Water Activities & Zip Lines

Zip Lines
Asheville Treetops Adventure Park – 60 unique climbing, zipping, walking, jumping, swinging, and rappelling challenges; minutes from downtown Asheville, 1 Resort Dr., Asheville, NC (828) 225-2921 http://www.ashevilletreetopsadventurepark.com

Canopy Ridge Farm – offers zip-line tours, tubing and kayaking, located in Lake Lure, minutes from Chimney Rock State Park, call reservations, 7115 US Hwy 64/74A, Lake Lure, NC (828) 625-4500 http://www.canopyridgefarm.com

Navitat Canopy Adventures – features 10 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, 2 rappelling experiences, and 3 short hikes, 242 Poverty Branch Rd., Barnardsville NC (828) 626-3700 http://www.navitat.com

The Gorge – is perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge, the steepest & fastest canopy tour in the USA, 11 ziplines and a sky bridge with breathtaking 90-mile panoramic view, 166 Honey Bee Dr., Saluda, NC (855) 749-2500 http://www.thegorgezipline.com

Whitewater Rafting | River Tubing | Canoing | Kayaking 
Lazy Otter Outfitters – 10 Banner Farm Rd., Horse Shoe, NC – Tubing adventures and kayak rentals on the French Broad River in Henderson County, NC. (828) 756-1386 http://www.lazyotteroutfitters.com

ZenTubing- 1648 Brevard Rd., Asheville, NC tubing located on the French Broad River 1/4 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the NC Arboretum on Hwy. 191, 1-855-936-8823 http://www.zentubing.com

Green River Adventure, 111 E. Main St., Saluda, NC, kayaking, guided waterfall/swimming hole hikes, 800-335-1530 http://www.greenriveradventures.com

Asheville Outdoor Center, 521 Amboy Rd., Asheville, NC canoing, tubing, kayaking, rafting & gem mining,  800-849-1970 or (828) 232-1970 http://www.paddlewithus.com

Canopy Ridge Farm – offers a day full of zip-line tours and kayaking. Located in Lake Lure, minutes from Chimney Rock State Park. 7115 US Hwy 64/74A, Lake Lure, NC Call for for rates and reservations (828) 625-4500. http://www.canopyridgefarm.com

Headwaters Outfitters – 25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, canoing, tubing, kayaking, & fishing (828) 877-3106 http://www.headwatersoutfitters.com

Nantahala Outdoor Center – offers family friendly adventures rafting and paddling the Nantahala River, mountain bike rentals & lake kayaking 13077 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City, NC 828-488-6900 or 800-232-7238 http://noc.com

Swimming / Watering Holes 
Patton Park – Public swimming pool, picnic areas, tennis, basketball (pool open 7 days during summer season) (828) 697-3084 http://www.cityofhendersonville.org

YMCA – Organized activities, day camp, indoor pool, tennis, basketball, gym, fitness studio, weight room, youth center. Hwy. 64 W., Hendersonville, NC (828) 697-9622 http://www.ymcawnc.org/centers/hendersonville

Lake Lure Tours & Beach Water Works- over 20 miles of Lake Lure’s shoreline.The marina offers guided boat tours, a sandy beach, swimming, Water Works water park, boat rentals. (828) 625-1373 lakelure.com/activities

Sliding Rock – A natural sloping 60 foot smooth rock water slide, plunging into a pool of water at the bottom. Bathrooms and showers are open during the summer season with a lifeguard on duty from Memorial Day to mid-August, No alcohol is allowed. Pisgah Forest, NC (828) 877-3350 http://www.ncnatural.com

DuPont State Recreational Forest – Hooker Falls on Little River has become a popular swimming hole, dropping off a 13-foot high natural ledge before flowing into Cascade Lake. http://www.dupontforest.com

Splashville – Interactive dancing water fountains located in Pack Square in Downtown Asheville for children to play in and cool off.