One River, Endless Enjoyment
When the North Toe and Cane rivers converge, adventure begins. Here you’ll experience one of the world’s top whitewater rivers—the Nolichucky River. Tucked away in the peaceful mountains of Unicoi County, Tennessee, the Nolichucky is a magnet for water-loving, outdoor enthusiasts. No matter how relaxed or daring you want your experience to be, with class 3 and 4 rapids at the head of the river and a widening and calming in the lower regions, these waters are a playground for anyone looking to whitewater raft, kayak, paddle board, or tube. But that’s not all this majestic river has to offer.
The river draws fishing enthusiasts to its waters with a diverse bounty of catch opportunities. Whether traditional fishing or fly fishing is your passion, the Nolichucky accommodates either preference well. And thanks to the Erwin National Fish Hatchery, the river’s waters stay well-populated to ensure a satisfying experience. With all species of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black bass, rock bass, and musky, and river and rainbow trout in the winter months, there’s plenty of chances to reel in something special.