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Activity Type Biking, Climbing-Ropes Course, Whitewater Rafting, Ziplining
Features Night ziplining, Forest canopy ziplining, Class I - III rapids near waterfall, Unguided rafting
Recommended Age 3-5 yr, 6-8 yr, 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Over $100
Duration 1/2 day
  • They offer whitewater rafting on the river and kayak/SUP on the lake.

  • Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the largest outdoor recreation companies and their campus has several lodging options, 3 restaurants, 4 retail shops. They also offer paddling, rescue and other classes

  • For ziplining: closed-toed shoes are required. Long hair must be tied back.

  • The Nantahala River has consistent flow, since it's dam controlled. The water is 50 F year around.

  • Print the driving direction as GPS in the mountain is not reliable.

  • Click here to see the prices and their complete list of activities. Check their website for discount coupons and combo deals.

  • Activity
    Min. Age
    Est. Duration
    Details
    Guided Nantahala River Rafting
    7 yr. or 60 lb. .
    3 hr.
    › Class I and II rapids mostly with 1 class III rapid at the end by the waterfall.

    › 2 hr. on water. Good for beginners.
    Guided Duck Trip
    9 yr.
    3 hr.
    › Class I and II rapids mostly with 1 class III rapid at the end by the waterfall.
    Nantahala River Raft & Duck Rentals
    7 yr. or 60 lb. .
    3 hr.
    › Unguided. Whitewater experience is recommended.

    › You can rent a raft or inflated kayaks. 2 hr. on water.

    › Class I and II rapids mostly with 1 class III rapid at the end by the waterfall.
    Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
    100 lb.

    3 - 4 hr.
    › 2 mile of zip lines, mountain to mountain. You experience almost 1 min. of flying with the 1/2 mile MegaZip.

    › Views of the Smokies and Fontana Lake
    Zip Line Adventure Park
    60 lb.
    2 hr.
    › Multi stage obstacle course with wobbly ski bridges, rope challenge, 600 ft. ziplining and other courses.

    › You can repeat activities.
    Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
    100 lb.
    4.5 hr.
    › Only available on the days are close to full moon. All riders get glow sticks, making the tour an aerial light show.

    › 2 mile of zip lines, mountain to mountain. Must have ziplining experience.
    SUP Rental
    8 yr.
    3 hr.
    › Only available on the days are close to full moon. All riders get glow sticks, making the tour an aerial light show.

    › 2 mile of zip lines, mountain to mountain. Must have ziplining experience.
    *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link 13077 W Hwy 19
    Bryson City, NC 28713
    35.3312913, -83.601547
    (828) 785-4835