The Nolichucky River provides rafters with an authentic river experience, far-removed in a gorgeous wilderness, floating on a free-flowing river. Because this watershed depends upon seasonal rains instead of dam releases, the Noli takes on different characteristics at different water levels. Your NOC guide knows how to maximize the fun at each level, while maintaining our industry-setting standards of safety! The Unaka Mountains provide an incredible backdrop as you paddle from North Carolina into Tennessee in the steepest river gorge east of the Mississippi. NOC runs a full-day trip that begins strong with its biggest Class III-IV rapids in the first 3 miles, including the long, technical "Quarter Mile" rapid. The full-day trips feature a unique rafting-style riverside lunch where you'll relive the morning's excitement and refuel for the second half of the trip. Check out other NOC adventures in TN: NOC Gatlinburg, NOC Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting, and NOC Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting
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