Cherokee for “land of the noonday sun,” the Nantahala River is nestled among the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina. A nationally known river of recreation and sport, the Nantahala is floated by as many as 160,000 paddlers annually. A Class II-III river, the Nantahala is considered ideal for both the first-timer and experienced paddler. With a wealth of rapids running the length of the river, there’s plenty of fun for all.

At our Nantahala Outpost your group can experience this unforgettable whitewater adventure through the gorge. Experience the excitement of Patton’s Run, the fun and splash of TumbleDry, and the rush and roar of riding Class III Nantahala Falls. For an even bigger thrill, try taking one of our Duckies down the river!