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Near Boone and Blowing Rock, the New River, a federally designated Wild and Scenic River (Class I and II rapids) provides excitement for canoeists and rafters, as do the Watauga and Toe rivers and Wilson Creek.
Wahoo's Adventures. This long-established outfitter offers rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and tubing on several rivers in Western North Carolina (including the Nolichucky, Watauga, and New rivers), and Class V "extreme rafting" trips on Wilson Creek. 3385 S. US Hwy. 321, Boone, NC, 28607. 828/262-5774; 800/444–7238 toll-free. www.wahoosadventures.com.