Snorkeling in Western NC? Why not! Put on your wetsuit, pull out your goggles and snorkel, and explore the thriving underwater ecosystems of our bountiful streams and waterways.
For a specially-curated snorkeling adventure, coming soon to a North Carolina waterway near you: the Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail, a series of hand-picked snorkel sites nestled in the mountain rivers of North Carolina!
The Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail is an innovative education project that will link together a set of publicly accessible river sites where people can safely snorkel, and experience the underwater world of streams and rivers of western North Carolina and beyond. Each site will have an educational sign that provides safety information, a description of notable species at the site, and other information about the trail.
Bring your snorkel gear, bring a wet suit if you want to up your comfort level in our crisp mountain waters, or even bring a river snorkeling guide to lead your adventure!
Check out our area attractions page for more information on Oxbow River Snorkeling and other guides in the area.