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Outdoor Activities, Water Enthusiasts, Whitewater Rafting

Nantahala Outdoor Center

About

Nantahala Outdoor Center is the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. Over a million guests visit NOC annually to embark on a diverse collection of more than 120 different river and land-based itineraries, learn to kayak at NOC’s world-renowned Paddling School, travel abroad with NOC’s Adventure Travel program, test the latest outdoor gear and shop at its LEED-certified flagship retail stores or enjoy NOC’s resort amenities such as its three restaurants and multi-tiered lodging.

Available through Nantahala Outdoor Center:

  • Whitewater rafting on 8 Southeastern rivers
  • World-class paddling instruction in whitewater and flatwater
  • International paddling adventure travel
  • A leadership institute for wilderness medicine and river rescue
  • Fully-customizable group adventure programs
  • 3 distinct restaurants at our Nantahala Resort
  • Guided activities like fishing, hiking, biking and climbing
  • Bike rentals and repairs at our Bike Shop
  • Lodging options for all tastes and budgets
  • Festivals and events throughout the outdoor season

Recent Blog Posts

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