NOC has been the leader in the rafting industry since 1972. NOC offers family-friendly adventures rafting and paddling the Nantahala River, as well as riverside dining, lodging, shopping, mountain bike rentals, ziplining, lake kayaking, wilderness medicine training and our world-famous paddling school. Our Adventure Park allows you to soar more than 550' through the air on the Wesser Zip, the Nantahala Gorge’s most fun zip line, and take on a multi-level rope challenge as high as 60' above the forest floor. Our Treetop Adventure Nets is a full netted enclosure for children to explore, climb, slide and navigate through a series of tunnels, chutes and pathways overlooking the river.

Ask about our lodging options, too, as we offer a great variety. River's End Restaurant boasts a mouth-watering American-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.