Treetop Adventure Nets
Duration: Weekends in April, Daily May - October
Price: $15 / Day
Age: Any (Recommended 3+)
Recommended for ages 3 and up, Nantahala Outdoor Center's Treetop Adventure Nets is the perfect canopy experience for the whole family. Conveniently located in the center of campus on the banks overlooking the Nantahala River, Treetop Adventure Nets is the nation's first 100% net-based aerial playground. Bring the entire family to experience walking, climbing, sliding, and playing freely while being suspended at heights ranging from 12 to 20 feet off the ground.
Created to resemble the structure of a boat, Treetop Adventure Nets is designed to jumpstart and enhance each participant's imagination while "on board". It includes a lookout tower (or Crow's Nest) and a wooden "ship's bridge" with a steering deck where kids can captain their own adventure. You will have a blast navigating your way through a series of tunnels, open spaces, slides, and pathways while overlooking the scenic Nantahala River & 2013 World's Freestyle Wave.
No tree-climbing or rock-climbing experience is required, but a sense of adventure is recommended. The Treetop Adventure Nets is a fully netted enclosure, allowing participants to enjoy the course without the need for a harness.
Treetop Adventure Nets is available 7 days a week from May to October (hours will vary) and on weekends in April. Avoid the wait and pre-reserve your all day pass online, or purchase a pass in person at our Adventure Center. Children 3 years of age and younger require an adult to accompany them in the Treetop Adventure Nets.
What our Guests are Saying:
NOC's 500-acre adventure center is located at the intersection of the Nantahala River and Appalachian Trail.
Guest amenities include:
- Outdoor recreation activities including rafting, kayaking, zip lines, and mountain biking
- Three restaurants, including two on the riverfront
- Four retail stores, including NOC's flagship Outfitter's Store
- Rustic cabin and bunkhouse lodging for over 200
- Terminus for the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
- One mile of Lake Fontana frontage with lake kayak and SUP program
- Host to over 30 annual events, from world championships to music festivals
Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge. If you are on a Rapid Transit rafting/train excursions, the meeting place is in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.
From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.
From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 4.3-miles to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 4.3-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.
From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.