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Feeling adventurous? Hit the river this summer to try whitewater rafting adventure in Elizabethton, Tennessee, Book a Whitewater Rafting Trip for as low as $49 per person for 2.5 - 3 hours. Rates: Classic Upper Rafting • Adult: $59 • Child under 12: $49 Explorer Rafting • Adult: $79 • Child under 12: $69 Expedition Rafting • Adult: $99 • Child under 12: $89 Guided River Tubing $30 - $49 What You Can Expect: Classic Rafting Adventure, most popular trip you will experience Class I & II Whitewater Rapids on the Beautiful Watauga River. Starting at the Headwaters of Watauga River Tennessee Wilbur Dam the oldest dam in Tennessee built in 1908 and completed in 1912; this is the start of all TVA waterways in Tennessee ensuring consistent whitewater rafting all season. Experience fast moving water with gentle ripples, class I & II rapids, and smooth pools while you laugh enjoying every splash. This trip is a great way to experience rafting for your first time, great for children and the young at heart. This Class I & II Whitewater Adventure is easy. This is one of the safest whitewater rafting rivers in all river classifications. The Lower River trips are a blast you will experience surf ledge my favorite a low class II rapid that will allow a boat to nose surf. The terrain is different than the upper part of Watauga more rapids and faster water but all Class I & II whitewater.. The Expedition, Explorer, and Express Rafting Trips start in the mid afternoon around 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and earlier on Saturdays depending upon water levels. We offer different check in times to raft which should accommodate any busy schedule. TVA guarantees us water for rafting on the Watauga from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. TVA starts generating water for rafting from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday, and 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturdays. Most Sundays TVA does not generate water for rafting, but Watauga Kayak provides guided river kayak and lake kayak trips on Watauga River and Watauga Lake. Once you arrive at our shop, you will check in and get fitted for your PFD, have time for a indoor restroom break, and after a short paddle safety talk we load up for a very short drive to the top of the river to start your river rafting adventure. We now offer Guided River Tubing two trips available from a bit of lazy mixed with Whitewater excitement. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Send Booking Inquiry” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
Watauga Kayak is a small locally owned and operated outfitter shop on the banks of the Watauga River. We specialize in guided whitewater rafting, guided Lake and River kayak tours, guided primitive cave trips, and kayak rentals.We are just minutes from the Bristol Race track, Watauga Lake, Wilbur Lake, and located on the Watauga River. We have many trips available to meet your ability and desires. Come visit us on the river, we offer free pictures of our guide trips.Our rentals are available Monday - SaturdaySunday rentals by reservation only
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
All our trips are guided and we no longer offer rentals.