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Nolichucky River

Erwin, TN
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Erwin
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: White-water rafting
Description: This scenic river is great for white water rafting.
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful river! Great for rafting and fishing, seeing as it's a natural flow river. Not having to depend a dam to release water is a huge relief!

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Marshall, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have been a professional river guide for years. When my guest ask "where is your most favorite river you have ever paddle?" My response is always, "the nolichucky in east tennessee, and I have paddled up and down the east coast."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great guides. Beautiful scenery. And , best of all a GREAT ride!. We did the afternoon trip which was perfect.

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North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

beautiful river, highly knowledgeable and professional staff. we had 18 people in our group and we all had an awesome time. The staff was incredible!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Had an awesome ride through the gorge with USA raft.Water was running around 800 cfs very nice rapids.Our guide was Loren Smith very nice guy and I promise ask for this guy and you will experience surfing in the mountains loved the trip will definitely go again!!

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Erwin, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Most reviews of the Nolichucky River as an attraction relate to white water rafting. The Chestoa Recreation Area is a small day use park open all year. It is located on Jones Branch Road 2/10 of a mile upstream from Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitters and 8/10 of a mile down stream from Nolichucky Gorge Campground. This free park... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

"The Best Day Ever"! Today I rafted with a great group of folks lead by Trey and his amazing team of experienced paddlers. The Nolichucky was swollen and there were plenty of waves to crash into. The mix of humor, professionalism, and service was fantastically refreshing. If you are traveling near Erwin, TN or are thinking of planning a trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Nolichucky rafting has been our favorite river experience. Jordan and the NOC outfitters are professional, passionate and fun. We highly recommend this adventure.

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Sorrento, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Liked the rafting, wish the water was higher, but USA Raft can't help that. The river was at 675 cfs, so sometimes the raft would hang up on a rock, but guide was great at getting us off.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

June 16,2014 .....The first time I swam in this river an also I am a good swimmer I refuse to ever get back in that river I went tubeing with some friends we had our tubes tide together we started at chestoa an went on down we came up to.some rapids the person in front of me flipped then my... More

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