Bring Your Family to the Smokies!

Which Rafting, Zipping or Adventure trip is best for my family?

Wildwater knows families! As a 3 generation family business, parents, kids and grand kids grew up rafting and zipping. We understand not only age and weight limits for white water rafting on all our rivers and whether or not the smallest zippers can make it across the zipline, but we also understand how to make sure your kids are set up for success in the outdoors. From our expert training of our professional guides and rangers, to our decades-old philosophy that kids and families will have the best experiences when they start with the easiest adventures, Wildwater makes sure that families pick the right trip.  That then allows you to step up in challenge and excitement after those first successful trips. Take a family adventure, unplug for a few hours, make memories and tell stories for generations. We often see three generations on Canopy Tours, and the Nantahala Rail packages allow for shared time for all ages. Whether coming for half a day or a week, use our handy parent’s and grandparent’s guide to picking your family trip below.

Ages 4+

AVAILABLE TRIPS

  • Lower Pigeon River Rafting
  • Nantahala Kidzip
  • Asheville Kidzip
  • Asheville Adventure Park

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • No experience needed
  • White water is moving water, Class 1 and 2
  • Rafting is fully guided
  • Ziplines are designed for smallest kids and light weights
  • Adults escort littlest ones on all courses/trips
  • Great activities for multi-generation families to do together!

Ages 8+

ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE TRIPS

  • Chattooga River White Water Rafting – Section 3
  • Chattooga River White Water Rafting – Mini Trip
  • Upper Pigeon River White Water Rafting
  • Nantahala River White Water Rafting

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • No experience needed
  • White water is swift moving, fun bouncy waves, Class 2 and 3
  • Rafting is fully guided
  • Great activities for multi-generation families to do together!

Ages 10+

ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE TRIPS

  • All full length zipline courses:
  • Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours
  • Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours
  • Ocoee River Canopy Tours
  • Pigeon River Canopy Tours
  • Asheville Zipline Canopy Tours

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • No experience needed
  • Canopy Tour Ziplines minimum age is 10
  • Minimum weight is 70 lbs and maximum weight is 250lbs.
  • Great activities for multi-generation families to do together!

Ages 12+

ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE TRIPS

  • Chattooga River White Water Rafting – Section 4
  • Ocoee River Rafting – Middle Section
  • Ocoee River White Water Rafting – Upper Section
  • Ocoee River White Water Rafting – Combo Upper and Middle Trip

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • No experience needed, some experience encouraged
  • White water is Class 2, 3, and 4
  • Rafting is fully guided
  • Great activities for active multi-generation families to do together!