Five Rivers Trek

Camp Daniel Boone is proud to partner with the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) to provide our Scouts with multiple rafting opportunities. NOC has been in operation since 1972 and has been called "One of the Greatest Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Magazine. Their commitment to professionalism and safety are the cornerstone of their success. 

The Five Rivers Whitewater Trek offers Scouts and Scouters a great experience of five days of whitewater fun on some of the finest waters in the entire United States. This trek provides a nice, gradual increase in river rafting intensity daily.

The raft week begins with a Fully Guided Raft Trip on the Nantahala River. This river features eight miles of easy Class I and II rapids before splashing through the exciting Class III whitewater of Nantahala Falls at the end.

Tuesday finds the Scouts on the French Broad River. This is the world’s third oldest river with Class II and III whitewater and flows through the scenic Pisgah National Forest.  

Wednesday, Scouts travel to Hartford, TN to raft the Upper Section of the Pigeon River. This river borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has Class III-IV rapids.

Thursdays, the rafting continues on the Ocoee River in TN. This river hosted the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The river is filled with big waves and non-stop action.

This incredible trek ends Friday on the Chattooga River. The Chattooga is without a doubt the Southeast's premier whitewater rafting adventure. In fact, Southern Living called rafting the Chattooga "The #1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do." The Chattooga was federally protected in 1974 by the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, forever preserving its rugged river gorge from development. Thus, the Chattooga delivers breathtaking scenery and treasured whitewater in an unmatched wilderness setting. Section IV has awe-inspiring views and boasts Seven-Foot Falls, Raven’s Chute Rapid and the famous Five Falls –where five Class III-IV rapids unfold within a 1/3 of a mile. 

Crews will be housed between the Harrison High Adventure Outpost and cook their own evening meals (food provided).


  • Monday: Nantahala River
  • Tuesday: French Broad River
  • Wednesday: Upper Pigeon River
  • Thursday: Ocoee River
  • Friday: Chattooga River

Crew Size Min 8 Max 22