From the website: "Week of Rivers is the Carolina Canoe Club’s flagship annual whitewater paddling event. Each year around the 4th of July, much of the CCC’s membership converges on the Smoky Mountain Meadows Campground in Bryson City, NC for 9 days of paddling fun, evening activities, and camping. Bryson City is nestled in the western corner of North Carolina, right in the heart of whitewater heaven, the Nantahala River Gorge. Though not a comprehensive list, nearby rivers include the Nantahala, Tellico, Tuckasegee, and Ocoee. Rivers a longer distance away include the Chattooga and the Little (TN)."
This is a great event and well worth the drive for a kayaker at any level. There is ample opportunity for Class II-V trips. Don't think you need to be a Class II kayaker to attend this event. There are many Class II streams in the area with daily led trips. This is a great opportunity to expand your circle of kayaking friends and experience some of the best whitewater in and near the Smokies.
Contact: Tim Schafstall (lovestocave at yahoo dot com).
Check out the event website for more info.