Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures, NC

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures, NC

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures is to become the foremost provider of overnight rafting adventures to serve Western North Carolina (Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Boone). Staffs are outdoor enthusiasts as well as seasoned river professionals to connect adventure newcomers and veterans alike with overnight adventure activities.

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Rivers

Experience the scenic beauty of the rivers of Western North Carolina as you enjoy a fun-filled overnight adventure or full/half day rafting. If it's excitement and fun you're looking for, you've come to the right place! At Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures you will experience rafting on beautiful and historic rivers.

French Broad River

This beautiful section of river is located in Western North Carolina. If your family or group is visiting the Little Switzerland, Spruce Pine or Bakersville NC areas this is the full day adventure with all the right stuff.

Flowing 201 miles, the French Broad is the longest river in North Carolina. It is the third oldest river in the world, older than the mountains through which it travels. Only the Nile and the New River predate it. - Class 3-4 - Minimum age is 7.

North Toe River

Surrounded by majestic mountains, the Toe River Valley was first inhabited by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians who used the valley as a hunting ground. The Toe River has a lot to offer. Safe for the youngest of kids(4) in our guided rafts and great fun in our one man rafts. This adventure leaves from Boone,NC and Spruce Pine,NC. All trips give a river safety instructional prior to the trip.

The Toe River springs to life from Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern US. It flows through scenic gorges as it becomes the Nolichucky River, and eventually the French Broad. Historic Spruce Pine and Bakersville are located along the banks of the Toe.- FAMILY FUN - Minimum age is 3-years-old for half day and 5-years-old for full day and overnighters.

Caving

Enjoy the wondrous beauty of underground exploration as our guides take you through some of eastern Tennessee's most amazing caves. This trip meets in Boone, Banner Elk or Blowing Rock. The minimum group size is 8.

Overnight Rafting Adventures, Rafting in NCOvernight Rafting Adventures

One Day of Rafting

Similar to the adventure above, but also enjoy the luxury and convenience of bathrooms & hot showers. This trip is also a overnight adventure that includes one day of rafting, one night camping at a campground with bathhouse and three meals. However, the sky is the limit and we will gladly make your trip as extravagant as your budget and imagination will allow.

Two Days of Rafting

For the truly adventurous offering an overnight rafting trip. This package includes two days of rafting, one night of wilderness camping, three meals, and the most memorable vacation of a lifetime! As these trips require a good deal of planning for overnight adventure. min. age 7.

Area accommodations and attractions:

Bear Den Campground:

Bear Den Campground, Spruce Pine NCEnjoy the cool mountain breezes and spectacular views at 3000 ft. elevation in the center of the High Country of North Carolina, the South's most famous playground. Adjacent to...and entrance directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit Spruce Pine, the Gemstone Mining Capital of the United States (As seen on the Learning Channel) or hike the well known Appalachian Trail or tour the famous Penland School of Crafts. Enjoy the peacefulness of nature on a first name basis. Centered in the Pisgah National Forest; an environment conducive to relaxation from everyday stress. The Mountain Villas, although situated in the heart of a thick wooded forest, offers all the comforts for those who desire the best of both worlds. Bear Den Mountain Villas offer small, rustic cabin rentals in Spruce Pine, Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Address & contact:
Bear Den Campground
600 Bear Den Mountain Rd
Spruce Pine NC 28777
Phone: 828-765-2888
Fax: 828-765-2864

Spring Maid Mountain:

This secluded 400 acre retreat, located on the North Toe River, offers peace, quiet and tranquility. Just a mile and a half off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Springmaid Mountain offers an abundance of activities to keep you busy your entire stay with us! Rafting, tubing or canoeing down the North Toe River can be scheduled. Additionally, Springmaid offers hiking around the Blue Ridge, where you can hike to the waterfall or nearby mountain overlook.

Horseback riding is also a favorite of guests here at Springmaid Mountain. Spend your afternoon on a guided trail ride through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain scenery. Also offer HAY RIDES. You can load up in a hay wagon and ride all over the property, cross the river and travel primitive roads throughout Springmaid Mountain! Springmaid Mountain is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Springmaid Mountain is open year round.
Address & contact:
Spring Maid Mountain
2171 Henredon Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: 828-765-2353

Mitchell County:

The Chamber operates two locations in Mitchell County. The Mitchell County Visitor’s Center is located in the Museum of NC Minerals, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Visitor’s Center greets over 200,000 visitors each year and provides them with information about the county. Administrative offices for the Chamber are housed in the Wylie Building in downtown Spruce Pine. Being located half way between Hickory and Asheville along Interstate 40, the Marion, craft studios and galleries including the renowned Penland School of Crafts, onto the Parkway to an historic apple orchard, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, gallery and studio touring, gemstone mining, Spruce Pine, Little Switzerland Area makes a great "base camp" area for exploring the mountains of North Carolina. 
Address & contact:
Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 858
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
VISITOR CENTER: 1-800-227-3912 or (828) 765-9483
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES: (828) 765-9033
FAX NUMBER: (828) 765-9034
Contact: http://www.mitchell-county.com/contact/form.php

