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Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy in the Summer
Whitewater rafting is the perfect addition to your summer adventure! Join us on multiple southeastern rivers and cool off with big splashes of crisp whitewater. NOC offers guided whitewater rafting from scenic float trips for young families to action-packed rapids for the ultimate adventure. With over 40 years in the industry, and trips in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, we’ve got an itinerary lined up from any direction.
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully Guided in North Carolina
The classic family friendly whitewater rafting trip on an iconic mountain river. This popular trip is perfect for families and paddlers of any skill level.
Ocoee River Rafting: Full-Day Combo (with Lunch)
This full-day, guided trip combines the action-packed Upper and Lower Ocoee and a riverside lunch. Experience exciting Olympic caliber rapids through the mountains in Tennessee.
Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch)
Experience one of the most iconic whitewater rafting trips in the Southeast on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Natural beauty and thrilling rapids make this the “#1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do”.
Pigeon River Rafting: Upper Pigeon Gorge
Experience thrilling whitewater rafting with stunning scenery of the Smoky Mountains ideal for families and visitors looking to unplug in the outdoors. This adventure delivers nonstop action in a few short hours making it convenient and unforgettable.
French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)
This full-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
Pigeon River Rafting: Lower Pigeon Gorge
Pigeon River rafting is the highlight for family vacations in the Smokies. Bouncy waves and gentle rapids make this trip perfect for families with young children 3 and up or those looking for a relaxing scenic experience.
Ocoee River Rafting: Middle Ocoee
The Middle Ocoee is “America’s most popular river trip” with five miles of exciting rapids and whitewater action. This half day guided trip is perfect for anyone looking for adventure in Tennessee.
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