Rafters on the Ocoee River


Nashville, TN

Outdoor Adventure Near Nashville, Tennessee

Experience the heart-pounding thrill of white water rafting near Nashville with Nantahala Outdoor Center! Your Nashville trip isn’t complete without venturing into the great outdoors for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. NOC invites you to conquer the rapids of various rivers in the region, promising unforgettable experiences whether you’re seeking family-friendly floats or nonstop excitement with friends on the water.

Just a a few hours drive from the city, discover America’s Olympic River, the Ocoee. NOC presents two thrilling options: a half-day journey through continuous Class III-IV rapids or the ultimate full-day expedition, combining the classic Middle Ocoee trip with the exhilarating Class IV Ocoee Olympic Whitewater Center, home to the 1996 Olympic Whitewater events.

For those craving family-friendly fun, join NOC for guided white water rafting on the Pigeon River, situated near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Explore NOC’s expansive 500-acre campus outside Bryson City, North Carolina, nestled in the Nantahala Gorge, offering rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, paddling courses, and more.

Whether you seek an epic adventure or a picturesque excursion, NOC boasts over 40 years of expertise in outdoor thrills, ensuring memories that last a lifetime. Embark on your white water rafting journey near Nashville with NOC today!

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Raft more, save more! Book 2 NOC whitewater rafting trips on different rivers and save 10%, book 3 different rivers and save 15%, or book 4 different rivers and save 20% on your entire rafting reservation.
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