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Address: 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin, TN 37650-8910
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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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Family fun in class 4 rapids!

Our family had a great time on the Nolichucky. The ten year old had a plastered grin. The staff were friendly, safe and fun. The river was freaking beautiful.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family had a great time on the Nolichucky. The ten year old had a plastered grin. The staff were friendly, safe and fun. The river was freaking beautiful.

Thank Joslyn T
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

USA Raft helped us turn a rainy birthday weekend into an unforgettable adventure! Our guide, Aaron, was the best! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the cave's history, formations, and the science behind it all. He even took us to explore areas that were off the beaten path of most tour groups. The experience included several crawls, a significant amount of... More 

Thank Marti J
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
1 review
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never write reviews but I had to this time because of the terrible treatment we received from USA Raft. 3 of us were to go rafting. I flew up from Florida and 1 of our group flew form New York. On USA Raft's website, I reserved 3 spots on the Nolichucky River trip for 1:30 pm on a Saturday... More 

1 Thank balmuthlaw
Perrysburg, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

Thank jenniferwR8386AH
Hudson, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 10 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
1 review
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
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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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

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