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Whitewater Rafting

"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come."

- Leonaro DaVinci

Can’t decide which whitewater adventure is right for you and your group?  Watch this video to learn more about the classification of rapids, from mellow to heart-stopping.

Family-Friendly Rafting On The Nantahala River

Even if you’ve never been whitewater rafting before, you’ll find that rafting on the Nantahala River near Bryson City is a family-friendly adventure, with just enough whitewater to get your adrenaline pumping but mild enough so that even the youngest (and oldest) family members will enjoy the experience. So go on, get your feet wet!


Address:  13077 Hwy 19 West Bryson City, NC
Phone:      828-785-4847

Rafting with America’s Favorite Outfitter – Why do more people choose NOC for whitewater adventure than any other outfitter in the world? It’s because of our experience, unparalleled in the industry.  Recognized as “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE, you can always trust NOC to provide you with the whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime.


Address:  715 US Highway 19, Topton, NC 
Phone:     828-488-9819 / 828-736-0785

Enjoy the scenic splendor of the Nantahala National Forest as you paddle the clean cold waters of the Nantahala River. With Class 2 & 3 whitewater, the river is fun and exciting, but does NOT require previous experience. The river is dam controlled and there is a good dependable water supply for whitewater rafting all season long!

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Heart-racing Rafting on the Ocoee River

Take a scenic drive along Highway 64-West, across the NC state line and into eastern Tennessee and you’ll soon be driving along one of America’s oldest and most scenic rivers—the Ocoee.  Along the way, you’ll see TVA dams ad power-generating plants whose water releases fuel to Class 3-4&5 rapids you’ll find along the Ocoee. The outfitters along the Ocoee provide highly trained, experienced guides to accompany you on a whitewater ride you won’t soon forget.


Address:   50 Hawkins Drive, Ocoee, TN
Phone:      828-785-4854

At the NOC Ocoee Outpost, you’ll find a team of some of the most experienced and skillful guides on the river. If you’re really feeling adventurous, take the NOC’s all-day rafting trip and experience the heart-stopping Class 4&5 rapids of the upper Ocoee before stopping for lunch and jumping into the fun on the middle Ocoee.


Address:  629 Welcome Valley Rd, Benton, TN
Phone:     423-338-5746

SAFETY FOCUSED – With the all of our guides having Wilderness First Responder training and Swiftwater Rescue training, you know you’re safe. EPIC JOURNEYS – Our experienced guides are willing to take you on any Ocoee River Rafting adventure you want, all you have to do is ask.

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What are you waiting for? It's time to get your feet wet!

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