River Adventures

Endless River Adventures


Texas Pete is missing in the Fontana Lake area. Please let me know if you see or hear of him. He is my 11 year olds closest companion & she’s devastated. He is wearing a blue & green collar. If found please contact Nedra Creson at (828)400-1171 #missingpets
We had an awesome weekend with Neal as our guide!!! Ask him about the new name we gave to Chicken Beach!
Thanks to Neil and Kirk for an awesome afternoon on the river!
I have been bringing different size groups to the Nantahala gorge, rafting for the last 8 years. We have always used the services of ERA. We have never!!! had a bad time. They are family friendly and a non corporate feel. Facilities are perfect, with the store, facilities, buses, etc. We usually get there early and set up a picnic spot by the river at Ferebee wayside park. Then we raft and have a cook out by the river and usually a mean game of ultimate frisbee. My 2 boys have grown up here and will be going back long after I'm gone. I hope ERA will still be there for there kids.
Could you give us out of state people a breakdown of the North Carolina rules for visitors to the Nantahala Gorge? Any idea of when campgrounds will open? Are visitors allowed to come into the gorge and paddle without the self quarantine? etc. thanks for any help you can be. is retail open at ERA? thanks
My lovely lady modeling the latest in fall fashion.
BLUF: Paddling instruction under Endless River is worth the cost! I have been a whitewater kayaker for 2 years and love for this sport makes me want to go to the next level. While I could ferry like a boss and had a decent onside roll I knew I needed work on stroke efficiency. At first I was sceptical as to whether this personal kayaking instruction was worth the cost. Now one month out from my class with Michael Taylor, my boating skills are solidly on the next level: I now have a bomb proof roll right and left and my paddling buddies have remarked how my paddling has become much more fluid and efficient. For me, I had to understand that I was doing things to make my strokes inefficient, having the humility to understand that and then trust the person teaching it. Michael Taylor is has solid paddling credentials and is an excellent instructor.
Very professional, safe, and passionate about paddling
I know it's too late to ask this, but where can I get a Gyramax large sprayskirt? (and impossible...) Thanks to fabulous ERA in advance. I put your bumper sticker on my car. :) Hugs to all y'all.
Shop dog Cody on break at NOC.
Juliet and Whitney...here ya go.
Action on the Cheaoh River today.

We are a small company by choice; measuring our success in terms of customer service, not numbers. Staff and friends are all part of our extended family of whitewater enthusiasts.

We specialize in providing our guests with a "wow" experience here at Endless River Adventures! Whether you want to go whitewater rafting, take a world-class kayaking course, learn how and where to catch the best fish in Western NC, take a relaxing kayak tour of area lakes, or join us in exploring the rivers, mountain biking trails and culture of Costa Rica and Ecuador, we have the adventure for you!! Endless River Adventures is a small company by choice; measuring our success in terms of customer service, not numbers. Our decision to stay small gives us two distinct advantages over our competitors. The first is that we offer our guests a sense of community; once you're here, you're family. The second is our flexibility. We will customize our trips and work to accommodate the needs of your group, even if you're out exploring on your own. We also have an Outfitters Store, stocked for paddlers by paddlers. We carry some of the best paddling equipment on the market, as well as a full line of off-river apparel. We make it even easier with our online store! Keep us in mind the next time you want an escape from the ordinary!

It’s a Cascades/Upper Nantahala Friday afternoon! 4-7. Enjoy!!

Smoky Mountain Living Magazine

Morning fog on the Nantahala River.
thanks Passmore Photography

Laura showing some attitude bouncing right through the meat of Hell Hole. #kidskayaking #goforit #ocoeehellhole #getoutside #kidsneedtoplayoutside

More rare than a Big Foot sighting. #legendsofwhitewater #themyththelegend

We’re pushing for 10-year old Rio to be one of our future river guides. He already has the name for it. And the love of being on the river. #getonthewater #kidsgetoutside #rafting #getoutside #nantahala

Appreciation of nature is one of the 6 top reasons children need to play outside per a Harvard Medical School study. Let your kids spend time outside. #kidsoutside #explorenature #kayakingisfun

Sisters sharing time together. #flyfishing #wncflyfishing #sisters #womenflyfishing

Our porch is always a treasure chest of consignment boats looking for new homes. Currently we have a Pyranha i4, LLCR250, LL Stomper, Pyranha 420 and DeltaV. All ranging from $300-$550.

Inspiring young paddlers to challenge themselves. #goforit #youcandoit #getacoach #gokayaking

Good news on two fronts:
The landslides in the Gorge have been cleaned up thanks to the hard work of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

And we have restocked our ice cream cooler!!

Want the best multi-sport trailer on the market? This is it. State of the art. Light. Custom.
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[08/01/20]   Heads up Nantahala Paddlers!
Due to an incredible storm on top of the Gorge last night, landslides have happened again between Endless and the Quarry.
Crews have been on the job since 7AM. The first word is that it will be about 3-4 hours before it is cleared. We will keep everyone posted.

