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Why Choose Cherokee Adventures?
The Beautiful Smoky Mountains
  • On the River Since 1979
  • Consistent Quality
  • Best Whitewater Value
  • Safety Emphasized
  • Lunch- "Best on the River"- So We've Been Told
  • Friendly and Professional Guides
  • Riverside Location with primitive camping or rustic cabins
  • Convenient to the Highway

Answers to Frequently asked Questions
No experience necessary! We take first - timers down every day. Whitewater rafting is a physical sport, paddling is a must. Getting wet is a part of participating in whitewater rafting. We run trips rain or shine.

If it's raining, you're lucky because the river will be coming up! Trips run 7 days a week, March-November depending on interest.

The Nolichucky OutpostOur Nolichucky Outpost
Our riverside basecamp is located on 50 acres at the base of the "Devils Looking Glass" adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest. You can pitch your tent for $4.00 per person per night or you can try our primitive cabins or overnight getaway packages. There are hot shower facilities as well as barbecue pits and picnic tables. It's only 30 minutes to the put-in. At high water we can float right to the outpost. At lower water levels we are only minutes from the take out.

Riverside Basecamp Escapes
Our Upper Nolichucky trip can be combined with an overnight stay at the base camp in one of our rustic cabins, and meals for an overnight getaway package. You can also add another trip the second day if you wish. You can choose between the "basic" option with bunkhouse style lodging and a spaghetti dinner and the "deluxe" option with a bit more privacy and a steak dinner.

The Package includes lodging the night before your trip and the night of. Breakfast before your trip, lunch during and dinner after. You also get breakfast the next day before you set off for your trip or ride home.


"Hi…I just wanted to send a note saying I had a really nice rafting experience w/ you this past Saturday. I was in the area visiting my brother & sister-in-law for the weekend and we did the Upper Nolichucky. Chad was the main guide as well as the guide for my particular raft…he was very knowledgeable about the river as well as the area & had some interesting information to share with the group…I was impressed. The trip was conducted in a professional manner w/ a high degree of concern for safety…but also emphasized a high degree of entertainment. All the guides involved did a great job!"
-Heather Jakusz, IIDA - Headquarters, Chicago, IL

"Great trip-awesome guides that challenged, taught, and protected us."
-Randy Cobb, Covenant United Methodist Church, Wintersville, NC

"We went early spring-April. It was very cold, even snowed…we still had fun and survived."
-Anonymous, Ashland, KY

"Excellent communications, superior guides."
-Anonymous, Florence, SC

"We had a fabulous time on the Lower Nolichucky! We were concerned about the safety of our youngest who is five years old, but the guides reassured us and followed through by making it a fun and safe trip. We will definitely do it again!"
-Chris & Beth Miller, and Family

"We had an awesome ride and could hardly take in all the beauty! You guys rock!"
-Linda Roth

"This was absolutely terrific! I had the best time of my life because we really bonded as a team. Thanks!"
-Julia McCoy

"I had tons of fun for the first time. The guides were all very nice and polite. They made sure we did everything safely."
-Tara Rodgers

"This was the best whitewater trip I've ever been on!"
-Matt Hicks

"Very exciting! All the guides seemed to be having so much fun, which added to the group's enjoyment. Thanks!"

"You guys rock! You made six hours of being wet and chilly exciting and fun! Not many have those abilities - especially with a group of 70 high school kids!"

"I would recommend it to anyone seeking adventure!"
-Nathan Cecil

"The guides were knowledgeable and fun. They made us have the best time possible. I would definitely recommend this to my friends!"
-Aldo Cardona

"An outstanding trip! Guides were knowledgeable of the river and ability to communicate was superb. Thanks for the enjoyable trip!"
-Charlie Hawkins

"One of the best times of my life!"
-Phillip Ross

"Great fun and excellent scenery! Everyone at Cherokee Adventures seems to enjoy their job and works well as a team."
-Debra Buckles

"I'm really glad I did the funyaks. I felt more independent and less constrained. I felt like I was really whitewater rafting all by myself!"
-Michael Burns

"Team building and bonding was awesome. The challenge was exactly what we needed as a group and we pulled lots of insight about daily life from the experience."
-Randy Cobb, Covenant United Methodist Church Wintersville, NC

"It was a good gathering for our group-the lunch was great and the staff was pleasant."
-Tommy Cook, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC

"Our youth group bonded on the trip, the new members got to know the old members. We had a great time and look forward to coming back next year."
-Bill Duffy, St. Mark's Church, Gastonia, NC

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2000 Jonesborough Road
Erwin TN 37650
1-423-743-7733 1-800-445-7238

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