This section starts at the informal access at 221-A in Cliffside. It requires a portage (river right) at the Duke Power plant dam. Take out is at Lake Houser which has a parking fee.
Take-Out: Lake Houser Adventures 1350 Lake Houser Rd, Mooresboro, NC 28114 Private property but owners allow public access to the river. Fee required to access and park.
Weather can change quickly in the mountains. Always tuck rain gear into your backpack and bring along layers of clothes.