Follow the gravel driveway to our Pigeon River Outpost. Take exit 67 for Bryson City. From Chattanooga, TN Take I-40 W toward Knoxville, TN. Take the second Cleveland exit, exit 25. Approximately 8 miles west of Bryson City, take a right on 28 N. Go approximately 11 ½ miles to Hwy 143. Take the first Cleveland exit (#20) onto US 64 Bypass East. In Mineral Bluff turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. From East Atlanta Nolichucky River With waters sometimes roiling and powerful, at other times more serene, the Nolichucky River has over 25 named Class II-IV rapids. Continue, you will meet at the Depot in Bryson City, not at the river. Turn left onto Johnson Ferry Rd. If you cross over the river, you have gone too far. Take I-85 North to I-985 North. After .8 miles, turn right on Powers Ferry Rd. From Asheville, NC Miles of rapids and beautiful scenery. Take I-85N to I-985N. Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. From the Atlanta International Airport: Take I-85N. After crossing over the Cheoah River, take your immediate left and to enter the Historic Tapoco Lodge. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. From East Atlanta Putin Location GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 36.09997 Longitude: -82.43647 Takeout Location GPS Coordinates: After 2 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the left. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. From West Atlanta Stay on 74, the left lane. Floating through the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forest, you’ll enjoy the rugged beauty of the Nolichucky’s sheer rock walls, lush forested mountains, and steep turbulent rapids in the deepest canyon of the East! Please note: Hwy 25/70 is a scenic byway and signage is limited. Wahoo’s private expedition options are ideal for all ages and skill levels, providing adventures from peaceful and serene to adventures from peaceful and serene to adventurous and exciting! Pick a rafting adventure from NOC's seven exciting rivers, Soar above the trees on NOC's thrilling zipline canopy tours. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction. Take exit 67 for Bryson City. River rafting tours are loads of fun. Stay on 76/123 towards Seneca and then Westminster, SC. Go 6 miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. Continue around the corner and the Outfitter’s Store, where you are checking in, will be on your right on the banks of the Nantahala. From Asheville, NC After 48 miles (past Bryson City), the highway narrows to two lanes. GO PRIVATE! Take I-75 N toward Cleveland, TN. Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Chestoa Road. Take Exit 295A merging onto I-285E. Take I-85 North to I-985 North. After crossing the Chattahoochee River turn right at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. Turn right onto 25/70 towards Hot Springs, NC. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Hartford Rd. Come check out some of our favorite hikes in the area! At Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Go 0.7 miles to turn left onto River Road. Nolichuckey Bluffs offers fully equipped, comfortable cabins with mountain & river views. Immediately after crossing the river, turn right onto Jones Branch Road and follow it for 1.2 miles. After 2 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the right across from the Shell station. Go across the bridge and follow the paved road over the railroad tracks. If you cross the SC/GA state line, you missed your turn. From West Atlanta Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. Please choose a different date. After crossing over the Cheoah River, take your immediate left and to enter the Historic Tapoco Lodge. Take I-40W toward Knoxville, TN. Take a left onto Everett Street at the next traffic light. From West Atlanta Continue on the paved road up the hill to your left. Turn left onto Johnson Ferry Rd. You will see Relia’s Garden Restaurant on your right. Road map to Nolichucky River, Tennessee. From Gatlinburg, TN Turn onto US 76 EAST at the Walgreen's Pharmacy (across the street from McDonald's). If you pass the TN/NC state line, you've missed the exit. Turn left onto Veterans Blvd. The primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States and connects the interests of human-powered recreational river users with ecological and science-based data to achieve goals within our mission. Cross into North Carolina. About 22 miles from Chattanooga take the first Cleveland, exit 20, onto US 64 Bypass East. Immediately after crossing the river, turn right onto Jones Branch Road and follow it for 1.2 miles. Go 0.7 miles to turn left onto River Road. Take Exit 27 onto US 74 W (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) toward Waynesville/Clyde. Take a right at the 2nd stop light onto 129 N. Continue on for 15.2 miles. 1201 Rock Creek Road And Wahoo’s caters group events and can coordinate with a variety of Professional Caterers for your group’s riverside celebration. Turn left on Windy Hill Rd. NOC's Chattooga meeting place is 2.6 miles on the right. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction. Take the first Cleveland exit (#20) onto US 64 Bypass East. The parking lot entrance is at the top of the hill. The run can be enjoyed by all but the youngest children and all experience levels are welcome. Stay with us and save big on outdoor adventures. From Asheville, NC Parking is in the lot above the restaurant. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur and follow it into North Carolina to US 74 E, turning right toward Murphy and Andrews. Take I-75N toward Cleveland, TN. Drive 1/4 mile and turn left at the NOC sign, just as the road starts to bend left. Follow the gravel driveway to our Pigeon River Outpost. more. