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Ready to spend a relaxing but adrenaline filled day on the Toe River with family and friends? Join your rescue kayaker and Hop onto one of our heavy-duty tubes and float on! Head down the Toe River towards a solid mile of back to back class II rapids to the Red Hill swimming hole. It may just be the ride of your life.  

A unique treat when paddling with Thrifty is we boast no bumper boats, NO CROWDS. What this means for guests is an increased chance to see wildlife including eagles, osprey, deer, beavers and perhaps even the elusive endangered Hellbender.

Guests should expect at least a 2-3 hour tubing trip plus some extra time swimming at the, Red Hill Swim Hole.

Cost: $60
Group rate for 6+= $55
Group rate for 12+= $50

This trip takes place with a minimum of 2 participants. If 2 people do not book we will reach out to you with additional booking options ????

Please note trip length will vary based on water levels.

Who is this for: ages 13 +. All participants must be able to swim proficiently!!!!! Swim Test if needed will be done at the guideā€™s discretion prior to the trip.

When and where: 
April -October in Bakersville NC on the Toe River Gorge. Please call or email us for booking options. 
Where:  These trips meet at the Thrifty Adventures Outpost at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville NC 28705.

Items to bring: swimsuit, sunscreen, towels, waterproof camera, water shoes, sunglasses with retention strap, extra contacts if you wear them, and any medicines you might need, and water. SHOES REQUIRED! FLIP FLOPS NOT ALLOWED! If you do not have some of these items most of them can be purchased at our office

*alcohol prohibited

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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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