media whitewater rafting, canopy tours - Wildfwater

We can help writers, whether on assignment or gathering background, to build a story with unique angles that should pique the interest of your editors.  We have worked with film crews and still photographers to help them achieve their memorable shots.  Each location has its challenges but we know how to work around each of these hurdles.

Consider Wildwater Adventures when you are looking to cover outdoor adventure, family vacations, romantic getaways, or unusual angles to visiting the usual destinations.  We are the original outfitter in the southeast and can provide a unique prospective to your stories.  We are still run by the same family who started it all.  With that kind of history and a well respected reputation in the adventure industry, we are your source for anything outdoors.

Wildwater, the oldest outfitter in the Southeast, started on the Chattooga River in June of 1971.  Jim and Jeanette Greiner pioneered the company, along with the help of their four children.  Today, the company has grown beyond the family boundaries on the Chattooga River to include the Ocoee, Nantahala and Pigeon Rivers.  Over 300 Team Members work seasonally and year round to show our special environments to the general public.

In addition to whitewater rafting, Wildwater offers zipline/canopy tours, canoe and kayak clinics, Raft & Rail© excursion, high ropes course, climbing walls, team-building and a variety of lodging facilities.   Located in the Nantahala Gorge, Falling Waters Adventure Resort offers Yurts & Group Lodge,  opened in July, 1998.  The Chattooga has Group Yurt lodging, Cottages and high end Cabins.

Wildwater is widely recognized as one of the finest whitewater rafting outfitters in the country.  Since 1971, our attention to detail has made us a leader in the outdoor adventure industry.  Providing high quality experiences on our adventure rafting trips, canopy/zipline tours & lodging are our number one priority.  You may not recognize our state-of-the-art equipment or see our staff training programs, but you will recognize our commitment to Quality, Safety and Service.

Contact Info for Journalists/Writers:

Woody Woodruff

828-508-8285 {Cell}


Romantic Asheville- Asheville Treetops Adventure Park near Downtown 10/13/2012

Outside Magazine- Best Fall Whitewater: Ocoee River, Tennessee 10/1/2012

National Geographic Adventure- America’s Best Adventures; Raft the Ocoee, Tennessee 10/1/2012

Asheville Citizens-Time- Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, Tourists will Flock to WNC 9/28/2012 Glamping Destinations 09/07/2012

Rapid River Magazine (NC)- Family Offering Outdoor Adventures Brings “Next Big Thing” to Asheville (pg.41) 09/01/2012

Pull Over and Let Me Out Travel Guide- 5 Things You Will Love About Glamping 09/04/2012

UNC-TV (NC)- “NC Weekend” visits Wildwater Nantahala for zipping, rafting, yurt camping, Jeep exploration tours, and more (Go about 20:24 into the program) 08/30/2012

Capital At Play (NC)- The Capital Adventurist: Ziplining 08/01/2012

The Champion Newspaper (Decatur, GA)- Thrills ‘n spills over the boarder: experiencing Wildwater Ocoee 6/21/2012

East Cobber (Cobb Co., GA)- 40 years after “Deliverance”, Appalachia more welcoming 6/19/2012

The Albany Journal (Albany, GA)- First person tale of a thrilling ride down the Chattooga 6/8/2012

Asheville Citizen-Times- Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures Zipping for Autism event to raise money for WNC Autism services 5/14/2012

Mountain Express (Asheville, NC)- Autism Society of N.C. to host first “Zipping for Autism” fundraiser in Asheville 5/7/2012

Zipping for Autism Video 5/4/2012

Charlotte Observer- Wildwater Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours is named one of 6 great ziplines 4/24/2012

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)- Writer’s multigenerational family vacation includes zipping at Wildwater’s Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours 4/12/2012

Asheville Citizen-Times- Asheville Tourists zipline promotion with Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures is a high-flying home run 4/10/2012

Globe & Mail (Toronto, Canada)- Travel editor from Canada’s largest daily paper enjoys ziplining with her son as part of a “Hunger Games” experience 4/5/2012

Hendersonville Times-News- Tourists game balls to be delivered via zipline 4/3/2012

WNC Parent- Get moving: 10 ideas for active family fun including ziplining

Minor League Baseball News- Wildwater’s Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures partners with Asheville Tourists for never-before-seen stunt 4/2/2012

Ballpark Digest- Zipping into McCormick Field 4/2/2012

Groups Today Magazine- Wildwater’s Zipline Canopy Tours for group travel operators April, 2012

WSPA-TV- Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures on the evening entertainment program “Scene on 7″ 2/28/2012

Asheville Citizens-Times Article- Glamorous Camping at Falling Waters Adventure Resort 5/8/2011

National Geographic Traveler- Raft the Ocoee, Tennessee 4/2009

Go AirTran  Spring Whitewater Rafting Guide, If you are a movie fanatic raft the Chattooga River 3/ 2009  March 2009

The FAMUan  October 2008

The Charlotte Observer  August 2008

The Atlanta Journal Constitution  July, 2008

JaxAirNews July 2008

Hotel, May 2008

The New York Times, October 2007

Our State Magazine, April 2006