2018 Cascades & Upper Nantahala River Releases

Cascades & Upper Nantahala River Releases

Upper Nantahala River scheduled releases for 2018 are brought to you by our friends at American Whitewater. Nantahala Outdoor Center is a proud sponsor of American Whitewater's work to conserve and restore whitewater across the country, and especially in the Southeast. 

The Upper Nantahala is 3.1 miles of road scoutable class III+, perfect for kayakers looking to advance their skills in continuous whitewater. The Cascades are 0.7 miles of easy to lap, high quality class IV-V whitewater.

Come out for featured Cascades & Upper Nantahala River releases and a good time at NOC's Spring Fling on April 28, 2018 and our Guest Appreciation Festival (GAF) on September 28-30, 2018.


Other 2018 River Releases:


2018 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Recreational River Releases

April 2018

Dates Flow / Time
4/28 250cfs 10am - 4pm
4/29 350cfs 10am - 4pm

June 2018

Dates Flow / Time
*6/15 *250cfs 4pm - 7pm

* The June 15th release was postponed due to damage to the Upper Nantahala / Cascades access road. More information is available via Duke Energy's Flow Website

July 2018

Dates Flow / Time
*7/6 *250cfs 4pm - 7pm
*7/20 *250cfs 4pm - 7pm

* The July releases have been postponed by Duke Energy and the Forest Service due to damage to the Upper Nantahala / Cascades access road. More information is available via Duke Energy's Flow Website

August 2018

Dates Flow / Time
*8/10 *250cfs 4pm - 7pm

* The August releases have been postponed by Duke Energy and the Forest Service due to damage to the Upper Nantahala / Cascades access road. More information is available via Duke Energy's Flow Website

September 2018

Dates Flow / Time
9/29 300cfs 10am - 5pm
9/30 425cfs 10am - 3pm, 250cfs 3pm-5pm