AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

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

Date and Time

Friday, July 2, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021


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


Registration is required for this activity.


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, AND TO KEEP UP ON BEST COVID GUIDELINES! 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 up to 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 low cost campsite in a huge, wide open field, and your own 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 in the past, AMC leaders coordinate with safe, local river leader. This national festival has some of the greatest paddlers in the country. Within the event's base camp, we'll help 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. He was an infamous director of swift water safety and rescue for ACA and AWW 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 in the past has been about $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+)