Originally Posted by Matt4109
Do you have any recommendations for a good place for a family trip?
We live in Georgia and will be going to Tennessee and Florida in the next couple weeks so if you know anywhere along that path it would be great.
If you'll be near East TN/Great Smoky Mountains, and don't mind splitting up your group in 2 different sections, check out the Pigeon River. The Upper Pigeon is mostly class III, with about 2 class IV rapids. And the Lower Pigeon is more of a float trip for the folks in your group without as much experience.
However, renting boats may not be as easy to come by.
If you have the time, cross the East TN border into Western NC, and head to the Nantahala River. At NOC we've got plenty of hard boats and inflatable 1-person rafts called ducks for rent. The class II (with 1 class III) river is more laid back and more beginner friendly.
Hope you have a nice trip!
-The folks at NOC