Learning to kayak is how two sisters from Dallas TX found themselves experiencing the beauty of the Chattooga River. #whitewaterismagic #getoutside #kayaking #sisterfun

Most call it the end of the work day- that is, unless you’re part of this team. And then it’s worthwhile getting together to talk through teaching the kayak roll. That motivation driven by Ken- who came up with the C-to-C roll, and Craig, who has taken teaching the roll to a level that inspires all of us. #kayakroll #striveforgreatness #nevergoodenough #doitbetter

Making the most of the river on a beautiful summer day. #havesomefun #goforit

Have a young aspiring kayaker that needs some gear? We have a selection of youth pfd’s, helmets, skirts and booties. Donated by a caring fellow paddler. All proceeds will go to the Needmoreoutdoors foundation


Paddling Partners: ERA and Wavesport - Endless River Adventures

In tribute to the passing of Chan Zwanzig, we want to share the history of our partnership with Wave Sport. Thank you Chan for turning our industry around. Nobody did it better than you and your team of athletes!!


Wave Sport

endlessriveradventures.com For many new boaters, having a good time on class II or III whitewater like the Nantahala is as good as it gets. You catch eddies, surf fun waves, maybe even jump in a big bubbly hole. You cheer on your friends or give them pointers on how to stay on longer, complete a flat […]

Just upstream of the well known and enjoyed Nantahala River is the bypass section of the river. Normally this section of the river, known as the Cascades and Upper Nantahala, has a minimum flow- enough to sustain a world class trout population. But several times a year this section of the river runs full flow; sometimes due to heavy rainfall, or due to a mandated release schedule that Duke Energy follows. This afternoon is one of those mandated flows. Let’s go!!
Thanks @robgiersch for the great photo!

Congratulations to Paige and Corey on their wedding!! Thank you so much for including us in the festivies!!

We are all smiles with the addition of @hiko.cz rescue vests. We brought them in because we are so impressed with the design. And fit. And they look good!!

Lake Fontana is the perfect place to disconnect and enjoy some time outdoors - and we can help you do that. #kayaktour #lakefontana #getoutside

Yep- it’s called Double Trouble for a reason 😆 #ocoee #gobigorgohome #doubletrouble #durable thanks @benjamingriss for the great pictures!!

This is why we need to continue to support American Whitewater

American Whitewater, along with several other river conservation partners, filed litigation today challenging new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that would limit the ability of states to protect water quality at federlly-licensed hydropower projects. The new rule effectively sidelines the role the states and the public have long played in permitting decisions affecting clean water, undercutting the central role of the states in protecting water quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The new rule guts the Clean Water Act's Section 401 provisions, which for nearly 50 years have provided for states' and authorized Tribes' self-determination in permitting for a wide array of projects requiring federal approval within their borders. The rule also suppresses state and Tribal public participation processes that moor U.S. water policy in the harbor of democracy.

Possibly the best program we’ve ever put together. Thank you Mainspring Conservation Trust for teaming up with us to make EcoSplash Camps a reality. #getkidsoutside #kidsneedtobekids #kidsandscience #ecosplash



" I really appreciate everything your business is doing to protect your staff and customers during this time. It’s what made you stand out as I was doing research on possibilities for us. We have not been vacationing due to the pandemic but thought it could be fun to drive up from Chattanooga for the day."

Wanting to get outside but worried about crowds and exposure? The river is a wonderful place to be and we are trying to take the recommended precautions to make sure you feel comfortable venturing out. Thank you Rebekah for your words of encouragement:

Want to know more about our precautions? Here is a link to our statement: https://www.endlessriveradventures.com/2020/05/08/reopening-endless-river-adventures/

endlessriveradventures.com During this unprecedented time, your health and safety is what is most important. Your return means our staff can return as well. We want everyone back in our happy place!!

When your guides have as much fun on the river as you, you know your trip is going to be splashtastic!! #nantahala #lovewhatyoudo #rafting

The community owes Ben and Neal a huge thank you for their hard work getting the tree out from Big Kahuna (and then Junkyard) so that the Cascades are good to go tonight. The release is 4-7 release. Keep an eye out for wood.

We’re voting that Evelyn’s earned an A in her summer PE class for knocking out rolling - on both sides, in one day. #ilovekayaking #rollingakayak

Thanks to all our friends and family who made river time part of their 4th of July festivities. #whitewaterismagic #notimelikerivertime #getoutside #828isgreat

Getting kids outside.

Sunshine. Exercise. Executive Function. Taking Risks. Socialization. Appreciation of Nature. Only six of the reasons why kids need to be outside.  Our kids camps bring all these together with learning how to kayak and fly fish and raft.

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Our little town.

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Kids Camps 2020- session II is in full swing. River time. Unstructured play time. And ice cream of course!! #getkidsoutside #kidskayaking #getoutside #whitewaterismagic @sodapopsicecreamparlor

Mandy and her family came out from Colorado to enjoy some NC sunshine and rivers. She’s going home with her own boat. And purchasing the boat is supporting our new foundation #needmoreoutdoors. Thank you Mandy. And thank you David Gray for all your support.

Sunshine. Exercise. Executive Function. Taking Risks. Socialization. Appreciation of Nature. Only six of the reasons why kids need to be outside.  Our kids camps bring all these together with learning how to kayak and fly fish and raft.

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