Western North Carolina Bear Lake Kayak Trip

25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, USA
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Duration

7-Hours

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Bear Lake, also referred to as Bear Creek Lake, covers 500 acres and features 13 miles of shoreline. Bear Lake was created in the 1950s by damming the east fork of the Tuckasegee River to provide hydroelectric power for the area. Today, it is considered one of the cleanest lakes in Western North Carolina. 

The lake provides the perfect kayaking day trip for all paddling skill levels. Lead by Headwaters Outfitters Paddling Guide Danielle Ennis, enjoy an island shore lunch surrounded by the mountains of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest. The trip is an out-and-back (5 miles total) to the cove of Sols Creek Waterfall, with an optional 15 min. intermediate hike to the base of the waterfall.

Reservations are required. 

Shuttle: Average 45 minutes one way (included). The shuttle road is a very windy mountain road for those that get car sick! 
Depart from Headwaters Shop at 9:15am and return by 3:30-4:00pm.
Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking.

Highlights

  • Paddle pristine Bear Lake, one of Western NC's cleanest lakes, boasting 500 acres and 13 miles of scenic shoreline.
  • Join us on a guided kayak journey led by Danielle Ennis to Sols Creek Waterfall, a serene out-and-back trip with an optional hike to the waterfall's base.

9:00am - Meet at Headwaters Outfitters

Meet at shop for sign-in and waiver (if not completed ahead of time). Then depart in the complimentary shuttle to Bear Lake.

10:00am - Arrive at Bear Lake

Enjoy a relaxing paddle exploring the natural wonders of this remote lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

4:00pm - Return to Shop

Return to shop to conclude your trip.

  • Kayak + Paddle
  • Life Jacket
  • Paddling Guide
  • Transportation To/From Bear Lake
  • Lunch is provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or restrictions upon booking.
  • Dress in layers, with quick dry material preferred. Rain/ wind outer shell is good. Light hiking shoes along with a water shoe/ sandal, some folks maybe able to hike and boat in one style. Chacos, Tevas or similar footwear is ideal! 
  • Daypack with sunscreen, water, light snacks, personal needs are highly recommended.
  • Sunglasses and hats are very helpful.
  • Cameras, binoculars and any guide books, (plants, birds etc.)

Water

Kayaking
Water

6-12 Hours

Moderate

Beginner
Intermediate

Moderate (5+ Days in Advance)

Family Friendly
Gender Inclusive
LGBTQ+ Friendly

Accessible Parking
All Gear Included
Beverages Included
Food Included
Interactivity Shuttle Included

CPR Certified
Leave No Trace 101
Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

English

Activity's Location

25 Parkway Road, Rosman, NC, USA

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Headwaters Outfitters

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