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Renowned Changsha Whitewater Rafting Sites

Updated: 2018-08-01

Rafting and whitewater rafting are exciting outdoor activities which use an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other body of water. This is often done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. Changsha has rich water and mountain resources which provide ample chances for rafting. Let’s take a look at the following recommended places:

1.Whitewater Rafting in Dawei Mountain Gorge

Dawei Mountain Gorge is one of the headwaters of the Liuyang River (a Xiangjiang tributary). It is in the southern part of Dawei Mountain National Forest Park. A park famous for its luxuriant forests, rich resources, beautiful landscapes, and pleasant weather. The gorge is deep and serene, with steep cliffs and towering mountains. The river is crystal clear. Immersed in the picturesque landscape, you will feel yourself in a fantastic world.

Address: Longwangtan (Dragon King Pool) of Huamen Village in Dawei Mountain Town, Liuyang City
Telephone: 400-119-1798; (86)0731-83487118; (86)0731-83487268
Hours of operation: 9:00am-11:00am; 2:00pm-4:00pm (year round)
Ticket price: 168 yuan/per person
Official website: dws-pl.com

Photo source: Changsha 0731go

2.Whitewater Rafting in Huanglong Gorge

Huanglong Gorge Whitewater Rafting course is 4.8 kilometers long. It is 800 meters above sea level. Several streams join to form the river. The gorge drops nearly 100 meters over its course, and the entire journey takes drifters about 90 minutes. Located in a 100 square kilometer primitive secondary forest, the gorge is covered with lush trees and is heavily flowered. The perennial mist and rain make the valley quite distinctive, where visitors can get back to nature and release their emotions at will.

Address: Gugang Town of Liuyang City
Telephone: 0731-83405399
Hours of operation: 12:30pm-3:00pm (year round)
Ticket price: 138 yuan/per person
Official website: tianchengly.cn

Photo source: tianchengly.cn

3.Zhouluo Waterfall Whitewater Rafting

The Zhouluo Waterfall Drift channel slope is large, with a single maximum fall of 18 meters. It features translucent streams, steep mountains and beautiful natural landscapes. Here, experiencing the charm of whitewater rafting, you can challenge and thrill yourself as much as anywhere in China.
Address: Shegang Town of Liuyang City
Telephone: 18870076243
Hours of operation: 10:00am; 14:00pm (Monday-Friday); 10:00am-4:00pm (weekends) (year round)
Ticket price: 238 yuan/per person
Official website: zhouluopiaoliu.lushanlyw.com

4.Whitewater rafting in Heilongtan Gorge

Located at the junction of three key cities, Changsha, Zhuzhou, and Xiangtan, the Heilongtan Gorge is one of the scenic spots of Shiyan Lake.

Address: Shiyan Lake, Shimen Village, Tiaoma Town, Yuhua District, Changsha City
Official website: shiyanhu.com

Photo Source: hunan.gov.cn

5.Whitewater Rafting in Dawei Mountain Liuhuadong Gorge

The Dawei Mountain Liuhuadong gorge rafting is 6.5 km long, has a 128 meter drop and there are 19 bends.

Address: Longwang Lake, Huamen, Yongxing Village, Dawei Mountain Town, Liuyang City
Telephone: 0731-83488701
Official website: dwstravel.com

Photo source: Changsha 0731go

6.Whitewater Rafting in Fenghuang Gorge

Located in Longfu Town, Liuyang, the Fenghuang Gorge rafting course is 3.8 kilometers.

Address: Longfu Town, Liuyang City
Telephone: 18870076243(Reservation)
Hours of operation: 1:00pm-6:00pm (Monday-Friday); 9:00am-7:00pm (weekends and holidays)
Ticket price: 188 yuan/per person (Monday-Friday); 208 yuan/per person (weekends and holidays)
Official website: nanhudao.com

Photo source: nanhudao.com

Photo source: nanhudao.com

7.Whitewater Rafting in Weishan Mountain

The Weishan Mountain rafting course is 5.6 kilometers long and has a 200-meter drop. There are picturesque rocks and steep precipices on both sides.

Address: Weishan Village, Ningxiang
Telephone: 18870076243 (Reservation)
Hours of operation: 2:00pm (Monday-Friday) ;12:30pm (weekends)
Ticket price: 198 yuan/per person
Official website: cswspl.com

Photo source: official website of Weishan tourism

8.Tianzi Whitewater Rafting

Located in Huangcai Town, Ningxiang City, Changsha, Hunan, the Tianzi whitewater rafting course is 9 kilometers long with a 98.5 meter drop. There are 21 shoals. It is regarded as the ‘No.1 Hunan Ecological Whitewater Rafting’. In this popular summertime resort, you can feast your eyes with charming natural landscapes.

Address: Huangcai Town, Ningxiang City, Changsha City
Telephone: 0731-87550888
Hours of operation: 2:30pm
Ticket price: 198 yuan/per person

Photo source: Sanxiang City Express (epaper.voc.com.cn)

9.Longquan Whitewater Rafting

Located in Longquan Village, Huangcai Town, Ningxiang City, Changsha, the Longquan whitewater rafting course is 4.3 kilometers long with a drop of 200 meters. It is 93 kilometers from Changsha City. With steep cliffs and surging torrents here, it’s reputed as the most exciting rafting in Hunan.

Address: Longquan Village, Huangcai Town, Ningxiang City, Changsha City
Hours of operation: 1:30pm
Ticket price: 238 yuan/per person

Photo source: sohu.com

Translator: Fang Qi