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Atlanta, GA

Outdoor Recreation in Atlanta, Georgia

Nantahala Outdoor Center has been Atlanta’s favorite adventure outfitter for over 40 years. Whether you are looking for a local float trip or interested in a day or long weekend in the mountains of North Georgia, NOC has multiple options to support your next big adventure.

With its miles of cool water and mild currents, the Chattahoochee River is the perfect scenic escape for a relaxing tube float, exploring by boat, or a strenuous paddling workout. NOC offers multiple ways to enjoy the river; tubing trips, plus kayak rentals, canoes, rafts, stand-up-paddleboards (SUP), bike and e-bike rentals to cruise through Azalea Park. As the only outfitter with riverside locations in Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Marietta, NOC provides numerous ways to ‘Shoot the ‘Hooch”!

For added adventure, take a short road trip to the mountains to enjoy guided whitewater rafting on several rivers in the Southeast including NOC’s 500 acre main campus with rafting, zip lining, paddling courses and more.

For those higher adventure seekers, NOC offers guided whitewater trips down the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River and the Olympic Ocoee River with world-class rapids and highly trained guides.

Whether you stay local to Atlanta, GA and paddle the Chattahoochee, or cross off a bucket list whitewater adventure on a Class IV River, NOC offers a diverse range of itineraries and memorable experiences.


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