RAFTING

The Nolichucky River’s churning white waters winds through the deepest gorge in the eastern United States.  Steep slopes and cliffs rise more than 2,000 feet from the magnificent river, offering exhilarating whitewater rafting amongst breathtaking scenery. Public boat access is available upstream in Poplar, North Carolina, as well as a take-out at Chestoa Recreation Area.  In addition, several local rafting companies provide guided whitewater rafting trips and equipment.  The following is a listing of rafting companies.

Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute

Located on the banks of the beautiful Nolichucky River in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, we are the region's first comprehensive outdoor school offering courses and instruction for all ability levels in a variety of disciplines including kayak, canoe, water...

Chestoa Recreation Area

The Chestoa Recreation Area, located along the banks of the mighty Nolichucky River, has 10 picnic tables, grills, changing rooms and a vault toilet.  There are two short foot trails and a sandy area for wading along the river.  Shoals just upstream and downstream are...

Wahoo’s Adventures

Family owned and operated by Jeff and Lilly Stanley. Wahoo’s Adventure’s is the original Whitewater Outfitter of the High Country (Western North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee).  We have been chosen 2-time recipient of the Outfitter of the Year award by the...

USA Raft

With 30+ years of experience, a rigorous raft guide training school and some of the best guides and gear on the river, USA Raft is the leading whitewater rafting outfitter in the region.USA Raft is recognized as a leading outfitter in the region. Being the best is our...

High Mountain Expeditions

Whitewater Rafting NC offers abundant scenic wonder, Native American history, and is  loaded with adventure and fun. High Mountain Expeditions rafting adventures are a once in a lifetime experience. Exploring the wilderness by river is an experience unlike any other....

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