The scenic New River gently flows through the rugged hillsides of Ashe and Watauga Counties of North Carolina and is PERFECT for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Picturesque pastures and farmlands provide a serene setting as paddlers leisurely float downstream.
The New River, one of the oldest rivers in world, is one of few with a northward flow. The “New” springs from its headwaters in Blowing Rock, NC to form a gentle stream that flows through the Blue Ridge Mountains through Todd North Carolina and grows into a mighty river as it winds through southern Virginia and West Virginia, eventually finding its way to the mighty Ohio River.
These slow-moving waters provide a scenic passageway through abundant wildflowers, inspiring mountain scenery and excellent birding. Gliding in a canoe or kayak is undoubtedly the best way to absorb the serenity of this pristine river, conveniently located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and flowing through Todd, NC, and provides a relaxing trip for those visiting the Western NC area!
The New River is a perfect float trip for small children and first-timers who are planning on visiting the High Country of Western North Carolina. Most sections are waist deep and the riverbed can be seen through the crystal clear water.
Before launching downstream, guests receive a brief lesson on the basic strokes, water safety tips, and what to expect on the river. Wahoo’s offers tours from two to seven hours and overnight trips are available on request.
The New River is also ideal for anglers (NC Fishing permit is required) as it's teaming with monster-sized smallmouth bass and trophy trout. If you’re an avid fisherman, don’t forget to bring your pole and tackle box and be prepared for a great day of fishing.
Wahoo's also offers state-of-the-art camping equipment, along with guides who will set up your campsite and prepare delicious meals cooked over an open fire. Primitive camping along our outpost is also available for individuals by reservation. Snuggle into your sleeping bag with the soothing sounds of the river and nothing more than a tent between you and Mother Nature.
We are the only outfitter with an outpost on the river , boasting over a thousand feet of river frontage. It features a park-like setting with a large picnic shelter, tables, changing area and a bathroom. Ample parking is provided for the convenience of our guests so they can leave the outpost at their leisure.
Our New River Outpost is the ideal setting for a lazy day on the river for the entire family and the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life.
We look forward to seeing you on the river!
For those who are looking for an adventure off the river, Wahoo’s Adventures offers mountain biking along the historic New River Valley in historic Todd North Carolina. There are several trails including the Railroad Grade Road which was home to the Tweetsie Train and connects to the Old Creeper Train Trail that winds through the relatively flat New River Valley. The lush mountain countryside provides breathtaking scenery, and maybe even the chance to see several species of birds and other wildlife. This is a gentle adventure that will not soon be forgotten.
Enjoy FREE TUBING after any Canoeing or Kayaking trip on the New River when you go with Wahoo's!
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