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Nantahala Outdoor Center

Whitewater Rafting & Outdoor Adventures Since 1972

Looking for something to do while staying at the Hemlock Inn! Rafting with the family would be a great start!

With over 40 years experience, NOC has shared the outdoors with millions of guests on whitewater rafting trips and countless other activities from family-friendly trips to action-packed adventures.

Our world-class staff leads whitewater rafting trips on the Southeast’s best rivers, including the Chattooga River, Cheoah River, French Broad River,Nantahala River, Nolichucky River, Ocoee River, and Pigeon River.

Learn to whitewater paddle from the pros in our renowned canoe and kayak Paddling School. We also offer adventure-learning programs for groups, a zip line adventure park, wilderness medicine courses, and many other activities.

When you visit our Nantahala headquarters, you’ll find a complete outdoor destination with restaurants and a fully-stocked Outfitter’s Store. Make NOC your destination for rafting adventures and more!