2020 Cascades & Upper Nantahala River Releases

Cascades & Upper Nantahala River Releases

Upper Nantahala River scheduled releases for 2021 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.


Other 2021 River Releases:


2021 Cascades & Upper Nantahala Recreational River Releases

April 2021

Dates Flow / Time
4/24 250cfs 10am - 4pm
4/25 350cfs 10am - 4pm

June 2021

Dates Flow / Time
6/11 250cfs 4pm - 7pm

July 2021

Dates Flow / Time
7/9 250cfs 4pm - 7pm
7/16 250cfs 4pm - 7pm

August 2021

Dates Flow / Time
8/6 250cfs 4pm - 7pm

September 2021

Dates Flow / Time
9/25 300cfs 10am - 5pm
9/26 425cfs 10am - 3pm
9/26 250cfs 3pm - 5pm