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Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Best in Adventure

Rafting in the mountains is something everyone should experience! NOC offers guided whitewater rafting trips on six rivers in the Southeast, including two trips on the infamous Ocoee River in Eastern Tennessee, full of fun rapids, leaving you soaked and smiling. NOC’s main campus in Bryson City, NC is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge and offers river, land, and aerial adventures on 500-acres. Book your adventure with NOC today!

Rafters on the Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Gorge trip

Middle Ocoee Trip

Paddle the most popular section of the Ocoee for a half day of non-stop adventure!

Distance from Chattanooga: 50 Miles/1 Hour

Trip Distance: 5 River Miles

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Moderate


Ocoee Combo Trip

Paddle both sections of the Ocoee for a full day of adventure, including the infamous Olympic section. Lunch included.

Distance from Chattanooga: 50 Miles/1 Hour

Trip Distance:  10 River Miles

Duration: 5.5 Hours

Age: 13+ Years

Intensity: Moderate-Challenging

Guest on zip line on the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour

Bryson City - 500 Acres of Adventure

NOC’s 500-acre campus in Bryson City offers water and aerial adventures perfect for families, with onsite restaurants, lodging and shopping.

Adventures include Nantahala River whitewater rafting, ducky and raft rentals, as well as aerial adventures like Mountain Top Zip Lining with 360° of the Smokies or our Zip Line Adventure Park with ropes course. Hit the local trails with our mountain bike rentals!

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