Lessons & Training

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification and Recertification Courses

Duration: 8-9 Days/2-Day Recertification

Price Per Person: $750/$275

Dates: January - December, 2019

Location: Bryson City, NC

SOLO Southeast's WFR course is the recognized industry standard for backcountry leaders. With an emphasis on leaderships, accident prevention and crisis decision-making, this 72-hour course prepares students to manage emergencies. Students get hands-on-training with our elite teaching team and gain practical skills through intense simulated scenarios. This is a 3-year certification with CPR included. Current WFRs can recertify with a 2-day recertification course and current AWFAs can upgrade to a WFR certification with a 5-day bridge course.

For more information or to speak with a SOLO Southeast team member, call 828.785.4973.

Upcoming WFR Dates

Dates Location Availability
October 13-20, 2018 Bryson City, NC Book Now
November 10-17, 2018 Bryson City, NC Book Now
December 8-15, 2018 Bryson City, NC Book Now
January 12-19, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
February 2-9, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
March 9-17, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
April 20-28, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
May 13-19, 2019 Chapel Hill, NC Book Through 3rd Party
May 13-15, 2019 (Part One) Bryson City, NC Call to Book
May 20-23, 2019 (Part Two) Bryson City, NC Call to Book
June 1-9, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
July 13-21, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
August 3-11, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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October 12-20, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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November 30-December 7, 2018 Bryson City, NC Book Now

Upcoming WFR Dates

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January 25-27, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
February 23-24, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
March 2-3, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
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July 27-28, 2018 Bryson City, NC Book Now
August 31-September 1, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
September 21-22, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
October 26-27, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
November 9-10, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now
December 7-8, 2019 Bryson City, NC Book Now

WFR Course Details

WFRR Course Details 


Outpost Overview

NOC's 500-acre adventure center is located at the intersection of the Nantahala River and Appalachian Trail. 

 

Guest amenities include:

  • Outdoor recreation activities including rafting, kayaking, zip lines, and mountain biking
  • Three restaurants, including two on the riverfront
  • Four retail stores, including NOC's flagship Outfitter's Store
  • Rustic cabin and bunkhouse lodging for over 200
  • Terminus for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • One mile of Lake Fontana frontage with lake kayak and SUP program
  • Host to over 30 annual events, from world championships to music festivals


Directions

Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge.

From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.

From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 4.3-miles to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 4.3-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

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