People in kayak on Nantahala River at NOC. Water Sports

Whether you enjoy rafting, boating, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or swimming -- Brevard is the place to be. You can go water sliding at Sliding Rock. You can go swimming at Hooker Falls, Lake Dense, and Fawn Lake in Dupont Forest. You can go tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or rafting down the French Board River or Davidson River.

As you can see, there are many rivers, streams, lakes, and waterways ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting near Brevard.

Follow the bends and turns of the free flowing French Broad River in a kayak or canoe and enjoy the perfect mountain views and abundant wildlife found along its banks. While floating along the river you can view some of the waterfalls in Transylvania County. For a more adventurous ride, there are also areas of the French Broad River for white water rafting.

A one hour, 41 mile trip, will take you to Lake Lure where you can go swimming, kayaking, canoeing or boating.

Ninety miles, and 2 hours, from Brevard is the Nantahala Outdoor Center, locally known as NOC. It is 14 miles West of Bryson City on Highway 74-W.