Why is this river so different? Most importantly, it is a dam controlled river. The Green River flows into Lake Summit.
This water is held by the Tuxedo hydro-station owned by Duke Power.
The water then flows through a moderate section of river know as the "Upper Green.". After this the dangerous section of the river know as "The Green River Narrows"
starts. A few miles down stream the river passes by a public access
area know as "Fish Top." Another mile and a half down river the water
flows under a large concrete bridge at our campground.
Three miles later the water flows under a second concrete bridge
similar to the first. A mile and a half further the water flows past
another public access area known as "Big Rock." A few miles later the
river deepens and the flow slows as the Green River runs into Lake
Who does what?
section of the river boasts multiple Class 5+ and Class 4 rapids. Only
the most experienced paddlers kayak this section of the river.
Paralysis and death are possibilities to consider before navigating
this dangerous section of the Green.
The Upper has a few challenging rapids and best suits a moderately
experienced paddler. Kayaking this section takes local experience in
navigating the takeout.
"Lower Green" starts at the Fish Top Access Area and ends at the Big
Rock Access Area. The Lower has Class 1 and Class 2 rapids. This 6
mile section of river is where all of our tubing trips take place.
Wilderness Cove Tubing &
3772 Green River Cove Road
Saluda, NC 28773