1702 Steam Powered Locomotive with Wildwater

If you are looking for a new experience this Fall, come to Bryson City for The Steam of the Smokies!  The 1702 Locomotive is back and is sharing the love on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion.  Last week I was fortunate enough to get to watch as 1702 pulled through Nantahala [...]
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Raft for Kids Sake 2016

Wildwater is hosting the 5th Annual event, Raft For Kids’ Sake, on Saturday, August 20th at our Nantahala Adventure Center! This event is to support the Swain County Big Brother’s Big Sisters organization which pairs up “Bigs” with “Littles” to provide encouragement and friendship for youth in Swain County.  Over […]

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Why Wildwater? Because “It’s Like Being with Family”!

We often get asked “what is the difference between Wildwater and the other companies?” A good question – we all do the same sections of the river, we all have a similar safety record and our equipment is comparable.  The difference?  We treat each of our Guests like family and […]

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Meet Chattooga Team Members Hunter & Amy!

We have many great Team Members.  We recently sat down with our Chattooga River Manager, Hunter Hamm, and our Chattooga Canopy Manager, Amy Bolton, to see what brought them to Wildwater, what challenges they face daily and what they enjoy to do in their spare time.  Also, find out their […]

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Boredom Busters for Kids in the Chattooga Area!

Summer is flying by and will be over before you know it!  If you are looking for things to do with your kids while visiting Wildwater Chattooga, here is a list of some fun, cool things to explore in the area! Waterfalls and Hiking – Oconee County has over 300 waterfalls. Learn […]

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Summer Adventures for Families Ages 4 – 94!

Are you looking for something different from your typical summer vacation to the beach?  Are you are wanting something more adventurous that is suitable for the entire family?  Why not give the mountains of SC, NC & TN a try!  Wildwater has lodging and outdoor activities for families ages 4-94! […]

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Father’s Day Adventures with our Wildwater Dads!

Father - Son Kayaking

Father - Son Kayaking

What can be better than spending the day on an adventure with your kids for Father’s Day?  Our Wildwater Dads love to get outdoors and spend time with their kids.  Enjoy reading about some of their adventures! Jack Wise (Wildwater CEO) For years I took my young son kayaking and […]

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Pigeon River Area Bucket List

As we continue our Bucket List series, we want to highlight several of the Must-Dos in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area.  Admittedly, many of these activities focus on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) but for good reason – this year is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park […]

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Ocoee River Spring Rafting!

Wildwater Ocoee River Rafting

Wildwater Ocoee River Rafting

Spring has sprung, leaves are popping, and the Wildwater Ocoee Guide Team is geared up and ready to take you on a rafting adventure.  Come visit Wildwater Ocoee, located on the border of the Cherokee National Forest and start your spring/summer off with a splash. The dogwoods are in full […]

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Ocoee River Area Bucket List

For the 3rd addition of our area bucket lists we will focus on the Ocoee River Area.  Located on the Ocoee Scenic Byway (Hwy. 64) between Murphy, NC and Ducktown, TN, you will find a multitude of activities and history in this area.  Here are some of our favorite things […]

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