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Whitewater Rafting


If you’re in the Southeast, whitewater rafting needs to be on your to-do list!

Nantahala Outdoor Center has been leading the charge in the rafting scene for over half a century, guiding more families on thrilling whitewater adventures than any other outfit in the region. Dubbed as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE, you can count on NOC for an unforgettable rafting journey.

Whether you’re in for a full day of excitement or just a quick half-day trip, with six rivers to choose from, NOC has something for everyone. Our offerings span a variety of trips and packages designed to suit every skill level and age group. Thanks to our crew of professionally trained guides, you’re not just signing up for a rafting trip; you’re getting top-tier instruction, loads of interesting facts, and, of course, heaps of fun!

Come spend a full day with us at our main hub, a sprawling 500-acre site in Bryson City on the banks of the Nantahala River, or pop into any of our famous river outposts scattered across the Southeast. Dive into the heart of outdoor adventure with the pros who’ve been setting the standard since 1972.

Whitewater Rafting Trips

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