Fish WNC (Blue Ridge Fishing Adventures):

Whether fly fishing, spin fishing or bait casting for monster musky the guides at Blue Ridge Fishing Adventures will work hard to make your fishing adventure the most memorable in Western North Carolina, whether you are a novice or well seasoned angler. Float trips meet in the Spruce Pine /Bakersville, NC area. Offering:

Melton Hill Lake Musky trip that meets in the Oakridge/Knoxville, Tennessee area. Melton Hill Reservoir has a watershed area of 3,343 square miles and covers 5,690 square acres of lake surface.

Full/Half Day Float Trip meets in the Spruce Pine/ Bakersville, NC area. Trips are taken on the Toe, Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. These rivers offer some the best small mouth bass and musky fishing in North Carolina.

Overnight Float Trip includes two days fishing, 2 lunches, dinner, breakfast and a great outdoor experience.

Wade Trips meet in Spruce Pine/Bakersville, NC. Wade trips are limited to small creeks and streams for action packed trout fishing.
Address & contact:
Fish WNC (Blue Ridge Fishing Adventures)
Spruce Pine/ Bakersville, NC area
Phone: 1-828-688-2178
Email: jes...@fishwnc.com

WNC (Western North Carolina) Trout:

Dedicated to the sport of flyfishing and conservation minded and practice "Leave No Trace" camping and try to have very minimal impact on the local environment. Strictly practice Catch and Release, mostly because IT WORKS!! Over the years caught some of the same fish from the same spots year in and year out proving the Catch and Release is a great practice. Also offer both float and wade trips for trout and smallmouth bass here in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee!
Address & contact:
WNC Trout
PO Box 54  Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-659-0059    
Email: sco...@wnctrout.com

Tarheel Angler:

Tarheel Outfitters Full Service Flyshop and Guide Service.We offer A complete line of Fly Fishing Equipment, Camping Equipment, Clothing and many specialized items with Expert Service from a knowledgeable staffs. Also enjoy:

Fishing in the GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has about 2,115 miles of streams within its boundaries, and protects one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern United States. The park offers a wide variety of angling experiences from remote, headwater trout streams to large, cool water smallmouth bass streams. Most streams remain at or near their carrying capacity of fish and offer a great opportunity to catch these species throughout the year. Fishing is permitted year-round in the park, from 30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset. 
Address & contact:
Tarheel Angler
280 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: 704-482-8533
Email at i...@tarheelangler.com or bestguides@tarheelangler.com                                      

Wolf Sanctum:

The Wolf Sanctum was founded to provide a safe refuge for captive born Wolves (and Wolf-dogs). Programs consist of an educational program given by the Director about the Wolf: their importance as a top predator in our eco-system; interesting facts about the wolf; their behavior; and current conservation efforts. Group participants will get to meet the residents of The Wolf Sanctum, which represent several sub-species of the Gray Wolf. As each new wolf finds a safe refuge in our sanctuary, it adds to the melodious albeit mournful sounding chorus of howls,  an old refrain for survival.  It is a plea we should not, cannot, ignore.
Address & contact:
The Wolf Sanctum
131 Wolf Crossing
Bakersville, NC  28705
Phone: (828) 688-9005
Email: dire...@wolfsanctum.org

Blue Ridge Parkway:

The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called "America's Favorite Drive", is the most visited unit of America's National Park System. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a designated All- American Road. A drive down the Parkway provides stunning, long range vistas and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian Mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile and stop-awhile experience, so please don't be in a hurry.
Address & contact:
The Blue Ridge Parkway
P. O. BOX 2136
ASHEVILLE, NC 28802-2136
Contact: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/order.asp

High country Inn:

Family owned and operated for over 20 years, the High Country Inn is different from other high country lodging facilities. It is carved into a mountain on 14 acres containing a spring that continuously turns the area's largest water wheel except when it is frozen to a standstill during the dead of winter.
Address & contact:
High Country Inn
1785 Hwy 105, Boone, NC
Phone: 828-264-1000
E-mail: high...@gmail.com

Acknowledgement:

http://www.nps.gov/
http://www.highcountryinn.com/
http://www.ncrafting.com/
http://www.mitchell-county.com/
http://www.fishwnc.com/
http://www.tarheelangler.com/
http://www.wnctrout.com/
http://www.wolfsanctum.org/

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