Overview of Nantahala Outdoor Center
Welcome to the page of Nantahala Outdoor Center. This is a place of interest in the city of Bryson City in United States. Nantahala Outdoor Center is not the prime point of interest of Bryson City. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.
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The river was great and the staff was friendly. The only reason I'm rating it a 4/5 is due to the amount of time we waited on the bus to leave for the put-in. I certainly recognize we went mid-morning on a Saturday during their peak season and they were working with a large group. However, the group of 150+ people wasn't the reason for the delay - I was actually impressed on how efficiently and quickly the guests moved. The delay came from poor communication and efficiency from the staff. It may have been a one-off incident, but I could feel the patience of the patrons wearing thin. Suggestion to visitors: go during the week, if you can.
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.
My family and I had been here for whitewater rafting around 6 years ago, and we came back for vacation this summer. We wanted to do the zipline tour as well as whitewater rafting (no guide). They had a package for both but they seemed to have to be in the same day, but the person at the counter accommodated us. Every staff member encountered were extremely friendly and seem to love where they work. The rafting was amazing, though very cold, which is to be expected. We were apparently the only group to RSVP for the zipline tour, so we got a private tour with very friendly and funny guides (Greg and Chewy). The sights were amazing and the mega zip (1/2 mile) was beautiful and exciting. They also have 2 restaurants on campus and a few shops.
We did the guided white water rafting trip and loved it! They seemed focused on fun and safety. The guides are great at their job and made the experience enjoyable!
This is a great place to experience the outdoor with friends and family. They have rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking and a zip line. What a great adventure! You might need 2-3 days in order to participate in all of the activities.