Dear Freestyle athletes, team leaders, and support staff,
It is my pleasure to cordially invite you to participate in the 2012 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup Series,
which will take place August and September of 2012, here in the beautiful southeastern United States.
Tennessee and North Carolina are lovely, mountainous states, with abundant world-class rivers all
within a few hours’ drive, and we hope that you will take the opportunity to enjoy not only the
competitive events, but also to explore some of our local rivers, creeks, and forests.
In addition to our natural wonders, Western North Carolina is proud of its rich cultural and historic
heritage. While you are here, we encourage you to the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Smoky Mountain
National Park, or listening to some good old-fashioned bluegrass music.
The Nantahala Gorge Organizing Committee is committed to making your visit enjoyable. Please browse
through the information below for answers to some of your travel and event-related questions, and feel
free to email us at info[at]freestylekayaking2013[dot]com if we can be of further assistance to you as you plan
your trip for the 2012 World Cup.