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Paddling Pisgah: Exploring South Mills by Kayak – Pisgah National Forest


July 29, 2019

Chris Gilson and Rahul Subramanian paddle down the South Mills River in the Turkey Pen area of Pisgah National Forest. This river is only high enough to paddle after a recent rain. (Courtesy photos)

When most folks think of outdoor recreation in Transylvania County, they're often quick to picture hiking, cycling, fishing, riding horses and even rock climbing or tubing. The French Broad River is known for its leisurely float trips, but although Transylvania County is the "land of waterfalls," whitewater kayaking is typically not associated with these parts by the bulk of the community.

As a resident of Brevard and someone who enjoys exploring this region by boat, I would like to use this space to tell a short story about the S. Fork Mills River.

The "South Mills" runs from Pink Beds...

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