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue on the paved road up the hill to your left. Take the Ocoee exit for 64 East towards Ocoee/Murphy. Menu & Reservations ... Whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River. Parking for Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will be on your right. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3 miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost. After crossing the Chattahoochee River turn right at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. Take a left onto Everett Street at the next traffic light. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you will see the Nantahala River and NOC's Outfitter's Store on your right. After crossing the Chattahoochee River, take the fist left and enter the NOC Chattahoochee River Outpost Parking area. SE. Take I-85 North to I-985 North. Take Ocoee exit for 64 East towards Ocoee/Murphy. Follow the signs to check-in. From Knoxville, TN After crossing the Chattahoochee River turn right at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. Go 6 miles; take Ocoee Exit US 64 E towards Ocoee/Murphy, NC. Spread across 4 Southeastern States, NOC operates trips on 8 different rivers and each of our rivers has a dedicated outpost. Take I-85 N to I-985 N. In Gainesville take 365 N to 441 N into North Carolina. Eight miles after the NC/TN state line, take Exit 447 (Hartford Rd). It is very isolated as the only thing that will link you to civilization is a railroad track that runs beside the river. After tossing everything it has at you in the gorge, the Nolichucky broadens and shows the gentler side of its nature outside Erwin. Turn right onto New Northside Dr. and continue on Interstate N. Parkway/Riverside Lane NW. After 22 miles on US 74 (you will pass Bryson City), take a right on 28 N. Go approximately 11 ½ miles to Hwy 143. Pass the Ocoee River and continue 12 miles past Lake Ocoee, rural farmland and the Lower Ocoee River. All tours include a deli buffet lunch with fresh deli meats, cheeses, breads, fruits and veggies. Newly renovated cabins, motel rooms and bunkhouses at NOC. Drive 1/4 mile and turn left at the NOC sign, just as the road starts to bend left. Take I-75N toward Cleveland, TN. Bear right at the end of the exit ramp onto Veterans Blvd. Fishing on the Nolichucky. Voted "the Best Place to Learn” by Outside Magazine. Continue 4.3 miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost. Follow it to Clemson and turn left onto Hwy 76/123. Get directions, reviews and information for USA Raft Nolichucky in Erwin, TN. From East Atlanta From Greenville, SC Take I-40 W towards Knoxville, TN. Approximately 10 miles east of Andrews, NC, take a left on 129 N to Robbinsville, NC. Near Gainesville, take 365 North to US 441 North into Clayton, GA. Take I-26 East from Johnson City, TN. After 7.3 miles take exit 258 for Cumberland Boulevard and turn right. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8 miles. From West Atlanta You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you will see the Nantahala River and NOC's Outfitter's Store on your right. From Chattanooga, TN Continue 2.1 miles and turn left onto Chattooga Ridge Road. Take I-75 N towards Cleveland. Take exit 24 Riverside Dr. then turn right on to Riverside Dr. Continue on Riverside Dr. for 2.8 miles. In Mineral Bluff, turn right to stay on Hwy 60 Spur. Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. From Johnson City Follow the signs to check-in. Welcome! Continue around the corner and the Outfitter’s Store, where you are checking in, will be on your right on the banks of the Nantahala. From Chattanooga, TN Take Exit 24 Riverside Dr. then turn left on to Riverside Dr. Continue on Riverside Dr. for 2.8 miles. Homemade Breakfast served every morning. After about five miles, NOC will be on your left. High Adventure on the Nolichucky River in Tennessee! Stay with this road until just past Blue Ridge, GA, and then turn left onto Hwy 60 to Mineral Bluff, GA. Continue, you will meet at the Depot in Bryson City, not at the river. After 8 miles, take exit 22 for New Northside Drive. Make a sharp right, and go past another company's property to reach our NOC Nolichucky meeting place. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Please schedule extra drive time and double-check your route before you're beginning your trip. Go to the stop sign, turn left and then turn right in front of Riverview Baptist Church. Take Exit 27 onto US 74W (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) toward Waynesville/Clyde. Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Take GA-141S/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard towards I-285. Take Hwy 321 North to Cosby (light #3 in Gatlinburg). 301 Johnson Ferry Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30068. Welcome! Drive through the Nantahala Gorge, passing the Nantahala River as well as the NOC Nantahala Outpost. You will follow the river for the last 8 miles. After passing the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort, continue 2.6 miles before turning right into the Historic Tapoco Lodge parking area after crossing over the lake with a view of the Cheoah Dam. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala River Outpost and Outfitter's Store is 20-miles past Andrews. The parking lot entrance is at the top of the hill. Visit one of our 3 stores for the best in outdoor gear. At the fork, stay right following signs for Marietta/Chattanooga. If you pass the red Walnut VFD building, you've gone too far. Take I-26 E. Just beyond Erwin, TN take Exit 40 (Old Exit 15), the Jackson-Love Hwy. Take exit 258 for Cumberland Boulevard and turn right. From West Atlanta You will enter North Carolina. Parking for Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will be on your right. Go to the stop sign, turn right and then right again in front of Riverview Baptist Church. In lower water levels, a combination of small rafts and funyaks offer the best ride.