Stay and play at NOC. Open since 1972, Nantahala Outdoor Center offers the best in southern hospitality and amenities. Right outside the front door you'll find everything you need for a world class adventure.
NOC's Nantahala River Campus offers the best in outdoor recreation and amenities. Raft through the iconic Smoky Mountains on the family-friendly Nantahala River. Soar over ridgelines on the exhilarating Mountaintop Zip Line Tour. Refuel with a delicious meal overlooking the river at one of three unique restaurants. Or catch a local band at the best open-air venue near of Asheville. The opportunities are endless! For a vacation full of fun, check out all of our Nantahala Adventures. With easy access to the area's best activities, NOC is the prime spot for an unforgettable Smoky Mountain vacation.
Make your NOC visit complete by learning an exciting new skill during your stay. Give kayaking a try with NOC's renowned Paddling School, or brush up on your Wilderness Medicine credentials at SOLO Southeast. Even learn how to survive in the woods in our well respected Survival School. NOC has a course for everyone!
If hiking is more your speed, you're in luck. The famous Appalachian Trail crosses through the heart of NOC's Nantahala Campus offering hikers the perfect place to explore. If you'd rather venture out by bike instead of foot, mountain bikes are available to rent. Whether you rent from us or bring your own bike, NOC's on-site Flint Ridge Trail system is one of the region's best.
The fun doesn't stop at the Nantahala River. NOC offers rafting on eight Southeastern Rivers with experiences ranging from relaxing and family-friendly to exhilarating and daring. Pick your adventure today!
With outdoor fun, restaurants, shopping, live music and more, NOC is the ultimate Smoky Mountain vacation spot.