When: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hosted By: Appalachian Paddling Enthusiast’s (www.riverapes.org)

Location: U.S.A. Raft, 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin TN

Time: Registration starts at 11:00 AM at the APE’s Banner (Post Cleanup Celebration starts at 6:00 PM)

Participants will be assigned into Clean Teams and provided maps of clean-up locations and given trash bags and gloves.

There are plenty of clean-up opportunities of key areas for non-boaters as well as areas designated for individuals with their own boats or rafts.

FREE FOOD!!! For cleanup participants after the clean-up, Bar-B-Q from Southern Craft and the fixins will be served-up by the A.P.E.’s in the Pavilion while you enjoy some fun fellowship and prize drawings!

WIN PRIZES FROM OUR SPONSORS!!!! During the Post Cleanup Celebration we will be drawing tickets for fantastic prizes. Prizes are being supplied by the following generous sponsors: Astral, Jackson Kayak, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute, NRS, Immersion Research, Dunham’s Sports and Overmountain Outdoors.


Supporting Sponsors: USA Raft, Keep TN Beautiful, TSRA and USFS

Helpful information: Be prepared with appropriate footwear, sunscreen, bug repellant, etc. rafts, pickup trucks, and trailers will be helpful and appreciated. Consider bringing a packed lunch, boating equipment, rain gear, chairs, family, and friends.

Directions to USA Raft Nolichucky River

When using a GPS system, you will receive a prompt asking if you would like to avoid unpaved roads. Please select “no” you would not like to avoid unpaved roads. Our outpost is at the end of a gravel drive.

The Nolichucky River is about 50 miles from Asheville, NC (50 min.) and 1.5 hours from the Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk area of the high country in NC.

USA Raft Nolichucky River: Physical address: 2 Jones Branch Road. Erwin, TN 37650.

Once you arrive at Jones Branch Road, you will see the river on your right. Please continue 1.2 miles along this road. We are located at the end of the road.


For more information about the event Contact:

Trevor Lee

(434) 202-4171 or trevorlee69@gmail.com