Water Chihuahua Camp

Many campers have asked about the legend of the Water Chihuahuas at Holston Camp. I admit, I have never seen one but I know that water-dogs exist. If you are a water-dog and love to get wet, then grab your swim suit and let’s hit the water.

We’ll start off by floating the beautiful New River and camping on its banks. The south fork of the New River has traditionally been a destination for Holston Campers. Adventure Leaders take Explorer and Wilderness campers for a memorable one night excursion down the oldest river in North America. Campers will paddle canoes–complete with provisions–downstream to designated New River State Park campsites.

The New River was named a National Wild and Scenic River in 1976 and it wildly winds through some of the best North Carolina mountain scenery.  It’s easy to combine paddling, camping, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. From www.ncparks.gov/new-river-state-park

We provide the canoes, food, and gear but we ask that you bring a lightweight sleeping bag. (Canoeing may require portage past obstacles and low water. Anyone with severe physical disabilities may not enjoy the journey.)

If you like water, then you will love white-water rafting down the Nolichucky River! Experienced river guides will lead the day-long adventure down the Nolichucky Gorge. It’s exciting, it’s fun, and it’s a day you will not forget.

Explorers and Wilderness campers stay at Rustic campsites.



Includes room, board, trip to New River, Nolichucky River white-water rafting, and Holston Camp T-Shirt.