The New Hole

The New Hole

The New Hole is a popular destination on the New River. It’s mostly used as a “put-in” spot for tubing, canoeing or kayaking but it’s also a great place to swim. This section of the New River is quite deep which is why it’s a nice swimming hole.
Proximity from Boone: 25 Minutes.
More Info: The New Hole is great area to cool off if you’re on the east side of Boone. Located on the New River, this spot is mainly used to set off on tubes, canoes or kayaks. It’s also a nice swimming hole because the river is wide and fairly deep. If you put in here, you can float down about 5 miles to the Todd General Store which is about a 4-5 hour float. Don’t forget the cooler!
Parking: Gravel pull off on River Rd near Castle Ford Bridge. Fills up quick.
Approach: Obvious trail right down to the river.
Camping: No.



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Please help keep North Carolina clean and green. If you pack it in, pack it out. If you see trash at these swimming holes please pick it up and dispose of it properly. It’s a privilege to have access to these beautiful spots and this privilege can be taken away from us. Practice leaving no trace.
Boone Real Estate assumes no liability associated with visiting these waterholes. Boone Real Estate is not responsible for personal injury during these visits, damage to personal property (including towing of vehicles), and any illegal acts committed by visitors (including littering). By viewing this webpage you agree to exempt Boone Real Estate from any liability that may arise from your visiting these swimming holes.
Every year people die from visiting waterfalls. Use extreme caution when hiking, scrambling, jumping, swimming or walking around the waterfalls. The rock and trails are usually very slippery and wet. It’s very easy to get hurt so use your best judgement when visiting these swimming holes. Be safe out there!

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