In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and foodservice operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

Canoe & Kayak Whitewater Week of Southern Rivers, CL 1+, CL 2, CL 3, CL4

Date and Time

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Sunday, July 5, 2020


Bryson City, North Carolina,
Other U.S.,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.


Fireworks! Flowering redbud trees! Feisty wave trains! New friends! Join AMC leader and experienced paddlers for a joint-club Week of Rivers with our friends from the Carolina Canoe Club. WE'LL COORDINATE WITH REGISTRANTS TO SEE WHICH DAYS WE ALL WISH TO ATTEND, THUS OPTIMIZING CAR POOL POTENTIAL! In other words, START and END dates are flex! This is the Carolina Canoe Club's flagship annual whitewater paddling event. Each year around the 4th of July, paddlers converge on the Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground in Bryson City, NC for 9 days of paddling fun, evening activities, and camping. ---YOU MUST SIGN UP TO BE A MEMBER WITH CCC for a nominal fee, the ONLY COST to this amazing week, apart from your own lodging and most food. ---- Bryson City is nestled in the western corner of North Carolina, right in the heart of whitewater heaven, the Nantahala River Gorge. Though not a comprehensive list, nearby rivers include the Nantahala, Tellico, Tuckasegee, and Ocoee. There are even wild and scenic CL 1 options, too! As with last year, AMC leaders coordinate a group within the event's bigger base camp and guide you as you choose your challenge each day. One of our chapter paddlers, Liz, lends her legendary dad as a frequent safety river leader VIP. Hang out all 9 days with these very welcoming new friends,, or stay for just a few. That's right, ALL LEVELS of moving water are available each day: from lakes and scenic streams, through many gorge-lined Cl 2-3s, and even Olympic level Cl 4s-5s. Feel free to email me for more info, or view their website:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $20 member
*Participants must sign on as Carolina Canoe Club members for a fee of $20. That covers ACA insurance, ice cream socials, free festival Appalachian band music, fire works, and much, much more! Camping is $12 per person per night. AMC paddling fees waived when joint club trips are coordinated. Bring own food, and at times we'll dine at local restaurants, as well.

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Paddling - Flatwater
Paddling - Whitewater
Paddling - Canoeing

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey




Adults (18+)