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Kayaking in North Carolina

Rafting, Kayaking, Tubing, Canoeing in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

Adventure awaits you on the water! The Smoky Mountain region of North Carolina is home to many rivers and rapids of all levels. Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and take in the incredible views of nature from a canoe, or have an exciting tubing excursion!

From the Cheoah River to the Tuckasegee River, there are so many ways to have fun and get paddling! Whichever water sport you choose, the ride will be unforgettable.

Fun and Adventure for the Whole Family

Whether you enjoy a guided scenic river tour or get your adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, the rivers of the Smoky Mountains offer adventure for everyone. Don’t forget about our fishing opportunities, too, so you can enjoy a relaxing day out on the lake, pond or river.

Get the Most Out of Your Trip

There are many nature centers and river guides available. Stop in to any of them to find out how to experience the full range of the outdoors in the Smokies! An outing on the river is sure to make a splash with your group of family or friends. So, if you’re ready to take your Smoky Mountain adventuring from land to water, visit any of the rafting, kayaking, tubing, or canoeing centers you see below!

NC Smokie's Kayaking in North Carolina Activities

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Join a Nantahala river rafting trip, Ocoee River whitewater adventure or tube the Toccoa. River...

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We offer fully guided, guide assisted, and rental trips on the Nantahala, Ocoee, Big Pigeon,...

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Great Family-oriented Whitewater Rafting Trip!!!! Rafting/Kayaking/Tubing/Canoeing

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Family-friendly rafting trips for over 30 years. Guided/Non-guided on the Nantahala River; guided only on...

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Come and enjoy nature at its best. We offer leisurely self guided kayak trips down...

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Voted “Best Place to Learn” by Outside Magazine, NOC’s elite team of instructors offer kayak...