Bryson City, NC
Outdoor Adventure in the Heart of Western North Carolina
The charming town of Bryson City packs plenty of things to do when you are visiting the mountains of North Carolina. From scenic drives and train rides, to hiking, biking and shopping, this is the perfect family friendly area with something for everyone!
No trip to Western North Carolina is complete without a stop at Nantahala Outdoor Center’s 500-acre adventure campus! NOC offers guided whitewater rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, flatwater paddling, and more, as well as dining at two riverside restaurants, and shopping at the Outfitter’s Store for the best in outdoor gear and apparel. Guests can even stay onsite in the Nantahala Gorge with our onsite lodging and cabin accommodations.
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad also provides scenic rides with a stop at NOC. Get the best of both worlds when you book a Rapid Transit package with NOC, combining a train excursion and whitewater rafting trip!
There is no better spot for spectacular views and memorable adventures than a visit to NOC in Bryson City.
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully Guided in North Carolina
The classic family friendly whitewater rafting trip on an iconic mountain river. This popular trip is perfect for families and paddlers of any skill level.
Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Fly through the Smoky Mountain skies on NOC’s Mountaintop Zip Line Tour! With over two miles of zip lines from treetop to treetop, this trip is considered a premier zip line experience in the mountains of North Carolina.
Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals in North Carolina
Paddle the scenic Nantahala River at your own pace with a raft or ducky rental. Perfect for experienced paddlers and groups of any size.
Zip Line Adventure Park
Race your friends on 550-foot-long dual zip lines as you enter this aerial challenge park with over 16 exciting obstacles. NOC’s expert aerial guides offer advice as you explore two levels of the park at up to 40-feet above ground level!
Nantahala Adventure Pass
The Nantahala Adventure pass is hands-down the best value for a multi-adventure day filled with fun. Combine fully guided rafting or rentals with three other activities for a savings of over $50 per person!
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