Check out The Wild President presented by our friends NRS - featuring the Wild & Scenic Chattooga River.

This incredible story, featuring former President Jimmy Carter, debuts tomorrow April 25th in support of American Rivers #5000miles of Wild campaign.

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Brandy Shetley Letson
Happy Earth Day from NOC!
Happy Earth Day from NOC
Don't forget to #getoutside and #findyourpark during National Park Week. Voted #8 nation wide, but #1 in our hearts, is Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Dont forget to getoutside and findyourpark during National Park Week Voted 8

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Trail Magic [treyl • maj-ik] / noun:
An unexpected act of kindness for long-distance hikers, a quintessential part of the Appalachian Trail Experience.

Join us at NOC Trail Festival this weekend and spread some trail magic! Come celebrate the 2,181+ mile-long Appalachian Trail and support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Join us April 21st for hiker-themed games, movies, lectures and...
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We have an action-packed weekend ahead with three major events converging on the Nantahala River: NOC Trail Festival, Smoky Mountain Relay, and Nantahala Freestyle Shootout are packing our weekend with vendors, music, food and fun.

Don't forget to stop by our Outfitter's Store this weekend to gear up for the season! Open from 9AM-6PM.

We have an actionpacked weekend ahead with three major events converging on

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It's America's largest celebration of national heritage - National Park Week! Enjoy free admission to National Parks through April 23rd. What better time to try a new adventure?

Now, get out there and #findyourpark (or National Forest)

✅ Great Smoky Mountains National Park
✅ Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
✅ Nantahala National Forest
✅ Cherokee National Forest
✅ Chattooga Wild...
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Its Americas largest celebration of national heritage National Park Week Enjoy free
Call DIBS on the best days of summer and save 10%. But hurry – this deal disappears after April 15th!

Book your Adventure Pass, rafting or zip trip online with code "DIBS" to save on your next big adventure. #dibs

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Take advantage of the warm weather for the upcoming weekend and enroll in a course with NOC Paddlesports!

There are a few open dates left in April - book now to get your skills sharp for the summer season.

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Take advantage of the warm weather for the upcoming weekend and enroll

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The deadline to register for the Smoky Mountain Relay is coming up quick - don't miss your opportunity to participate in this epic overnight relay! (Plus, we have a pretty sweet after party planned at NOC!).

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The deadline to register for the Smoky Mountain Relay is coming up

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What do Blue Ridge wildflowers, Carolina Spring Beauty, and Trilliums all have in common? Not only are they wildflowers indigenous to the Nantahala Gorge, but they are blooming now!

Hike, bike, or float your way beside these blooming beauties this weekend - the weather is going to be perfect.

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What do Blue Ridge wildflowers Carolina Spring Beauty and Trilliums all have

Nature Journal: Know the secrets of spring wildflowers

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After two very close calls with last year's area forest fires, the NOC is proud to sponsor Before We Burn Again - a Co-Op effort between MountainTrue, Asheville Citizen-Times, Highland Brewing Company, and French Broad Chocolate Factory & Tasting Room.

Join us for an opportunity to learn from an expert panel on the dangers and ecological benefits of wildfire, critical issues at play in last...
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After two very close calls with last years area forest fires the

Before We Burn Again: A Panel on the Future of Wildfires in WNC

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Check out the competitors getting in some last minute practice before the NRC Whitewater US Open tomorrow! 1st Slalom runs starting at 10AM, see you there!
Check out the competitors getting in some last minute practice before the
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Dana Foy
Don't let your certifications expire - sign up for an upcoming Wilderness Medical Course with SOLO Southeast today!

WFA Atlanta courses beginning April 22 - don't miss out!

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Dont let your certifications expire sign up for an upcoming Wilderness Medical
NOC is lucky to have employees & instructors who feel like work is more like play! Glad to see some action on the river!

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Lonnie Thurston
Raynell Thompson
Happy 1st Day of Spring from NOC!

Looking forward to warmer weather and fun times on the water.
Happy 1st Day of Spring from NOC Looking forward to warmer weather
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TL Weck
Christina Bolduc
Dust the cobwebs off your gear and sign up for a course through NOC's Paddling School. Limited space for our remaining March courses!

Offering a variety of clinics through the Spring - get those fundamentals under your belt and be ready for some FUN this summer!

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It is less than one week until SPRING, and if you are ready for warmer weather (like we are!) then head out to one of our retail locations and gear up with the hottest items for this season. You will even find 40-50% off last years styles from top brands like The North Face, Patagonia, and Keen!

Visit our locations in Gatlinburg and Asheville or our original location on the Nantahala River!

It is less than one week until SPRING and if you are
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Work Hard / Play Hard -- 1 of 5 NOC Core Values. If you have aspirations to lead groups on thrilling adventures, look no further than NOC’s Raft Guide School! With limited availability left in March & April, you will learn from the elite in this 5-day course designed to turn you into a raft guide rockstar.

Check out our careers page for more information:
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Michelle Ward
Last weekend's weather = Jackson Kayaks Tom Dolle throwing down some early season moves at NOC!

Starting March 6th we return to guaranteed water from 10AM-3PM. Be like Tom & demo a #jkrockstar next time you're in town!
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Coleman Coleman
Christiane Nelson
Participants negotiate a series of challenging elements while racing to the finish in this family-friendly adventure race along the Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. Choose between the 5K Dash or a 1K fun run!

Kids aged 12 & under race free with a participating adult.

For registration information & full event details, visit our website at [ Noc.com Link ]

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Participants negotiate a series of challenging elements while racing to the finish

Merrell Adventure Dash

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