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NOC's Nantahala River Outpost

Girls getting splashed while rafting on the Nantahala River Rafting: Fully-Guided in North Carolina trip


13077 U.S. 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Classic Family Adventure in Western North Carolina

Enjoy a timeless family adventure in Western North Carolina, where the stunning Nantahala River flows just outside Bryson City. A hop away from the Appalachian Trail and cradled by the Nantahala Gorge, you’ll find the heart of NOC’s main campus. This 500-acre playground is a paradise for families looking to dive into outdoor fun, offering everything from whitewater rafting and zip-lining to mountain biking.

As the flagship location of the Nantahala Outdoor Center, this riverside haven has been a favorite spot for gathering loved ones together since we first opened our doors in 1972. Every year, thousands make their way to NOC to enjoy a variety of activities, special events, shopping, classes, dining options, and cozy accommodations. Why not make the Nantahala River your go-to destination for creating unforgettable memories year after year?

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13077 U.S. 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713

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