Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City

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  • We had about a 45 minute stop here on the train ride. They had a couple different restaurants & an outdoor shop. And there were a lot of people rafting & kayaking on the river that day.  more »
  • Very nice area. Cool to watch people kayak the rapids. People friendly. Just a beautiful place to visit or stop by.  more »
  • Nice shop. Stopped here to get toothbrush. Watched kayaker. Too cold for us. Pretty area. Check out person was nice.  more »
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  • Nice place to hang out, lots to do in a day. About $35 per person to rent raft. $55 per person to go with the guides. Get there early to find parking, it's a complete free for all. Don't park in the grass on a wet day you'll get stuck if you don't have 4x4. The river is running good so you have to paddle alot which makes it exciting but it's not too dangerous and there is many people around.
  • Me and my buddy, who have rented kayaks a couple easy places but don't have tons of experience, rented a 2-person "ducky" and went out on the Nantahala with NOC yesterday (March 22).I highly recommend renting with them. We met Lee Knight, one of the guides there, and he helped get us equipped and gave us great advice. He and the other employees were friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. We paid 39 a person to rent and we were out on the river for about 2.25 hours, with most of the time spent on some fast moving whitewater. It was very exhilarating being out there when the temperature in Bryson City was around 57 degrees. We loved it. Will be back with more people soon.
  • Absolutely awesome. Great guides Big Joe and Nolan on the river and Sam and Emma led us through the trees on the zip line. Great family fun.
  • Staff was great Collin was our guide for White Water rafting. We had my kids 7, 9, and 12 with us and kids did not want to get off. Best place around.
  • Rafting on the French Broad was exciting and fun! The guides are fantastic. I can't say enough about how fun these guys made the trip. Only downside is that the corporate office hasn't fixed the showers or the mid-trip gazebo. These guys could use a little more support to make the experience First-Class.

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Private mountain cabins, lofts, and condos are situated within Bryson and near the city limits. This is a comfortable way to enjoy a rustic holiday in the mountains. Camping is another popular activity in the area, and many shops in town sell camping supplies. For those less interested in rustic living, choose a bed and breakfast or country inn for local hospitality and comfort.
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