13077 Highway 19 West
Outside the city
tel: +1 888 905 7238 / +1 828 488 2176
fax: +1 828 488 0301
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is located near Bryson City and offers river trips on seven rivers in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Depending upon the river and skill level, trips can be guided or unguided. The levels are introductory, intermediate and experienced with the more experienced rides encountering the roughest rapids. NOC rafts Class I-II rivers all the way through Class V adventures. Trips average about 3 hours. Each river trip has minimum age requirements ranging from 7 years through 16 years. Float trips are available for families with kids as young as 4. All equipment is provided with rental fee. Reservations are strongly encouraged and you should call for prices and directions. Their home-base on the Nantahala River near Bryson City also has cabin lodging, a hiker hostel, an Outfitter's Store with outdoor gear, three restaurants and a riverside pub.
Photo courtesy of NOC