About Nantahala Outdoor Center
For outdoor adventures, visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg where you can go white water rafting, fishing, hiking, biking and climbing all while enjoying the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery. It’s the perfect vacation destination for families and the place to go white water rafting in Gatlinburg! Visit the NOC Basecamp for Adventure where experts will help you choose your adventure whether it be fishing, hiking or rafting. You’ll also find an indoor climbing wall, a children’s play area and swinging rope bridge. Gatlinburg rafting is one of the most popular activities with guided tours on seven different rivers, including the Pigeon River. Pigeon River rafting features Class III-IV rapids and dam-controlled water releases to ensure an exciting ride. Tours run through Tuesdays through Thursdays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call ahead or visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center Gatlinburg’s website for tour information and pricing here. Please call for availability. After your adventure check out the 18,000-square foot shopping attraction where you’ll find gear, apparel and souvenirs! The Nantahala Outdoor Center is perfect for families, church groups, Scout programs and all outdoor enthusiasts. Add Nantahala river rafting to your Smoky Mountains vacation itinerary today! Staying in Pigeon Forge? The NOC has a location there, too. All Pigeon River trips depart from the Pigeon outpost, in Hartford, TN, just a few miles east of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.