We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

USA Raft

Address: 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, TN 37650
Phone Number: +1 800-872-7238
Website
Improve this listing
98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. We offer mild to wild whitewater rafting on the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. We offer mild to wild whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky, Watauga and French Broad Rivers. We have a beautiful, rustic river-side bunkhouse that sleeps up to 50.Campground next door. We offer full day trips with lunch and half day excursions. Trips start at $40.We also offer wild cave tours. Prepare to get muddy and have some fun underground. Very popular with youth and outdoor groups.

Hotels near USA Raft

Write a Review

323 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    294
    24
    3
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took a group of 15 people out for a business trip. We did the caving one day, stayed overnight in the cabin, then did a full day of rafting. Caving was incredible! It was a good mix of open caverns and tight crawls (though the tight crawls were optional). Ben was very knowledgeable on the cave history. We stayed... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mebane, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had great white water rafting experience today on the Nolichucky river today, I chose USA raft for our rafting company, from our reservation process to our trip they were great. Our guides today were Loren ,Ben and Joe. They were professional , experienced and very fun! Our raft guide was Loren he was great. He kept us safe and amused.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I'm an outdoorsy girl but since I'm from South Florida I don't get to white water raft very often. Highly recommend our guide Ben and the other guide who's name begins with the letter L. That being said, this was THE MOST FUN, EXCITING and BEAUTIFUL white water rafting trip I've ever experienced. The gorge is absolutely gorgeous(haha) and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

By far, one of the best experiences I have ever had! The scenery was amazing, the river was wild, and Lauren was top notch! He knew exactly how to position and steer the raft so that we were going through the rapids safely, while still creating an intense, exciting experience! He was knowledgeable of the area and pointed out all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is my 3rd trip with USA Raft. We took the French Broad half-day trip this time, which was perfect for my mixed crew of of children/adults/athletes/non-athletes. It provided plenty of excitement for us all, and was not too strenuous for the younger or less active participants. There were enough rapids to keep everyone laughing and squealing, enough calm patches... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff was great from USA Raft. Water was a little low, but My family had a great time on the Fun Yaks!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This trip was awesome! They scare the hell out of you on the way to the departure point, but it is all for safety. You will have a great time! I went as my first time white water rafting and had the time of my life. The rapids are strong but the guides do everything to keep you safe. Also,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great rafting experience, truly a fine establishment Our guide Ewok was knowledgable and funny but truly an ugly guy. When Ewok was born the Doctor slapped his momma.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newhall, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wanted to take my son on a rafting trip in the western North Carolina (Asheville) area. Many places were already closed for the season, but USA Raft was still running the upper Nolichucky River on the Tennessee border. Water level was fairly low at 500 cu ft / min; so no rafts running. We went on Duckys. In Duckys this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family and I decided to go on a last minute, end of the summer, white water rafting trip. What a great decision!!! Everyone at USA Raft was extremely amazing. Cathy checked us in and was very helpful and informative. Joe was the best rafting guide I have ever had. The rest of the guides were also very encouraging and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed USA Raft also viewed

Marshall, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
Marshall, North Carolina Smoky Mountains
 

Been to USA Raft? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from USA Raft staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?