Nolichucky River

Nolichucky River
One of the best outfitters on Earth. - Nat Geo

Tennessee's Blue Ridge Rush

White water rafting on the Nolichucky River is an experience that challenges rafters with wavy rapids in an impressive wilderness setting. The Unaka Mountains provide an incredible backdrop as you paddle from North Carolina into Tennessee in the steepest river gorge east of the Mississippi.

NOC runs the smallest, most intimate rafting trips on the Nolichucky River, allowing you and your group to fully absorb the experience. Because the Nolichucky is a free-flowing river, water levels are subject to change. At each level, the river takes on a different personality from mild and scenic to wild and scenic. 

Nolichucky Gorge Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)

Johnson City, TN

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 4-7 Hours (depending on water level)

Price: $89.99-$99.99

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

An authentic wilderness trip featuring significant Class II-IV rapids in the steepest gorge east of the Mississippi. Learn More

Nolichucky Gorge Rafting: Express

Johnson City, TN

Distance: 8.5 Miles

Duration: 3.5-4.5 Hours

Price: $69.99-$79.99

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

Experience the full Nolichucky River rafting trip in a convenient 4-5 hour experience. Perfect for groups with tight weekend or vacation schedules. Learn More