Carolina Whitewater

Carolina Whitewater


9th Edition

A Paddler’s Guide to the Western Carolinas

This updated book guides kayak and canoe paddlers to the best whitewater and flatwater in the western Carolinas.

The ultimate guide to paddling whitewater in the western Carolinas, Carolina Whitewater has guided paddlers to the best creeks and rivers in the Tar Heel and Palmetto states for over 30 years.

Detailed creek and river profiles include:

  • Topographic-based maps
  • Shuttle directions
  • Gauge locations

Kayakers and canoeists will find expanded and updated information for the classic rivers, like the Nolichucky, Nantahala, and French Broad, as well as for several new steep runs, such as Rockhouse Creek, Hurricane Creek, the Gragg Prong, and Big Hungry River. You’ll also get vital information on clubs and organizations, state water trails, and national and scenic rivers.

Waterway data for each run includes:

  • Class of difficulty
  • Length of the run
  • Time to paddle
  • Water level needed to paddle
  • Permits required (if any)
  • Gradient of each run
  • Ratings for scenery

David and Bob Benner have been paddling the Carolinas for decades. David resides in Morganton, NC. Bob Benner is retired and also lives in Morganton.

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Bob Benner, David Benner



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Illustration Notes

B&W photos and maps throughout


Canoe and Kayak Series

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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