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  • Address: 1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8652778209
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, National Park, Garden, Observatory, Educational Site, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And Kids, Nature

Nantahala Outdoor Centre is located at the Gatlinburg entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. NOC Gatlinburg is an exciting summer destination for many tourists. It has the largest collection of outdoor gear, apparel, footwear and souvenirs. They help you prepare for many adventures, and outfits you for day hikes and overnight camps. Plan a Class IV white water rafting trip with them, or learn kayaking. It is a centre filled with activities for the whole family.

NOC’s 18,000 square-foot flagship store carries everything necessary to enjoy tours. Their signature is gifts, gear and guidance. There is a swinging rope bridge, and a kid friendly bear cave to explore. A giant fireplace keeps the place warm on cold days. They a large assortment of holiday necessities like shoes, sandals, swimsuits, and sunglasses. They even keep hats, jackets, coats, gloves, or even headphones on a seasonal basis. NOC offers guided trips on two sections of the Pigeon River. They conduct white water rafting on the Upper Pigeon. It has splendid rapids and it is ideal for some splash in the water. The Lower Pigeon is perfect for families with small kids. Join in the beginner river class and go down stream in a float.

Sign on in a Discover River Kayaking Course. The NOC Paddling School has very good instructors and will help you learn kayaking. Learn a variety of strokes, boat control and paddle procedures. It is a one day preliminary course on the Pigeon River. Visit the North Face Summit Shop. At 1000ft, this shop has everything under one roof. From backpacking to hiking to trekking, it’s all here and let the guides help you. Test yourself on the Climbing Wall. This indoor wall is 25feet tall. Battle your family to the top. Since the wall is indoor, weather conditions do not matter. Everyone likes the feel of the rock, which is very lifelike. When you reach the top, feel adrenaline rush in. Guides are there for safety and comfort. Finally go on a Guided Waterfall Hike. Explore tracks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a guide. You will get to see the beautiful flora and fauna of the Smokies while you trek.

Noc Travel Tips

  • They have free parking and it is wheelchair friendly.
  • Pets are welcome.
  • This is the best outdoor gear and information facility in Gatlinburg.
  • Book in advance because this is a popular destination.
  • Book online for discounts.
  • Get change of clothes if you are rafting.


  • Crocketts Breakfast Camp: American
  • Old Dad's: American
  • Park Grill Restaurant: American, Seafood
  • The Peddler Steakhouse: American, steakhouse, seafood

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  • Noc Address: 1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States
  • Noc Contact Number: +1-8652778209
  • Noc Timing: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Noc(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Noc: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 2.68% of people who visit Gatlinburg include Noc in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Noc visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Noc


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Noc

People normally club together Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen while planning their visit to Noc.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Noc Reviews & Ratings

  • I will never come back here. In Gatlinburg for the day and asked the cashier if he knew of any local locker storage for my regular, non-hiking backpack in Gatlinburg. (It is heavy with laptop and other valuables. I didn't want to schlep it around town.) He told me he didn't think so but mentioned their locker storage that is usually reserved for hikers but that he'd call and ask his manager if it was okay. He was very nice and trying to be accommodating. He explained to the manager over the phone that I wasn't a hiker. I'm assuming that she told him it was okay and that I just needed to sign a waiver. As I was filling out the waiver, she came to the cash wrap, clarified with him that I wasn't a hiker, yelled at him and then yelled at me in front of a very long line of customers. He didn't deserve that and I regret spending $75.00 there. I'm contemplating returning my merchandise. I was more than happy to seek elsewhere for a place to store my backpack, but the situation was not at all handled well by the manager on duty. Beware.

  • Visited in the beginning of September. Found some really great deals up top in the clearance area and had a great conversation with an employee of the store. Unfortunately I can't remember his name but it was fun to talk with him. This store has been a "must stop" every trip to Gatlinburg for the last decade. Each time the store is consistently clean, well stocked and welcoming. An excellent experience all around!

  • We always make an attempt to visit this gem of a store anytime we're in Gatlinburg. If you need outdoor supplies this should be you first place to look. Knowledge staff and great prices and quality.

  • I was here just b4 Christmas 2018. NOC has some great stuff. North Face ,Columbia , Patagonia, just to name a few. Conveniently located in the gateway of the Smokies. Camping gear to satisfy even the greatest of outdoorsman. Large facility, with handicap parking and restrooms

  • What can I but wow. We had guide Perry and he Made the trip that much better. For being on the river for only 6 weeks his passion and care showed. I had a 8 yr old and 9 yr old with me and never felt worried. We went through one heck of a storm but it made the experience better. Highly recommend this outfitter

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