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Non-guided up to class II rapids

Ready to spend a relaxing but adrenaline filled day on the river with family and friends? Hop into one of our heavy-duty tubes or kayaks, and float on! Life jackets, helmets and paddles provided and required for this trip. Head down the North Toe River towards a solid mile of class II whitewater and end at the Red Hill swimming hole. Trips go out when water levels are just right. It may just be the ride of your life. Trip is non guided. A guide can be reserved upon request by calling (828) 260-4505.

This trip has two options. Option 1 guests should expect at least a two hour trip, this includes time swimming at the swimming hole. Option two is a 3-4.5 hour trip and allows guests to continue down the river onto the first part of the Lazy Day Tubing section. Note trip times will vary based on water levels.

Ages: 13 and up. All participants must be able to swim proficiently!!!!!

When: Once Daily May-October.  
The tubing season is based on when the weather is warm enough and when it begins to get cold for guest safety and comfort.


Trip 1: (2 hours)
Tubes: $45
Kayaks: $55

Trip 2: (3-4.5 hours)
Tubes: $52
Kayaks: $62

A guide can be booked for an additional $60 but must be reserved in advance by phone or email.

Where:  These trips meet at the Thrifty Adventures Outpost at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville NC 28705.

Please bring: swimsuit, sunscreen, towels, waterproof camera, water shoes, sunglasses with a retention strap, extra contacts if you wear them, and any medicines you might need, and water. If you do not have any of these items you can purchase them at our store.

Please note shoes are required for our river trips. We do have river shoes at our office for purchase. Flip flops or crocks are not adequate and will float away as will any glasses without retention straps.

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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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