Is it safe?

No outdoor activity is with out risk.  There are ways to reduce this risk.  Be in good physical condition, especially if you plan on going self guided.  Please consult your doctor if you have any underlying medical condition before participating. ​Call ahead to determine if current water levels match your group. 

Guided trips can also help reduce risk but are still not risk free.  No rafting outfitter can or should guarantee safety.  We do however have an excellent safety record with thousands of our guests.

How long is the trip?

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Rafting trips average 1:45-2:30 hours for rafting 

Tubing trips 45 minutes to 3-4 hours depending on trip selection.

How do we get back?

You launch at our facility where your car is parked.  The takeout is at a public park with picnic tables and bathrooms.  We have vans and a bus that run constant shuttles.  Shuttle time takes about 8 minutes.

What to wear?

T-shirt and shorts and or bathing suit.  Most importantly is to wear shoes that strap to your feat.  Old tennis shoes, sandals and or water shoes will work.  Flip flops are not recommend.

Do I need reservations?

Reservations are not required for self guided trips but are required for all of our guided trips.


Mom Approved Rafting

Rafting and Tubing do have inherent risk and by participating you do assume this risk for you and the minors in your care.  DRC has an excellent safety record and works hard to minimize this risk.  Make sure you consultant your family doctor if you have any underlying medical conditions.

Whitewater Rafting in North Carolina​ 

Mom Approved Rafting Since 2001