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Atlanta, GA

Outdoor Recreation in Atlanta Georgia

For over 40 years, Nantahala Outdoor Center has remained Atlanta’s go-to destination for outdoor excitement. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely float close to home or yearning for a day or weekend retreat to the North Georgia mountains, NOC boasts a plethora of options to cater to your next great escapade.

Amidst the Chattahoochee River’s serene stretches and gentle currents lies the ideal backdrop for a picturesque getaway. Embark on a leisurely tube float, embark on a boat exploration, or engage in an invigorating paddling session. NOC presents various ways to savor the river’s beauty, offering tubing excursions, kayak rentals, canoeing, rafts, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), as well as bike and e-bike rentals for scenic cruises through Azalea Park. As the exclusive outfitter with riverside hubs in Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Marietta, NOC provides ample opportunities to “”Shoot the ‘Hooch””!

Seeking a heightened sense of adventure? Embark on a brief road voyage to the mountains and indulge in guided whitewater rafting on multiple rivers across the Southeast, including NOC’s expansive 500-acre main campus teeming with rafting, zip lining, paddling courses, and more.

For the daring adventurers among us, NOC presents guided whitewater excursions down the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River and the Olympic Ocoee River, boasting world-class rapids and expertly 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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