Trip Report: Wahoo's Adventures (Blowing Rock, NC)

July 10, 2013

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Out in the remote wilderness, without cell phone service, and only using a tent for shelter... that is the pure camping experience. During my stay at Wahoo’s Adventures, just north of Blowing Rock, NC, I was able to get that experience for a weekend. The location is rather isolated, as we found ourselves taking three back roads to get to the main office, which contains both the campground and boat/tube rentals. Our campsite was directly along the bank of the New River, allowing for a great sunset over the trees. You can see the cabins on the other side on elevated hills, and there’s even a walking path nearby to walk between the hills and the New River.

We were promised a catered barbecue as part of the group rate, but there was a mix-up as food was fed to an earlier session and not preserved for the evening. However, to Wahoo’s credit, they did provide some dishes from a nearby location to make up for it. There was ample campfire space, and the campsite even provided us with logs as part of our package. Our group went tubing the next morning — a half-mile down the river; we flowed north with the current from their drop point back to the campsite. The river was relatively calm, even though we had some difficult moments trying to steer our tubes. Considering many folks want to cruise the river with beverages, members of our group rented cooler tubes for us to hold said beverages, enhancing the “lazy river” experience. Overall, even though there were some mishaps, the folks at Wahoo’s Adventures provided us with a fun experience. It’s a chance for some adventure if you are a camping purist who enjoys “roughing it,” and simultaneously, it is an opportunity to see the beauty of the western part of NC.

Guest post by Red Rover staffer, Chris Voss

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