Float Boaters can begin floating again starting May 16, with an addendum to the permit. It may be fished only with … Nantahala Racing Club Glacier Breaker February 25 – February 26 The Glacier Breaker, hosted by the Nantahala Racing Club (NRC), is the season-opener for two competitive whitewater disciplines: slalom and downriver. The Upper Nantahala River and Cascades releases mandated from FERC Relicensing of the Nantahala River will begin September 29-30, 2012. Knut joined us and made the perfect assessment- it's like paddling Big Creek for your first time/blind at 3.5 ft. We all had a great time. Upper Nantahala Releases to Begin This Fall! USGS 03505550 NANTAHALA RIVER NEAR HEWITT, NC. Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a new 30-year license for the Nantahala Due to the communal nature of river trips, following social distancing recommendations (ie. spectators are asked to use these shuttles as key access points will be closed to parking to The Camp Baker Ranger Station is closed and camping there is not allowed. incredible opportunities, and be safe out there! Use the directions provided here in the directions section of the listing. Make sure you are logged Kansas - All designated swimming beaches at Kansas state parks are temporarily closed. Oregon State Parks, including Cottonwood Canyon State Park (a popular John Day takeou), remain closed. New Nantahala Hydropower License Issued! The White Mountain Apache Tribe has stopped selling permits for the Salt River as of 3/18. Resumption of river trips will be evaluated periodically to provide up to 30 days advance notice to allow companies and private boaters time to adjust travel arrangements and prepare for trips. groups of less than 10 people, remaining 6 feet apart) is not generally feasible. In the interest of public health, the Division of Natural Areas encourages all to continue social distancing and other recommended practices. The first ever scheduled recreational releases on the upper Nantahala River will occur on and federal resource agencies, and many other stakeholders. Hydroelectric Project in Western North Carolina. American Whitewater was a vocal advocate for the removal of Dillsboro Dam and for prompt licensing of the related hydropower projects. The dam was removed in 2009, and FERC issued the new license for the Nantahala Hydroelectric Project on February 8, 2012. Included in the new license are We focused our efforts on whitewater paddling mitigation, the design of a environmental enhancement fund, and the removal of Dillsboro Dam on the Tuckasegee. Join the AW team and 5000 of your river loving friends in Summersville, West Virginia September 19th - 22nd at #GauleyFest 2019! Tonto National Forest is still open to the public as of this writing. Gretchen Mallins and Chuck Spornick ran the Upper Nantahala. The Upper Nantahala’s flow is completely separate and is unaffected by Duke Energy’s releases. AW has worked with regional stakeholders to relicense several dams on the Nantahala River and its tributaries since 2000. City and county parks and other public land managers are open at their discretion, with the recommendation they do so only if they can adhere to social distancing practice. 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. Dispersed camping is not allowed in the campgrounds. Some of the best levels I've been on for this section. Poplar Access (managed by the US Forest Service - Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian District) is open. American Whitewater has worked with affiliate clubs and partners to negotiate an awesome array of South Fork American River - Chili Bar Section is not closed to boating: private boater put=in is open. were negotiated by AW and a diverse group of local and regional stakeholders between 2001 and April 24 - Commercial float operators and camps should be allowed to open April 24th. Glacier National Park Hiking & Lodging guide … 1/7/2018. Groups of people congregating at sand bars, boat ramps, or fishing areas may be issued citations. You are not permitted to complete this task. Terms of Service. Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic River (5/26/2020). Week of Rivers 2021 is scheduled for July 2-11, 2021. Good step up from Nantahala and a benchmark run for those who are hoping to paddle the Ocoee. The Cascades and Upper Nantahala run often on natural flows from White Oak and other tributaries, and have a long history of enjoyment by paddlers. American Whitewater will work with Duke Energy and our agency partners to reschedule them when more paddlers can safely enjoy them. Poplar Access (managed by the US Forest Service - Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian District) is open. All public land users are asked to understand and respect social distancing guidelines in place when they visit and to always follow local regulations and practice Leave No Trace.