This is Class II-III whitewater, excellent for advanced beginners and intermediate paddlers wanting an opportunity to sharpen skills. Note: this trip may be cancelled or modified if there is not enough flow.
American Whitewater says “The Tuck is a fun little river and an excellent place to learn to paddle or work on skills. There are many places to practice eddy turns, ferries and peel outs without serious consequences. The minimum "fun" level is about 450-500 cfs with 800-1500 cfs being a nice level that covers up most of the shallow sections, without being too pushy. The rapids are wave trains/holes with good pools below to recover boats and swimmers.”
Required equipment: PFD, helmet and whistle. Whitewater kayaks need spray skirts. Recreational boats are not permitted. A towel and dry clothes for afterwards are recommended. Bring drinking water and sunscreen.
Meet at Home Depot at 7:30 AM. We will stop for a Waffle House breakfast along the way. Expect to arrive at the Dillsboro put-in at around 11:15 AM and set shuttle. If you prefer to meet us at the river, contact me for specifics. There is a bathroom/dressing room at the put-in.
After shuttling, we should be on the river around noon and off by about 4 PM.
Please do not just show up on the day of the trip; you must first sign up or contact the trip coordinator.