White Water Rafting Tuckaseegee Outfitters

Family Friendly Whitewater Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Whitewater Rafting

Captain Your Own Boat

River rafting on the Tuckaseegee is self-guided allowing your group or family to go at your own pace not led down the river at a pace dictated by scheduling demands. This allows time to stop enjoy the views and step back from the often hectic pace of life (Reservations Recommended).

Whitewater Guided Rafting

Guided Trips

Guided whitewater rafting trips are available for those who need extra help or attention floating down the river. With prior reservation, we would be happy to arrange for a guide to accompany you and your group during your river adventure. Please give us a call to reserve a guide.

Family Friendly Rafting

Variety of Rafts

We offer a variety of rafts for a family-friendly whitewater adventure! Choose one that best fits you or your group. Water levels vary depending on the time of year. During the times of high water, a raft offers a more stable platform for floating down the Tuckaseegee River.

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Whitewater Rafting, Extreme Tubing, Kayaking and more on the Tuckaseegee River!

We’re your float trip and tubing destination on the Tuckaseegee River in the Great Smoky Mountains. There is no better location in the Southeast to go rafting with your kids.

River trips start from our Outfitters at Barkers Creek Crossing 3 miles North of Dillsboro (NC 28725) on hwy 74 & 441. We issue equipment and do our pre trip briefing at the Outfitters. The Outfitters location is where you park your car and return to at the end of your trip. After your trip visit our store for outdoor equipment, t-shirts, snacks, and more. The Tuckaseegee Outfitters also offers clean restroom facilities for customers. Your 5 mile trip down the river from Dillsboro ends at our Outfitters so no 2nd. bus ride in wet clothes to your car.

Tuckaseegee Outfitters

4909 Hwy 74 Whittier NC 28789

Great Smoky Mountains Tuckaseegee Outfitters
The River

The Tuckaseegee is part of the Tennessee River Valley, its water eventually flows into the Mississippi River and on down to the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the western part of North Carolina flowing through a scenic mountain valley and several quaint mountain communities.

While warmer than some of the other dam controlled rivers in the area, the Tuckaseegee usually runs about 70 degrees in the summer months.

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Lazy Tubing

Take a relaxing ride down a calmer section of the river. Join us for a family friendly tubing experience.

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Family Friendly Tubing
Family Friendly Tubing Near Dilsboro

White Water Tubing

Feeling up for a challenge? Float down the river in class I and II rapids.

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Whitewater Rafting and Tubing

Whitewater Tubing

Looking for something a little more exciting? Float down the Tuckaseegee River in class I and II rapids.

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Whitewater Rafting and Tubing
  • star rating  Last year i took my Brother in law on this and we had a blast, now this is a much better course than the NOC because it is not as... read more


    star rating  We really enjoyed our rafting trip down the Tuckasegee. I would recommend Tuckasegee Outfitters to anyone in the area that wants to raft or kayak down a fun river. Our... read more


    star rating  We had a great time kayaking along the Tuckasegee! Staff were really great and I appreciated the owner’s accommodation to take our family to the drop off point privately to... read more


    star rating  Thank you Shawn for an amazing time white water rafting down the Tuskegee River! Looking forward to seeing you again some day!

  • star rating  Owner was awesome, and very accomodating. Safety btiefing covered the basics, but was suffivient enough for us to feel comfortable on the trip.

    Rafe P

    star rating  Our family choose this group because they are one of the few that allow small children- our boys 5 and 7 have never been, my husband and I have enjoyed... read more


    star rating  The Tuck is a more relaxed river than others we’ve been on, but it has a couple of Class 2 rapids. Cool views; saw a bald eagle and a... read more


    star rating  I called ahead & got a reservation. This was the highlight of our vacation! Everyone in our family of 4 ,ages 11-47 loved it! We got 2 tandem kayaks. Would... read more

  • star rating  We had originally reserved with another rafting company, but they canceled on us last minute. We called this company and they were able to accomadate us! The staff was friendly... read more

    Jessica b

    star rating  We stopped here to go rafting or tubing at 215 Sunday afternoon. We did not have reservations but their website indicated that one didn’t have to and their physical sign... read more


    star rating  Relaxed river for little kids to get experience with rafting. Took a guided trip with a group of 14 including kids from 5 to 12 yrs old. Too slow for... read more

    Joseph E

    star rating  We had a blast on the calm tubing trip. There were just enough small rapids to make it fun with the in-laws and cousins but still calm enough to crack... read more

  • star rating  We patronize Tuckasegee Outfitters almost every summer. They are the best for guided rafting or renting a 1-person ”duckie.” If you have small
    kids or just want a low-stress, fun... read more


    star rating  Hubby and I rented individual kayaks and floated the 2.5 miles down river from where these guys drop you in. The staff were all super friendly, gave some good advice,... read more

White Water Rafting on Tuckaseegee

Whitewater Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

Tuckaseegee Outfitters

4909 Hwy 74 Whittier NC 28789