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Nantahala Outdoor Center

Ocoee, TN, USA
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About Nantahala Outdoor Center
NOC offers two trips on the Ocoee. Our most popular is an action-packed half-day Ocoee rafting trip. It features five miles of continuous Class III-IV rapids such as Broken Nose, Tablesaw, and Hell Hole. Our most exciting trip, however, is our full-day Ocoee rafting trip. It combines the traditional Middle Ocoee trip with the Class IV Ocoee Olympic Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympics. In fact, four NOC staff members competed in the 1996 Olympics on the Ocoee! Ocoee rafting is synonymous with big waves, warm water, and continuous action - that's why we call it the "Ocoee Coaster!" From beginning to end, the Ocoee will get you soaked, smiling, and laughing.
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Westley B wrote a review Sep 2020
37 contributions22 helpful votes
Our rafting trip was full of fun and excitement! This is the second time rafting with NOC and the first time rafting the Middle Ocoee. Our guide, Cam, did a great job of making sure everyone was well informed, setup safely, and taken care of. NOC runs a clean and organized service and their guides are fun and professional. I will definitely use them again for future trips at this or other locations.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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FredJoi wrote a review Aug 2020
Waynesville, North Carolina1 contribution
What an awesome day with some awesome people at NOC. Nate was our guide, Parker was in kayak alongside in case anyone fell over, and Henry talked to us before and after. They made the trip sooooooo awesome, with safety being the primary. Would definitely recommend this trip with NOC.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from E2091JGjanw, Marketing at Nantahala Outdoor Center
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we are thrilled you had such a great time :)! We will pass along your comments to Nate, Parker and Henry. Thanks for joining us and we hope to be able to host on your next trip to the mountains.
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Bryan K wrote a review Aug 2020
Bay City, Michigan17 contributions10 helpful votes
Wife and I went on the middle Ocoee white water rafting trip. First time either of I went. NOC is a great place to go. Our guide Louis was awesome, very fun and adventurous but still very safe.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mcverde22022 wrote a review Aug 2020
Charleston, South Carolina11 contributions13 helpful votes
Been on many river trips and this was perfect for our 12, 14 and 16 year olds. Their all time favorite. Continuous 3/4 which made it so much fun. Our guide, Nate, was truly passionate about his job and very experienced! Makes such a huge difference. All of the NOC guides have it. Well done! We will be back for the upper Ocoee! Thank you, Nate!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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wendyr518 wrote a review Jul 2020
Kingston, Tennessee20 contributions7 helpful votes
We went as a family visit to raft the middle section of Ocoee. Our guide was Wyatt and he was great. We were a family with two teenagers ages 16 and 17 and they had a blast, already talking about wanting to go back. It started raining the last 15 min or so of our trip which make the last rapid even a neater experience. Can't wait to go back, may even do the upper next time.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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