The more the merrier! All paddling clubs with member families are welcome, so if you would like us to add a club to the contact list, please let us know.

Camping will be at Smoky Mountain Meadows, 755 East Alarka Road, Bryson City (828) 488-3672, (Call Freda for reservations after May 1st. ($20/night for two, $6 for each additional person over 7 years of age)
If you prefer large 3 -4 bedroom cabins, call Linda Parris at (828) 488-6347. These are the cabins on the hill above the campground.

Schedule includes: 
Saturday/Sun:   Organized/tiered group paddles on the Tuckaseegee, Nantahala, and possibly Pigeon Rivers
Saturday eve:    5-7:00pm          Endless River Adventures “Meet and Greet”
                    6-7:00pm         “Paddling With Kids”  A round table discussion led by Juliet
                                         Jacobsen  Kastorff, ERA
Sunday eve:      NOC Store Event
                    Around the campfire talent show and skits at Smoky Mountain Meadows
Monday, 10:00am:         Family Rescue Techniques Workshop with ERA. Meet at the “Dip” on the “Town Tuck”

                              Play on the “wave” near with NOC instructors ($10 each)


                              NOC instructors on the play wave (Email Joan your name to “register”) 
To help us plan better, please contact GCA Cruisemaster Shirley Tharp at or CCC Cruise Chair, Joan Monnig  at and let us know of your family’s participation.  If we know the approximate numbers and ages of paddling family members, we can tailor the event and activities. If you paddle with your kids and/or teens, join us for on and off river fun on Memorial Day weekend.  Let us know if we can expect you and we will keep you informed as we work out the details.