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7 Southeastern Rivers Nantahala • Pigeon • Ocoee • Chattooga French Broad • Nolichucky • Cheoah

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Everyone enjoys the excitement, scenery and camaraderie of whitewater rafting. NOC offers over 20 different whitewater rafting trips accommodating almost all ages and skill levels at locations throughout the Southeast. *Quoted prices are standard summer rates. Discounts may be available for Fall and Spring, and peak rates apply to summer Saturdays and holidays.

North Carolina Whitewater Rafting Trips Nantahala River

French Broad River

Bryson City, NC

Nestled deep in a canopied gorge thick with mountain laurel and wildflowers, the Nantahala shimmers through its mild but exciting rapids. Nantahala guided trips provide an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting while ducks and rentals offer additional challenge.

Near Asheville, NC

The French Broad offers splashy whitewater and expansive Blue Ridge vistas in one of the world’s oldest river gorges! A memorable riverside lunch is optional on the half-day trip and standard on the full day adventure.

Fully Guided: Class II-III • 7 yrs old or 60 lbs -$47.99 Whitewater rafting trip with a trained guide in every boat.

Half-Day: Class II-III • 8 yrs old - $47.99* Exciting rapids and great scenery in a convenient half-day trip.

Guide Assisted: Class II-III • 7 yrs old or 60 lbs- $37.99 Whitewater rafting trip with a trained guide in every other boat.

Full-Day: Class II-IV • 8 yrs old - $89.99* A full-day outdoor getaway featuring Class IV Frank Bells Rapid.

Guided Duck Trip: Class II-III • 7 yrs old or 60 lbs - $54.99 Try out an inflatable kayak (called a “duck”) with a guide to show you the best lines down the river! Rentals: Class II-III • 7 yrs old or 60 lbs - $21.99+ Rent a raft or ducky and be your own guide down the Nantahala. Previous experience is required.

Nantahala Adventure Packages

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Ridge Experience the Nantahala Gorge inside and out! Raft the Nantahala River and fly overtop the Gorge on the



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Raft the shimmering Nantahala and take on the aerial challenges of the Zip Line Adventure Park. Convenient, affordable and perfect for kids. $84.99

Cheoah River Robbinsville, NC

NOC's steepest, hardest and most-intense rafting trip, the Cheoah challenges paddlers with constant rapids for more than nine miles. Previous experience is required. Half Day: Class IV-V Minimum 16 yrs old- $169.99* Half Day Deluxe: Class IV-V Minimum 16 yrs old - $189.99* Deluxe trip includes riverside lunch

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Chattooga River

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The border of South Carolina and Georga. Near Clayton, GA

Made famous by the film Deliverance, the Chattooga River is the Southeast's best wilderness rafting trip. The river's hard-to-get Wild & Scenic River designation protects the river corridor from development and overuse. All Chattooga trips are full-day experiences, offering a riverside lunch and opportunities to stop and explore. Section III: Class II-IV • Minimum 8 yrs old -$89.99* Gorgeous scenery and easy-to-moderate whitewater make this Southeastern classic a popular full-day trip. Section IV: Class III-V • Minimum 13 yrs old -$99.99* Named "The #1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do" by Southern Living, Section IV is an unforgettable experience.

Tennessee Whitewater Rafting Trips Pigeon River

Near Gatlinburg,TN Exciting whitewater rafting on the eastern boarder of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Pigeon delivers beautiful scenery and a continuous string of fun rapids. The Pigeon's convenient location and three-hour trip length make this popular river trip easy to combine with other activities in the Smokies.

Upper: Class III-IV • 8 yrs old or 70 lbs -$42.99* Take on rapids like Lost Guide, Accelerator and Vegematic on this fast, action-packed trip.

Ocoee River


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Lower Pigeon: Class I-II • 3 yrs old Ages 8+ $29.99 / Ages 3-7 $19.99* An engaging float trip for everyone. Swimming, splashing and playing encouraged!

Near Cleveland, TN

The Ocoee's classic rapids will get you soaked, smiling and laughing with delight! And the river's almost non-stop action keeps paddlers engaged and excited. A proud river, the Ocoee boasts the Western Hemisphere's only Olympic whitewater course and the title of the nation's most-popular rafting trip. Middle: Class III - IV • 12 yrs old - $46.99* The standard, beloved, five-mile Ocoee River trip. A must-do for every rafter. Combo: Class III - IV • 13 yrs old - $94.99* The combo trip features the five-mile Middle Ocoee trip plus four more miles of rapids including the exciting 1996 Olympic Canoe/Kayak course.

Nolichucky River

Near Tri-Cities, TN Flowing through the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi, the “Noli” challenges rafters with boulder-choked rapids in an impressive wilderness setting. Raft between the walls of the gorge on some of the smallest, most intimate trips NOC offers.

Full Day: Class III-IV • 12 yrs old - $89.99* Enjoy the full nine-mile Nolichucky trip with a riverside lunch. Lower Nolichucky: Class I-II • 4 yrs old - $49.99* Take the youngsters with you on this fun and calm river trip.

Express: Class III-IV • 12 yrs old - $69.99* Experience the full Nolichucky trip packed into a convenient half-day excursion. No riverside lunch included.

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NOC Whitewater Rafting  

Rafting on seven Southeastern Rivers

NOC Whitewater Rafting  

Rafting on seven Southeastern Rivers