About USA Raft

USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers

With 30+ years of experience, a rigorous raft guide training school and some of the best guides and gear on the river, USA Raft is the leading whitewater rafting outfitter in the region.

  • skilled, friendly guides.
  • high performance rafts & equipment.
  • recognized in: Men’s Journal, American Scouting Digest & National Geographic Adventure.

“Your guides were outstanding. They were skilled, knowledgeable and fun!” – Wit Tuttell. Public Relations Director. NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.

USA Raft is recognized as a leading outfitter in the region. Being the best is our mission and our passion. We have worked continuously each season to raise the bar on our high quality of standards and this next season will be no exception. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality adventure programming, guides and equipment.

USA Raft holds commercial outfitter and guide licenses with the United States Forest Service, Pisgah National Forest – Pisgah, Appalachian and French Broad Ranger Districts.

Our comprehensive guide training schools are taught by our senior trip leaders. We have also made a substantial investment in high performance, self-bailing rafts to enhance the safety and quality of our customer’s rafting experience. Not every French Broad, Watauga, Nantahala or Nolichucky River outfitter meets these high standards!

Our customers say:

  • “I can’t put into words how much fun I had.”
  • “My kids had a fantastic time with your guides.”
  • “Great guides, good food, lots of fun.”
  • “Had a blast. It’s a great day of fun and a great way to spend time with one another.”
  • “We all had so much fun! …..whitewater rafting was a blast, and your guides were some of the friendliest people I have ever met. Everyone took good care of us….”
  • “We have done business with USA Raft for over a decade. My campers’ parents expect the highest quality programming and I know I can trust USA Raft to provide that. They are consistently professional, considerate, accommodating and always put safety first. And my kids have a great time on the river!”
  • “As a rafting coordinator for our camp, my expectations have always been exceeded by USA Raft’s topnotch equipment and their friendly, qualified staff. The campers just have a blast!”

A professional guide in every raft. Experience is not required. All gear is provided.

We provide everything you will need for your rafting adventure. Just be ready to get wet and have fun on and off of the river! No experience is required and there is a professional guide in every raft.

2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

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