Experience this solar phenomenon with an adventure!
Looking for live music, paddling competitions, retail sales, or festivals? We have it all. Don’t miss out on all of the fun – make sure to add our events to your calendar!
Experience this solar phenomenon with an adventure!
Kick-off NOC’s 2024 Paddling Season with our annual Spring Fling celebration. Enjoy the upper cascades release, new kayak demos, giveaways, live music by the river and more!
The U.S. Open canoe slalom race is a Southeastern classic. For 2024, the Nantahala Racing Club is excited to partner with Montgomery Whitewater to host the two-day race in Montgomery, Alabama this year. The 18-22-gate slalom course will be on the same section of challenging whitewater as the 2024 Olympic Trials and 2024 Junior Team […]
Women’s Wilderness Weekend is a fun and interactive weekend spent learning the fundamental basics for survival and first aid! Participants will get hands-on in the wilderness, and spend quality time in the company of experienced teachers and like-minded women. The weekend includes both classroom and experiential education, Wilderness First Aid Certification, CPR, and wilderness survival […]
NOC serves as the finish line for the popular Smoky Mountain Relay Race! Join racers and spectators for a celebration and after party at Big Wesser! About the Race A scenic, wild, team adventure in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Smoky Mountain Relay is an adventure that is not to be missed. This […]
Join Family River Day in Roswell and experience the great outdoors like never before! This event is perfect for people of all backgrounds, especially Black Indigenous, People of Color- families and enthusiasts. Join us for a day of river paddling, safety workshops, live music, food trucks, and more. This fun-filled day will take place in the beautiful setting of Azalea Park.
Join the annual Women’s Paddlefest for an unforgettable weekend of camaraderie, paddling, and yoga. Hosted by Mind Body Paddle and NOC, this retreat celebrates women whitewater paddlers of all skill levels. Connect, share, and empower each other in stunning river and lake settings, while contributing to causes that champion women’s empowerment. Paddle with other women […]
Come and enjoy the excitement of Wanderland, a one-day family festival filled with fun activities for children of all ages! From face painting and balloon art to lively music performances and nature-based games, this event promises to be an unforgettable day of outdoor adventure at NOC. It’s an ideal opportunity for families to bond and for young explorers to discover and experience new things.
One of our favorite events of the year where we get to celebrate Women in the Outdoors! Meet us at the Outfitter’s Store for camaraderie, a VIP private shopping experience, a speaker presentation, food and drinks, and prizes.
Rediscover the joy of summer at Camp Wesser’s Adult Summer Camp in Bryson City! From thrilling whitewater rafting to arts, crafts, biking, and more, our all-inclusive weekend is designed for grown-ups looking for adventure and nostalgia. Enjoy live music, delicious meals, and a chance to relive those cherished summer camp vibes. Join us for an unforgettable adults-only summer escape!
Explore the hidden treasures nestled in the charming mountain towns of Western North Carolina, located just west of Asheville, at our annual River and Brews Riverside event! This weekend festival honors local breweries, artisan foods, live music, and much more. Make sure you attend the exclusive beer pairing event on Friday led by experts. From unique local breweries to skilled artisans and craftspeople, these individuals contribute to the distinctive charm of our region, much like the flowing rivers. Come join us in celebrating with a weekend festival filled with beer tastings, culinary delights, crafts, adventures, live music, and more!
Come and experience the joy and community spirit at the Friends of the Gorge Festival in 2024! Get ready to immerse yourself in a day full of live music, delicious food, and thrilling water activities at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. You can also explore the artisan village, engage in kids’ nature demonstrations, and take advantage […]
Come and join us at GAF 2024 for an exciting weekend full of fun and adventure! The event includes exciting races, kids’ activities, used boat sales starting online, and our Used Gear Marketplace and Artisan market.
You can also enjoy live music, delicious food, drinks, and riverside games in a family-friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the exclusive bargains available on boats, gear, and artisan crafts.
Celebrate women in mountain biking with NOC! Enjoy a weekend for anyone from beginners to advanced riders for a filled with expert-led clinics, local rides, food, music, and amazing giveaways. Connect with fellow enthusiasts and empower your ride.
Join us to celebrate Women in the Outdoors! Meet up with like-minded women for fun, camaraderie, and adventure at a number of weekends this summer and fall! Women’s Kayak Retreat Join a group of women paddlers under the supportive instruction of NOC’s rock star female instructors for a weekend of paddling, yoga, and companionship. Our Women’s Kayak […]
The West Fork of the Tuck is 5.5 miles of class III- IV+ whitewater, from Thorpe Dam to Thorpe Powerhouse. View the release schedules!
Ocoee whitewater with NOC is Tennessee rafting at its best. View the dam schedules including the lake levels and release schedules.
Several times a year, Duke Energy creates more forceful water releases in this section of the Nantahala River where kayakers like to paddle and bringing onlookers to watch. NOC will provide shuttle to paddlers parking at the Cascades put-in.
2024 Tallulah River scheduled releases are brought to you by American Whitewater. Nantahala Outdoor Center is a proud sponsor of American Whitewater’s work to protect and restore rivers across the country. Learn more about becoming an American Whitewater member here. The section of the Tallulah River that runs through the Tallulah Gorge is 3.4 miles […]
2024 Cheoah River scheduled releases are brought to you by American Whitewater. Nantahala Outdoor Center is a proud sponsor of American Whitewater and their efforts to conserve whitewater here in the Southeast. Learn more about the non-profit organization American Whitewater and how to become a member here. The 9.25 mile section of the Cheoah River, […]
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