Lower Green

Lower Green River Adventure

Activity = Mellow
Adrenaline = Mellow/Moderate
Experience = None

$49 (Ages 5+)
*Group rates starting at 8 participants.

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Join us on the Lower Green River for a thrilling yet family-friendly kayaking adventure perfect for first-timers and groups of all ages. Paddle through Class I-II rapids, swim in serene pools, and enjoy breathtaking scenery. Book your adventure today!

AGES: 5 and up.

DESCRIPTION: The Lower Green is perfect for the entire family. This guide-assisted river trip takes you down a 3-mile section of the Lower Green River that offers easily navigated rapids, beautiful scenery, world-class guides, and tons of fun along the way.


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Trip Details
What to Expect
Trip Details

Trip Details

The Lower Green is a great whitewater experience for everyone and the perfect place to bring your kids or hone your skills before plunging in the Upper Green. Your guide will point you in the right direction as you paddle through Class I-II rapids in your own inflatable Kayak. Enjoy the scenery, but don’t forget to stop along the way for a swim in a deep, green pool or take a trip off a rope swing.

Recommended for: Groups with a wide range of ages and/or physical abilities; first-timers; families with kids; cautious adventurers; large groups; Scouts; School/Youth groups.

Distance/Duration: 3-mile section, 3-hour trip. Sections may vary depending on trip schedule.

Schedule: The Lower Green is scheduled in the afternoon at 1pm, 1:30pm, 3pm and 3:30pm due to Northbrook Energy’s Scheduled Flow Releases. Don’t see a trip time that suits your group? Contact us, we are happy to help!

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). We rent river shoes at our outpost ($7/pair).

Need to reserve a 2-person boat?

Recommended for kids under 10 years of age. 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 – Whitewater Trips

Planning and preparing for your arrival:

Check out the weather. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Be ready to get wet! Every Green River Adventure encounters water. We supply long-sleeve neoprene tops and nylon splash pants on chilly days.


  • Whitewater Trips require footwear that won’t come off in the water (sandals with a heel strap, water shoes, old sneakers…). River shoes are available for rent for $7.

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.

Early morning? We’ve got hot coffee waiting for you! If not, the river will wake you up:)

When you arrive:

Parking in Saluda is tight. GRA has limited space. There are also long-term public lots. If our lot is full, ask a staff member and we’ll be happy to advise.

Check in at the front desk.

Each individual in your group is required to fill out a Participant Agreement Form. Minors not accompanied by a parent/guardian? Click here to download, have it filled out prior to arrival, and bring with you.

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.

Hang out in our gear room where your guide will greet you at the trip time.

If you have an EPI Pen or fast acting medication please let your guide know and we’ll be happy to carry it in our dry bag.

On your trip:

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

  • Your guide will be taking photos along the way. Smile!
  • Water/Drinks – Your driver will have complimentary water and ice cold refreshments for sale. We ask that participants don’t bring water bottles on the trip to reduce trash/waste.
  • Snacks – chewy bars are provided on our wilderness trips (Upper Green, Trek, Rappels, Hikes)
After your trip:
  • Changing rooms are available in our outpost.
  • Once you’re dry, check out your Trip Photos on the big screen. In a hurry? You can view and purchase your trip photos online at https://greenriveradventures.com/mypics
  • Hang out and have a beer! And don’t forget to check out the adorable town of Saluda… 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 – if you fail to show up for your trip on time, we still incur the same costs and may have turned others away.
  • 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. River Shoes are available for rent at check-in.


  • 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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