Rafters on the Ocoee River


Nashville, TN

Outdoor Adventure Near Nashville, Tennessee

A Nashville visit is not complete without a dose of adventure in the outdoors with Nantahala Outdoor Center! NOC offers whitewater rafting adventure on several rivers in the region, whether you are looking for a family-friendly float trip or nonstop adventure with friends on an Olympic River.

Just a few hours drive outside the city lies America’s Olympic River, the Ocoee. NOC offers two trips on the Ocoee River, an action-packed half-day of continuous Class III-IV rapids or the most exciting trip, a full-day combining the traditional Middle Ocoee trip with the Class IV Ocoee Olympic Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Center.

NOC also offers family-friendly, guided whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River, just outside of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. For adventure packages and multiple itineraries, visit NOC’s 500-acre campus just outside of Bryson City, North Carolina in the Nantahala Gorge for rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, paddling courses, and more.

Whether you choose an epic adventure or a memorable scenic excursion, NOC offers over 40 years of legacy in outdoor adventure.

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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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