NOC Spring Fling

Dates: April 28, 2018

Celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains with a free, family-friendly event in the Nantahala Gorge. Don't miss the NOC 8 Ball Race and gear demos/specials at NOC's Outfitter's Store.

This year's Spring Fling will feature a carnage-filled 8 Ball competition! We will run competitors in heats of six from the NOC Founder's Bridge to the Old Highway Bridge on the NOC Campus. There will be three 8 ball paddlers scattered along the course trying to stop the racers progression downriver. We will take the top competitor from each heat and run them all against each other in the final heat to determine the top 3 paddlers and champions of the NOC Spring Fling 8 Ball Race. The awards ceremony will take place after the final heat is completed.

Scheduled releases of the Cascades and Upper sections of the Nantahala River round out this Bryson City weekend. Free NOC shuttles will run from the commercial Nantahala put-in from 9:30am - 3:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

NOC Spring Fling
  • 13077 Highway 19 West
  • Bryson City, NC 28713
  • to
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • Free