USA Raft on the Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN.

Whitewater rafting in NC and TN on the Nolichucky River with USA Raft on the Nolichucky, Watauga and French Broad Rivers.

 USA Raft offers whitewater rafting in NC and TN on the Nolichucky, and Watauga Rivers from its Erwin, TN location, as well as guided rock climbing and caving trips to Worley's Cave. Their Erwin, TN rafting outpost is adjacent to the Nolichucky River and is surrounded by Cherokee National Forest. Hiking on the Appalachian Trail is available 100 yards from the outpost.

USA Raft on the Nolichucky River is located at 1005 Jones Branch Road. Erwin, TN 37650. Their local phone number is (423) 743-7111 and their reservation number is 1-866-USA-Raft. They have a website and online booking for Nolichucky, French Broad and Watauga River rafting reservations, as well as guided caving trips to nearby Worley's Cave in Bluff City, TN.

Probably the most important feature of this company's location is that they have a private take-out on their property, where they end their Nolichucky River Gorge rafting trips. Because they have a private take-out, USA Raft is able to offer 1/2 day rafting trips in addition to full day rafting trips in the Nolichucky River Gorge. Your car will be waiting for you at the outpost, so there will be no need for a bus shuttle after your rafting trip.

The USA Raft Nolichucky River outpost has hot showers, a retail store with T-shirts and a large cabin the holds up to 42+ people. There is also a sand volleyball court, bonfire ring and free hiking on the Appalachain Trail.

Description of Nolichucky River Gorge Whitewater Rafting with USA Raft

Nolichucky River Gorge: Erwin, TN. Includes "QUARTER MILE RAPID" with 3 class 4 rapids in a quarter mile. Located near Asheville (45 min.) and Boone, NC (up to 1.5 hrs) and Johnson City, TN.

With over 25 named class 2-4 rapids, through truly pristine wilderness, the Nolichucky River Gorge is one of the top rafting adventures in the entire east! The headwaters and tributaries of the amazing Nolichucky River begin on the slopes of Mt. Mitchell, the highest mountain on the entire east coast. From there the Nolichucky rushes along the boarder of North Carolina and Tennessee through a raucous gorge rimmed with beautiful cliffs and flowery rhododendron.

The Nolichucky River Gorge can be big and bad in spring and/or after heavy rain. Typical summer trips are lower water, technical class 3-4 whitewater.