Lower Green River Adventure (3 or 6 mile)

Activity = Mellow/Moderate
Adrenaline = Mellow/Moderate
Experience = None/Some

From $39 (Ages 5+)
*Group rates starting at 8 participants.

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Splash into a memorable journey with our Lower Green River self-guided adventure. Perfect for families and groups with some experience, this trip offers flexible pacing, scenic stops, and full gear support for a unique river experience.

AGES: 5 and up.

DESCRIPTION: Self-guided trips on the Lower Green River. Let us handle the gear and logistics, while you enjoy the Class I and II whitewater rapids at your own pace with family and friends. We offer 3-mile (1 to 3 hours) and 6-mile (2.5 to 4.5 hours) options. If you’d feel more comfortable with a professional guide, try our guided Lower Green River Adventure! This trip meets at our new Riverside Outpost located at 5476 Green River Cove Rd, Saluda, NC 28773.

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Trip Details
What to Expect
Trip Details

Trip Details

The self-guided Lower Green trip is a great whitewater experience for groups who have done our guided trips or have some previous experience and want to enjoy the river at their own pace. Enjoy the scenery, but don’t forget to stop along the way for a swim in a deep, green pool or a picnic lunch on a sandy beach. Meet at our new Riverside Outpost in Green River Cove, watch a brief safety video, and we’ll provide all transportation and gear support. One-person and two-person inflatable boats are available.

Recommended for: Groups with some experience and a wide range of ages and/or physical abilities; families with kids and friend-groups.

Distance/Duration: times vary depending on each group’s natural pace.

  • 3-mile section: 1 to 3 hours
  • 6-mile section: 2.5 to 4.5 hours


  • 3-mile launches are scheduled for 11:05am, 11:35am, 12:05pm, 1:35pm, 2:05pm, and 2:35pm.
  • 6-mile launches are scheduled for 11:05am, 11:35am, and 12:05pm only

Recommended footwear: Footwear that can get wet and won’t come off in the river is required (Sandals with a heel strap, water shoes, booties, old-sneakers, etc).

Need to reserve a 2-person boat?

Recommended for adults paddling with a child or someone needing assistance. Give us a call to reserve!

Private Trips/Large Groups

Contact us directly for customized experiences.

Don’t see a trip time that suits your group?

We may still have availability when booking by phone.

Call us today! 828-749-2800

What to Expect

What to Expect : Self-Guided Whitewater Trips

Planning and preparing for your arrival:

Each individual in your group is required to fill out a Participant Agreement Form online prior to arrival. Or click here to download, have it filled out prior to arrival, and bring with you.

Check out the weather. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Be ready to get wet! Every Green River Adventure encounters water.


  • Whitewater Trips require footwear that won’t come off in the water (sandals with a heel strap, water shoes, old sneakers…).

Need a 2-person Kayak? Call or email us to reserve. *Recommended for Adults paddling with a child or someone needing assistance.

Arrive 15 minutes early to allow for check in, orientation, and changing. Our trips leave on time.

When you arrive:

Park at our new Riverside Outpost located at 5476 Green River Cove Road, Saluda, NC, 28773.

Check in at the front desk.

Get “RIVER READY”– Most items are available in our retail store.

  • Get changed. Board shorts are recommended.
  • Sunscreen – apply before your trip.
  • Hats – your hat can fit under a helmet. We don’t recommend wearing full-brimmed hats.
  • Sunglasses – retainers are recommended.
  • Cell phones, wallets, keys, valuables – use your car as a locker for valuables and leave your keys at the front desk.
  • Pack everything you’re taking on the river in drybags/containers.

Hang out until the trip time when our staff will start the Safety Video and issue helmets and lifejackets.

On your trip:

“Don’t bring anything you aren’t willing to donate to the river.” – GRA Proverb

  • Water, Drinks, and Snacks – We recommend being hydrated and fed. All items should be secured to your boat with clips or cord. We sell waterproof bags (drybags) at our outposts.
  • Phone, cameras, and valuables – Use common sense when deciding what to take and make sure that valuables that can’t get wet are secured in dry storage.
  • Prescription and fast-acting medication – We recommend taking any medications you may need such as EPI pens and inhalers.
After your trip:
  • Changing rooms and outdoor showers are available at our outpost.
  • Hang out and enjoy a beverage on our riverside porch! And don’t forget to check out the adorable town of Saluda for dining and shopping… See you again, soon!

Participant Requirements, Cancellation, and Weather Policies



  • Guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to trip time.  If you are running late, we will do our best to accommodate you on another trip that same day, given availability.  No refunds will be issued to late arrivals.
  • All guests are required to sign a waiver.
  • If under 18: a parent or guardian must also sign the waiver.
  • If under 13: the participant must be actively accompanied by an adult on the tour.
  • All guests are required to have shoes or sandals with a heel strap.
  • Participants are responsible for their own safety on self-guided trips and expected to use good judgement.


  • All reservations are charged in full at the time of booking.  If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, you are required to notify us 72 hours / 3 days prior to your scheduled tour.  Cancellations or modifications made within 72 hours / 3 days of tour are not eligible for refund.
  • Reservations are considered final 72 hours / 3 days prior to your scheduled tour, and are not eligible for a refund or rescheduling.


Green River Adventures’ trips run regardless of weather conditions, with the exception of weather or water conditions deemed too dangerous by Green River Adventures. Passing thunderstorms are common in the summer, but rarely result in cancelled or delayed trips. At our discretion, we may delay or postpone a trip in order to avoid passing thunderstorms.  In the event a trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.


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