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Water Levels Explained!!

The Tuckaseegee is a dammed controlled river.  It has two forks, a East and a West.  The East Fork


releases 500 cfs while the West Fork releases 250 cfs.  Cfs stands for Cubic Feet Per Second.  


East Fork release days are typical Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-3:30pm


West Fork release days are typical Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. 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 tourist in the area.


You can get a more detailed schedule by
 scrolling below.


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 or try out our Mom Approved Tubing on a one mile section of river.


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.

Whitewater Rafting in North Carolina​ 

Mom Approved Rafting Since 2001

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.