In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please consider a $20 donation to support First Descents and extend the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City offers some the best whitewater kayaking in the American Southeast. With a rich history in the kayaking world and one of the greatest kayak learning centers in the country, this is an unbeatable place for your First Descents kayaking adventure!
Stay tuned for more details on our 2020 Smoky Mountain whitewater kayaking programs happening May 2020! Fill out our program inquiry to receive updates on upcoming weeklong and multi-day programs.