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Rafting and Tubing in North Carolina Mountains




The Cherokee cabin rental is conveniently located to thrilling whitewater rafting on the Nantalaha River, gentle rafting and tubing on the Tuckasegee River and tubing on Deep Creek in Bryson City in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Family fun for your Smoky Mountains vacation in the North Carolina Mountains. Gentle leisurely tubing is available for 3 hour floats along the Little Tennessee River in Franklin, NC.

RAFTING ON THE NORTH CAROLINA NANTAHALA RIVER
The Nantahala River is the most popular river in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains for rafting and kayaking and just incredible beauty. For the next eight miles, the Nantahala River runs 8 miles through the Nantahala Gorge and carries kayakers and rafters through one of the most scenic and exhilerating whitewater rafting trips in the North Carolina Mountains. The Nantahala River is pristine and cold, and the Class II and III rapids provide excitement and thrills for rafters of all experience levels. The Nantahala River is considered to be one of the oldest rivers in the Smoky Mountains.  The Cherokees called  it the river Nantahala which means land of the noon-day sun because the Nantahala Gorge is so deep that sun exposure is limited to when the sun is high overhead at noon.  Experience the beauty and adventure of whitewater rafting or funyaking on the pristine, crystal clear, refreshingly cool Nantahala River. Your whitewater rafting adventure will take you through the world famous Nantahala Gorge where you will view the incredible beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in all directions.
No Drought on the Nantahala River!
It may be a dry year, but that doesn't affect the Nantahala River. Releases from the Nantahla dam guarantee a full even water flow, 7 days a week.

Read the article featuring Nantahala River rafting  in National Geographic Adventure
"Top 10 Trips With a Splash"
Great Places All Over the Country to Cool Off

ABC's Good Morning America's "Vacationland" series named the Nantahala River the number one place to spend a wet and wild vacation in the US.



RAFTING AND TUBING ON THE NORTH CAROLINA TUCKASEEGEE RIVER

While visiting beautiful Western North Carolina, take a scenic river trip with Carolina Mountains Outdoor Center or one of several companies that operate out of Dillsboro. The Tuckaseegee River offers quiet areas of leisurely floating mixed with fun and several exhilarating rapids but is tamer than the Nantahala River.  It is a perfect rafting ride for beginners and non-thrill seekers with class 1 and class 2 rapids.  Tubes, rafts, and inflatable kayaks are available for rentals at several companies in Dillsboro.

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There are several  Deep Creek tube rental companies located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance on West Deep Creek Road in Bryson City. Some of the companies even have changing rooms and showers. Tubes with or without seats can be rented for about $5 a day. Tubers walk a mile up the Deep Creek trail to put in on the upper portion of Deep Creek and have a thrilling whitewater tube ride of their lives.  The lower portion of Deep Creek is a gentle ride for small children.
Rent the tubes for an entire day and tube on Deep Creek as much as long as you and yoru family would like.. There are fast moving areas of Deep Creek on the cascades, and slow lazy float areas where Deep Creek widens. Float by Toms Branch Falls or hang out at some swimming holes.
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NATURE FLOAT TRIPS ON THE LITTLE TENNESSEE RIVER NEAR BRYSON CITY, NC
This is a guided funyak trip fun for the entire family on the gentle Little Tennessee River lead by Carolina Outfitters.  They provide transportation to and from the Carolina Outfitters outpost building. All equipment is provided, including funyaks, life jackets, paddles and even lunch.

 Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking
Nantahala Outdoor Center - The Nantahala River is home to the US Olympic Kayaking Team. Come watch the Olympic team train. Visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center, with white water rafting on the Nantahala River, Ocoee River, Chattooga River, and Pigeon River. The NOC offers instruction, youth/corporate action learning programs, mountain biking, outfitter's store, and restaurants. The Nantahala is the most family-travelled river in the country. For the truly adventurous, try the Chattooga, or Ocoee, host to the 1996 World Cup whitewater events.

Spring Events at Nantahala Outdoor Center

Need a reason to get out this spring? Come to Nantahala Outdoor Center  where there are  back-to-back event weekends through April!

March 15-20 - Advanced Kayaking Creek Week
March 21 - Flint Ridge Five Miler Trail Run
March 28-29 - Bank of America US Whitewater Open
April 4-5 - Knobscorcher Mountain Bike Race
April 4-5 - US Junior Team Trials Whitewater Slalom
April 11 - NOC Duckathlon-the ducky biathlon!
(Nantahala ducky race and trail run. More info coming soon.)
April 25-26 - NOC Demo Daze - Clinics, sales and free boat demos!



14157 Hwy 19 W Bryson City, NC
828-488-6199 or 800-224-RAFT
Endless River Adventures features whitewater rafting on the Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers. Ocoee rafting package includes transportation from their Nantahala outpost, saving you the extra driving.  Offers whitewater rafting on the Nantahala and Ocoee Rivers. Ocoee rafting package includes transportation from our Nantahala Outpost, saving you the extra driving. Kayak instruction from the beginner to advanced level and kayak/mountain trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador. Lake touring offered for half-and full-day trips. Also, fly fishing instruction & guide service with drift boat option.


