A shot of a kayaker with an oar on the water.

ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships on the Nantahala River!

Wow! The Nantahala River is set to have the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup on September 7-9 and the ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships in September 2-8, 2013.  Amazing athletes will compete doing a variety of moves and tricks.  It’s said to be the X-Games for Whitewater!

Many locals and visitors have rafted and canoed for years down the Nantahala, enjoying the cool waters that flow from Nantahala Lake, now locals and visitors are in for a treat that this area has never seen before.  A “Wave Shaper” is being  constructed into the river, making for a great feature in the competition and is going to be a draw for pro athletes, locals, beginners, and youth paddlers alike for years to come.

Check out more info on the sport and activities

Looking to stay in the area for this event?  We’ve got you covered – we have cabins close to the Nantahala River!