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.

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Sunday 10am - 2pm


Monday - closed

*** No scheduled water ***

Tuesday 10am - 2pm 

Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Thursday 10am - 2pm 

Friday 10am - 2pm 

Saturday 10am - 2pm 

* Would you like to float the river? MUST CHECK IN BY 2pm 

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*).


Hello 2021 season! Normal operating hours begin May 22nd...Until then, we are operating by appointment only. 

please call, text or email.

We look forward to hosting you! All Forward! 



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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.