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USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. We offer mild to wild...

USA Raft on the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers. We offer mild to wild whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky, Watauga and French Broad Rivers. We have a beautiful, rustic river-side bunkhouse that sleeps up to 50.Campground next door. We offer full day trips with lunch and half day excursions. Trips start at $40.We also offer wild cave tours. Prepare to get muddy and have some fun underground. Very popular with youth and outdoor groups.

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Great new experience

The guide was very watchful of the kids in the raft. They were all about a safe trip. For first time rafters, it was easy to learn and extremely fun.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Perrysburg, Ohio
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was very watchful of the kids in the raft. They were all about a safe trip. For first time rafters, it was easy to learn and extremely fun.

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Hudson, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The experience of the Nolichucky is truly one of a kind and with the USA Raft staff guiding you through everything, it makes the river even better! This company is the best for a family or just a friends trip. Highly recommend.

Thank mhotpants07
Hudson, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

From start to finish the service was fantastic. Equipment was good and safety briefing was excellent. Breathtaking fun travelling down! Splash gear is provided if you're looking for the fun and trying to hide away from the water.... you may still get wet.

Thank alaurino250
Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Our family(dad, mom, and 4 "children" 17-27yrs.) really enjoyed the French Broad 2 hour trip, it was a perfect combo of challenge, excitement, and fun for all of us. We each paddled our own ducky to enjoy the thrill of trying to maneuver each rapid ourselves. Tim is a great guide, he kept us laughing as he led us to... More 

Thank kar51190
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I recently visited USA Raft with the Roan Scholars Leadership program through East Tennessee State University and had the best time! We spent the night in a cozy cabin and sang campfire songs together into the wee hours of the night.The next day, we were offered several fun outdoor activities such as paddle board yoga, volleyball, corn hole, hiking, and... More 

Thank Brianna M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This trip was originally planned for the Nolichucky but switched due to dangerous water levels. Wise decision. I actually felt like the majority of the group enjoyed this trip better than they would have the class 3 and 4 of the other river. It was a great mixture of class 1,2 and 3 - perfect for many of the first... More 

Thank Margaretha M
Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We booked this trip for 6 adults and 3 small kids ages 7, 8, 9, this was the kids first white water adventure and the entire experience was really good. These guys are more of a local, laid back group instead of a "company". We never felt like we just being herded along or rushed, they really adapted the entire... More 

Thank karen l
Marshville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I've rafted all of over the US and some in Ecuador... and these guys do it right! Highly experienced and super friendly at every level. Elizabeth and Wes were the best guides! Knowledgeable and courteous. While you're there ... stay in the tiny house. Coolest thing!.. Huge deck and a Big Green Egg to cook on! Very special!

Thank sdj216
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Short Version: Had a big group. The company was very accommodating. Highly recommend guides Elisabeth for river rafting and Taylor for Spelunking Long Version: Our group of 11, ages ranging from 24-35, did the “Bigger Waves and Caves“ adventure package. This included: -Full day Nolichucky Gorge Raft Trip with lunch on the river -Four hour adventure through Worley’s Cave -1... More 

Thank Rachel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I would highly recommend Aaron as a guide on the lower Nolichucky. He was personable and even have us historical information about the area. Since I had to cancel two out of the six reservations at the last minute, the company was nice enough to offer a credit, which we will surely bring more people back to take advantage of... More 

Thank Leslie D

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