Things to Do
Worley’s Cave Bluff City, TN. Ages 7+. Kids love Worley’s Cave! Worley’s Cave is an unspoiled, “wild cave” that is known for its voluminous size. Explore the beauty of natural cave features and formations, and learn a bit about the life and geology of an undeveloped limestone cave. Experience is not required. Gear is provided.
Whitewater SUP Instruction
If you’re looking for one-on-one Whitewater SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Instruction, look no further! USA Raft offers true SUP instruction using Corran Street Fighters and can accommodate any skill level. Our instructors use a variety of local rivers to teach groups of 6 or less everything from the basics of Whitewater SUP to advanced techiniques. Availability and pricing may vary, so please call us today to discuss your needs and goals.
A Bellyak is a quick and easy way to get on the water, explore and play. Low risk + high reward = big fun for everyone. Bellyak instruction and trips provided by USA Raft are led by trained guides and can accommodate all skill levels. Bellyak boards are longer than a traditional riverboard, more stout than a surfboard and shapelier than a standard SUP. These boats are designed to be ridden lying down, without restricting straps or a confining spray skirt. Think of it as a belly-on-top instead of a sit-on-top. Cut through the waters of the Nolichucky or French Broad Rivers in a easily maneuverable, responsive ride with the best gear and instructors around!
Raft, Zip, and Bike
The Gorge is North Carolina Adventure at its best! Begin your 2½ hour trip perched on the rim of the famous Green River Gorge and plunge into untouched wilderness featuring 11 ziplines, sky-bridges, and 3 huge rappels. THE GORGE offers unique perspectives and dramatic effects. Comprised solely of tree-based platforms, The Gorge drops an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet from start to finish. Experience breathtaking views of 10,000 acres of protected forest and hear the roar of the Green River. GET READY FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! Call 866-872-7238 to book your adventure!
Get in touch with your Inner Tube at Zen Tubing! There are two convenient Asheville locations (Midtown and South) and they are open 7 days a week from 10:30-4. Zen Tubing provides a 4 mile lazy river tube trip (2-2.5 hours of float time) for ages 4 and up as well as free parking and a picnic area for guests. Rates are $15 for age 12 and under, $20 for anyone older, and group rates are available. No reservations are required, but groups are encouraged to call ahead. Call 1-855-ZEN-TUBE or visit or visit their website at www.zentubing.com.
Did you say Kolo? Yes, it rhymes with flow. Here you’ll find about 4 miles of purpose-built mountain bike trail on rolling terrain designed for all levels of rider to experience flow. Whether your flow is taking it easy or something that pushes your edge, you’ll find a taste of it at Kolo Bike Park. Kolo is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Park access for the full day is $19 for adults and $14 for youth and Western North Carolina residents. Partial day access is $8 for all ages and bike rentals are available starting at $39. Combo bike/park access packages are available and groups are welcome. Check out the Kolo website at www.kolobikepark.com, call them at (828)707-4876, or send an e-mail to TheFlow@KoloBikePark.com.
Saddle & Paddle
Come rafting and horseback riding with USA Raft! We offer several options for riding in the Ashevillle, Boone and Johnson City areas. Please call 866-USA-RAFT for more details and pricing. Enjoy riding through beautiful North Carolina trails and National Forests in Tennessee.
“Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination” We are located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina. Our ranch has been in the family for three generations. Our picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas of Madison County.
Spook & Splash
The “Spook and Splash” Whitewater Rafting Tour Packages with Appalachian Ghost Walks invites you, your family and friends, or tour group to come and explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Our family of fourteen different haunted and historic Virginia and East Tennessee ghost tours operate daily and/or nightly and span the region from the Great Smoky Mountains of Northeast Tennessee to the Southwest Virginia Highlands. Please call our office to book your “Spook & Splash” package!
For a custom package, please call 1-866-USA-Raft with your specific dates and needs for rafting and/or caving, lodging and meals and we will provide you with a custom package price. E-mail
Looking for the Hunger Games Tour? You’ve Found it!
Yes, scenes from the Hunger Games were shot in Brevard, NC at Dupont State Recreational Forest. Let us take you on an adventure to explore the waterfalls, hills, and hideouts filmed on location in the NC mountains.
Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee As you walk along Jonesborough’s well preserved Main Street, you easily drop back in time to the days of Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, John Sevier and the many other historic figures that lived in or around Jonesborough. Jonesborough’s wonderful history makes it a perfect vacation destination as you travel in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Horseback Riding Trips near the French Broad River and Asheville.
Hotel and Cabin Accommodations:
- Our links page
- Log Cabin Group Bunkhouse Rental Crockett Cabin is a rustic, traditional log cabin bunkhouse for groups and large families, located on the banks of the Nolichucky River. Adjacent to Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail, Crockett Cabin has a sand volleyball court, bonfire pit, large fireplace and bbq grills.
- Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel
- Nolichucky Gorge Campground
Erwin, TN: Restaurants
202 Union St.
Erwin, TN 37650
1238 N. Main Ave
Subs, salad, spaghetti (they deliver to the cabin)
1246 N. Main Ave.
1609 Jackson-Love HWY
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