NC Outdoor Adventures

Min Age

3 yr (30lbs)

Max Group Size



2-4 hr


$48 / person


Looking for flat water river kayaking in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains on one of the cleanest rivers in the state?  Book today with NCOA for a one-of-a-kind, Blue Ridge Mountain experience! We have several kayaks for you including, the Mini-Cat Tube/Boat Vessel, Fishing Oar boats, Inflatable kayaks, Youth Kayaks, and a 3-person Canoe!

The Toe River is one of the USA’s last free flowing rivers and is also a world class trout stream. We boast views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with NO CROWDS and a unique experience to see wildlife including eagles, osprey, deer and perhaps even a hellbender! Seasonally you can see the monarch butterfly migration and rhododendron blooms along the river’s banks.

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No experience, no problem! Beginner kayaking! Kids 3-5 years old must be in the boat with an adult.  Your cooler must fit under a van seat or in your lap, if not it will not be allowed. Cooler tubes are rated for 40 pounds.

PFDs (i.e. life jackets) are provided and required. Shoes are required on all guests and flip flops are not recommended and will wash off your feet!  All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult!

When & Where: 

Trips meet at the NCOA River Outpost (link) at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville NC. Kayak rentals Start April 1st and run hourly from 10 AM – 2 PM. Any adventure trip necessities can be purchased at our river outpost and store.

We encourage guests to book in advance. This allows us to pack floats before guest arrival and creates a better customer experience with less wait time for guests loading shuttles.

We will take walk-ins but please note you might have to wait a bit to get on a scheduled time slot (note they run every hour from 10am- 3pm) but we will get you in the river within an hour.

Kayak trip length is 2-4.5 hours and can vary based on water levels and if you get out at Take Out 1 or 2 or 3.

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Includes boat, PFD and round-trip shuttle.

Pricing charts

Name Rate
Ducky & SUP: Inflatable $58
Mini-Cat: Catamaran inflatable for kids/small adult $52
Fishing Oar Raft: Inflatable $100
Fishing Canoe: sits 3 people $125
Cooler Tube $20
Ride along child under 80lbs $25
Inflatable kayak youth/small adult $58
Tandem 2- person ducky: $110
RAFT seats 6 adults: $250

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Group bookings: For groups of 20 or more please contact or call us on (828)260-4505 

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