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  • Tuckasegee River Water Levels | East and West Fork

    WATER LEVELS EXPLAINED The Tuckaseegee is a dammed controlled river. It has two forks, an East and a West. ​ The East Fork releases 500 CFS while the West Fork releases 250 CFS (Cubic Feet Per Second). East Fork release days are typical Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 am-3:30 pm. West Fork release days are typical Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Mondays typically have no scheduled release. The dams are located 20 and 25 miles upstream. It takes anywhere from 8-10 hours for the water to travel to our launch site. July has more East Fork days due to higher volume of tourists in the area. West Fork days are good for folks looking for a slower pace and don't mind dealing with some shallow areas. West Fork water temperatures are warmer and make for great swimming stops. We recommend our inflatable kayaks on West Fork Days for the 5 mile trip. East Fork days are for folks that are looking for faster water with less shallow areas. If you want to go in a raft than the East Fork is for you.

  • Fly Fishing Trips | dillsboro

    BOOK A FLY FISHING TRIP Full Day Wading Trips Full day trips includes lunch, soft drinks, and a guaranteed good time! 1 Person - $275 2 Person - $350 3 Person - $425 ​ ​ ​ ​ Half Day Wading Trips Half day trips include drinks and snacks. 1 Person - $200 2 Person - $275 3 Person - $325 ​ ​ Float Trips - Half Day 2 anglers per boat $350 - Half Day ​ ​ ​ Float Trips - Full Day 2 anglers per boat $425 - Full Day ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ FLY FISHING Based out of Sylva, North Carolina, we are fortunate to be surrounded by world class fishing rivers and streams, including the and the rivers and streams within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We specialize in full and half day wade trips, as well as float trips for many species including trout, smallmouth bass, and more. All gear is included. Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail Our fishing guides are highly experienced locals and natives of our Appalachian region. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, we strive to make each and every fishing trip a successful and memorable experience. We cater to all ages, including families and children. ​ Learn more about our in downtown Sylva and our and . Orvis Fly Shop Fishing Guide Service

  • Gift Cards | dillsboro

    Gift cards from Dillsboro River Company are perfect for that adventurous person on your gift list for Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries. Please fill out the form below: Gift Cards

  • Guided Rafting Trips | Sylva and Dillsboro NC | Smoky Mountain Rafting

    Guided raft trips on the Tuckasegee River bring out the best of North Carolina rafting. Our professional, friendly guides love kids and showing them fun on the river. Mom and Dad (and family and friends) get to sit back and enjoy the river float trip, while the guide takes care of all the details! Fully Guided: The Gold Standard! Take the stress out of your vacation and relax as you and your family float and paddle downriver through the gentle and warm rapids of the Tuckasegee. Let our guides take the worry out of steering and guiding while you enjoy this special time with your family. Target Participant: First timers. Younger kids and folks looking for a low stress river trip. Adults - $37 Kids 12 and under - $27 Guide Assisted: A Confidence Builder! Want to steer your own boat but your captain still has their land legs? On a guide assisted trip our staff will show you the proper paddling and steering techniques and then lead you down the river. They are not in the boat with you but they are always on the river to giving a helping hand when needed. Target Participant: Families wanting to rent a boat but not quite sure they want to be own their own. ​ Adults - $32 Kids 12 and under - $22 Please reload GUIDED RAFT TRIPS IMG_2228 IMG_2198 IMG_2282 1/3

  • Contact Dillsboro River Company | Whitewater Rafting

    GET IN TOUCH For any general information, please contact us: 828-507-2428 or 828-788-8829 Call: Text: Email: DillsboroRiverCompany828@Gmail.com 18 Macktown Road, Sylva, NC 28779 Address:

  • River and Creek Tubing | Tuckasegee River

    TUBING Tubing on the Tuckaseegee River is perfect for families and friends looking for an ideal summer vacation adventure idea. Cool down this summer and go tubing! Self-Guided Tubing We offer tubing trips on our low release days. Sunday, Monday and Friday are typically the low water days. Please contact us for current water levels. Adults………$20 Kids…………$15 (12 and under ) Second trip on the same day is 1/2 price. ​ ​ ​ Guided Tubing: A little trip among friends! Western N.C.’s only guided tubing trip! Our Guided Tubing trip is longer than our rental tubing trip and comes with a light snack. We make stops at the Play wave, Warm Spot and Three Doors. This trip is only provided on the West Fork Power House releases days. (West fork Powerhouse releases 3 days a week. Please call for a schedule.) Target participants: Families with a lot more children that adults. Grandparents that need a little extra help on the water. Anyone who wants to maximize his or her fun on the river while not committing to a longer trip. Kids 12 and under……..$15 Adults………………….$20 High Adventure Tubing ​High Adventure Tubing is only offered at Dillsboro River Company! We have invested in the most advanced tubes to run class II rapids. Our tubes are made from the same materials as our rafts and is guaranteed tough. Participants must be 16 years or older and be in good physical condition to consider this trip. This trip is offered on both the East and West Fork releases days. East Fork trips times average 2-3 hours.Launch times are from 10-2:30 West Fork trips times average 3-4 hours.Launch times are from 10-1:30. Check the schedule in the chart below. $20 per person (One member of your party must be 18 years or older.) Please reload

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Sunday 10am - 2pm


Monday - closed

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Tuesday 10am - 2pm 

Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Thursday 10am - 2pm 

Friday 10am - 2pm 

Saturday 10am - 2pm 

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You must check in no later than 2pm to rent a boat for self guided rafting, high adventure tubing or inflatable kayaks (*Sundays by noon*).


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Dillsboro River Company / 18 Macktown Rd Sylva, NC 28779 / 828.507.2428 

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 consult with your family doctor if you have any underlying medical conditions.