Wildwater News and Media

Need Great Adventure Story Ideas in the Smokies and Blue Ridge? We can help!

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 Company Background

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 white water 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.

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Wildwater In the News

AshevilleNOW Article on The Adventure Center of Asheville

Getaways for Grownups The Chattooga River: Wildly Beautiful 10/3/12

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

Time.com Unique Glamping Destinations 09/07/2012

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

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

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

National Geographic Traveler Raft the Ocoee, Tennessee 4/2009