Western North Carolina and the surrounding area provides ample opportunity to enjoy rivers, but many local waters are tail race (or dam controlled.) Below you will find links that help you best determine if the river you are thinking of enjoying will have enough water flowing to make paddling enjoyable. While USGS gauges are typically accurate, occasionally inaccurate information is reported. For additional river information, please check out American Whitewater for detailed river section information.
Below are the local river schedules for Western North Carolina.