Nolichucky Whitewater Rafting Trips – Closest Class IV Rafting to Asheville, Boone and Johnson City!

Nolichucky Gorge Trips

Half Day Trips Available, Class II, III, IV Rapids, Ages 10+

LUNCH TRIPS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE 2020 SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Lower Nolichucky River Trips

Morning & Afternoon Trips Available, Class I, II Rapids, Ages 4+

The Nolichucky River Gorge is one of the most adventurous and scenic rivers in the entire Southeast. The Upper Nolichucky has over 25 named class II, III, and IV rapids along nine miles of pristine wilderness. USA Raft Adventure Resorts currently offers only Half day trips (3-4 hours).

We hope to offer full day trips with lunch (4-5 hours on the river), and Overnight Trips later this summer of 2020 as physical distancing and sanitizing requirements are lifted.

The Lower Nolichucky River offers calmer rafting with mellow rapids and is the perfect family adventure. We are located 45 minutes from Asheville, NC and 25 minutes from Johnson City, TN. Come experience a family outing with time to swim, a chance to see Blue Herons and spectacular mountains along the way. Try an inflatable ducky for even more adventure! 


The Nolichucky River is a major stream draining the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina and East Tennessee.

Nolichucky River Gorge -the South’s Deepest River Gorge – 3,000 feet. Tall mountain peaks ranging from 3,100 to 5,200 feet dominate the landscape of the Unaka Mountain vicinity. Unaka Mountain Wilderness and Scenic Area and Stone Mountain road less area form nearly 11,000 acres of remote back country.

Nolichucky River Rafting: white water rafting in the Nolichucky River Gorge in North Carolina (NC) near Boone, Asheville, Blowing Rock, Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Wolf Laurel, Burnsville, Marshall, Hot Springs, and Banner Elk, and in Tennessee (TN) near Johnson City, Bristol, Greeneville, and Mountain City.

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