The United States Forest Service requires all rafters on the Nantahala River to be at least 7 years of age OR 60 pounds — (NOT BOTH).


No one appearing under the influence is permitted on the river. For the safety of all, the use of alcohol or drugs before or during river trips is strictly prohibited. We will remove anyone under the influence of these substances from the trip and no refund will be given.

Nantahala Riverside, Inc. dba Fast Rivers operates under a permit by the United States Forest Service and is an equal opportunity recreation provider. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.