Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • 150 Hawkins Drive
  • Ocoee, TN 37361

Raft and Zip with Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) – rated “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure. With rafting on seven Southeastern rivers plus two zip line adventures, NOC has an activity for everyone!

Closest to Chattanooga, the Ocoee River features continuous, splashy rapids that will get you soaked and smiling—come see why it's America’s favorite whitewater rafting destination!

Located on NOC’s Nantahala Campus, the Mountaintop Zip Line Tour offers panoramic views of our remote 400-acre property including the breathtaking Nantahala Gorge, Fontana Lake and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The highlight is a jaw-dropping half-mile Mega Zip where you'll fly 350' above the forest floor.

Join the most experienced guides in the nation for your next adventure—whether it's rafting, zip lining, lake paddling, mountain biking, or more. We welcome you! For detailed information and reservations, call (423) 217-4549 or visit

April 14, 2018

Celebrate SPRING in the Smoky Mountains with a family-friendly event in the Nantahala Gorge. This event focuses on celebrating the Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and features our Flint Ridge 5k, along with a ton of free activities including outdoor...

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...

May 26, 2018

The Merrell Adventure Dash is all about getting outside and challenging yourself to work hard for your good time. Suitable for families as well as adults, participants will negotiate a series of natural and man-made obstacles along the 5K course,...

August 4, 2018

Choose your class of SUP, surfski, marathon, kayak, or canoe and race on beautiful Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a 3 and 6 mile race option, the Paddle Grapple offers an option for every boater, whether recreational or elite. Awards...

September 28, 2018

NOC's Guest Appreciation Festival is our way of saying "Thank You" to you! We have something for everyone. Snag the best in outdoor gear and apparel at stunningly low prices from our new and used gear sale with names including The North Face, Chaco,...

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