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For a one of a kind experience join Thrifty Adventures in a Tube or Kayak for a FLAT WATER float trip on the Toe River in Bakersville/Green Mountain NC. This is one of the USA's last free flowing rivers and is also a world class trout stream! We boast views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with NO CROWDS and a unique experience to see wildlife including eagles, osprey, deer and perhaps even a hellbender! Seasonally you can see the monarch butterfly migration and rhododendron blooms along the rivers banks!

When: May-October, 7 days a week 3 times available - 10 AM, 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM

Who: Small child friendly! Kids 5 and under must be on a parent’s lap or in the boat with an adult. All ages welcome. If you cannot swim no problem! Request a Personal Flotation Device (PFD)! All children under 13 must be in a PFD, shoes are required on all guests and flip flops are not recommended and will wash off your feet! All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult!

Any items you need like water, sunscreen, bug spray, water shoes, dry bags and Chums to hold glasses on your face can be purchased at our Outpost

Cost: Includes PFD and shuttle


$15 2 hour trip with short walk back to Outpost

$20 choose your float length (2-4 hours) with two take out options & round trip shuttle

Adding child under 5 to your lap $5


$55 with shuttle

Sunscreen!  For longer trips you should bring water and snacks. To keep items dry you can always use baggies or purchase a dry sac at the Thrifty Adventures office. You can also rent an extra tube to carry a cooler for drinks and snacks. These tubes will have bottoms to hold a cooler.

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Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Email: thriftyadventures@gmail.com
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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