14690 Nantahala River, 19W, Bryson City, NC
800-438-7238 or 828-488-2386
Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting is family owned and located directly on the Nantahala River. Their specialty is offering economical pricing with the very best in personal service, equipment, facilities, and staff while offering the most options; when you paddle, what you paddle, and how long you paddle. No experience necessary. Guided and unguided trips are available March through October. Walk-ins are welcome or call now to reserve your next adventure.




USA Raft Nantahala
11044 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City, NC
828-586-3510 or 800-745-9356
Rush down Nantahala River Whitewater with USA Raft Nantahala. Years of experience, great guides and quality equipment ensure you have a great time. We give you a money back guarantee. Self-bailing rafts and duckies are available



Blue Ridge Outting Co. on the Tuckasegee River
Whittier, NC
828-586-3510 or 800-572-3510
With Blue Ridge Outting Co. trips are highlighted on the Tuckaseigee River, which provides Class I and II rapids. Blue Ridge Outting is located on US Highway 74 between Bryson City and Sylva. Kids as young as age 4 can go whitewater rafting!  This is the ultimate whitewater rafting trip for smaller  kids.
This trip  perfectly combines fun, adventure, and safety for younger kids and their families. It's also great for beginners up to age 11. Blue Ridge Outfitting Co. is so confident that this is the "Ultimate Whitewater Rafting Trip for Younger Kids" that they will give you your money back if you don't have a fantastic time rafting with your kids on this trip.





10345 Hwy 19W, Bryson City, NC
800-451-9972 or 828-488-2384
Fully Guided, Guide Assisted, and Rental trips available. A family-owned business since 1971, Wildwater runs on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Big Pigeon, and Chattooga Rivers. Offering the Raft 'N Rail® since 1988, this excursion combines a scenic rail trip with beginning whitewater rafting. All tranportation and lunch is included. Wildwater, the only outdoor provider who offers 100% quality service guarantee.

10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC
 R828-488-2030 or 800-408-7238
At Rolling Thunder River Company they offer guided and rental whitewater rafting trips on the Nantahala and Ocoee rivers.  HOT showers. Great equipment plus great guides add up to a very good family adventure at Rolling Thunder.


12121 Hwy 19 W, Bryson City, NC
828-488-6345 or 800-GOT-RAFT
Carolina Outfitters Rafting Company offers guide-in-boat assisted, or non-guided whitewater rafting trips on popular and scenic Nantahala River. Inflatable funyak/ducky rentals. Excellent equipment, friendly staff, and comfortable facilities.

14611 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC
828-488-9651 or 800-711-RAFT
Paddle Inn RAfting Company offers "Guided," "Guide Assisted," and "Be Your Own Boss" (Rentals.) They  have Funyaks (single and double), Pumas, Self Bailers and regular rafts. They are here to share their passion for the river with you and they take pride in our customer service excellence.  15 miles from Bryson City, Open April-Nov. Also open by advance reservation Nov. - April.

Highway 19
Topton, NC
 800-330-1999
Appalachian Rivers Raft Company has been providing affordable guided and unguided rafting excursions on the Nantahala since 1979. Were known for reliable, competent service both on and off the river, quality equipment, and reasonable rates for individuals and groups seeking a memorable whitewater rafting experience in the Smokies.


14690 Nantahala River, 19W, Bryson City, NC
800-438-7238 or 828-488-2386
Experience the beauty and adventure of whitewater rafting or funyaking on the pristine, crystal-clear Nantahala River. Your whitewater fun will take you through the world-famous Nantahala Gorge where you'll see the wonders of the Great Smoky Mountains in all directions. Adventurous Fast Rivers Rafting is  family owned and located directly on the Nantahala River. Their specialty is giving economical prices with the very best in personal service, equipment, facilities, and staff while offering the most options; when you paddle, what you paddle, and how long you paddle. No experience necessary. Guided & unguided trips available March through October. Walk-ins are welcome or call now to reserve your next adventure. We look forward to seeing you on the river with us.


Carolina Oufitters nature float trip on the gentle Little Tennessee River

Great Smoky Mountain Fish Camp & Safaris -Great Smoky Mountain Fish Camp & Safaris in Franklin, North Carolina offers tubing rentals along a scenic stretch of the Little Tennessee River. A relaxing gentle 3 hour trip awaits visitors.
Patrons will drop their vehicles off downstream and be brought to a picnic area upstream. Tube rentals.


Primitive Outback
210 Robin Lynn Lane
Otto, NC just south of Franklin
828 349-1717
Offering gentle kayaking,fishing and a host of many area attractions. Bring your own equipment or rent from Primitive Outback.



Nantahala River Rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center  





JJs Tubes - Operating JJs Tube Rentals for more than 25 years. They are within a half-mile of the best whitewater tubing in the Smokies, and they are happy to give you helpful advice about the tube ride down Deep Creek.
You can rent the tubes for an entire day and ride Deep Creek as many times as you like.


Deep Creek Tubes - We are the closest tube rental to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(right outside the parkgate)
Located directly on the creek,
you can walk into the Park to put in the water, ride the creek,
and then exit the water on the steps near the snack bar at the end of the run.









Tubing at Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Bryson City North Carolina.




 



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