Things to Know Before You Go

Trip Tips

Whitewater Kayaking Trip

  • Wear river sandals, river shoes or old tennis shoes and clothing you don’t mind getting wet in (bathing suit and t-shirt).
  • Don’t wear flip flops because they will get lost.
  • We sell river shoes at our store if you don’t have anything for your feet.
  • Don’t need extra clothing on the river, we provide sweaters and ponchos if you get chilly and there is no place to change at the river.
  • Lunch and drinks are included and there is a vegetarian option (you’re responsible for other special dietary needs).
  • Kayakers go on the same trip as the rafters.
  • Ages 12 and up.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Arrive at our store in downtown Banner Elk at either 11:00 am or 12:00 pm (depending on which trip you’re on) and please don’t show up early.
  • The trip will return between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.
  • Trips go rain or shine.
  • The temperature at the river is 10 degrees warmer than Banner Elk and receives half the amount of rainfall.
  • If checking the weather, check for Elizabethton, TN and between the hours of 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.