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Directions, Maps and GPS Coordinates for Endless River Adventures' meeting places

We are based on the outskirts of the Smoky Mountains National Park, in the Nantahala Gorge, considered the epicenter for whitewater sports! Our location gives us one of the longest paddling seasons in the country on a wide variety of spectacular rivers. Our facility overlooks the Nantahala River, fifteen miles west of Bryson City, NC.

Driving on curvy mountain roads can take up to twice as long as normal travel time and mileages can be deceptive. Make sure all members of the group have a copy of these directions and that they follow them closely.We do not recommend the use of GPS devices or online mapping sites, as they are often not accurate on our mountain roads.Please give us a call if you are lost or running late.

We highly recommend you reference our highway map and detailed driving directions to our Outpost, the Ocoee and the Cheoah.

GPS COORDINATES: 
A WORD OF WARNING
- Do Not, really--do not plug in the Endless River Adventures' street address to find us. GPS devices go haywire in western North Carolina.  Please call for directions or follow the directions listed below. 

Endless River Adventures Store and Outpost
N 35 degrees 19' 54"
W 83 degrees 36' 29" 

Middle Ocoee Put-In
N 35 degrees 04' 51"
W 84 degrees 24' 01"

Upper Ocoee Put-In
N 35 degrees 02' 48.60"
W 84 degrees 27' 01.31"

Cheoah River Put In
N 35 degrees 22' 49"
W 83 degrees 52' 44"

 

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Approximate Driving Times from Major Airports:
Asheville, NC — 1-1/2 hours
Knoxville, TN — 2-1/2 hours
Atlanta, GA — 3-1/2 hours
Charlotte, NC — 4 hours

General Driving Directions to Endless River Adventures:

Asheville 76 miles:
Take I-40 West to exit 27 which is Hwy 74. Continue on Hwy 74 and go past Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 1.15 hours.

Atlanta (west) Approximately 150 miles: Take I-75 N to I-575 N which becomes Route 5. Continue on Route 5 past Blue Ridge and follow the signs to Mineral Bluff. You will take a left off Route 5 onto Route 60. Once in Mineral Bluff (approximately 2 miles from your turn off of Route 5) take a right on Spur 60. Continue on Spur 60 into North Carolina until you reach a "STOP" sign at the junction of Hwy 19/74. Turn right going towards Murphy and Andrews and continue into the Nantahala Gorge on this road. We are approximately 7 miles past the Nantahala River put-in on the right on top of the hill. Approximate DrivingTime: 3 hours.

Atlanta (east):
Take I-85 North to I-985 North going toward Gainesville. Take 365 North to 441 North. Continue on 441 North through Dillsboro, North Carolina until 441 merges with US 74 West going toward Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill. Approximate Driving Time: 3.25 hours

Chattanooga 130 miles:
Take I-75 North to the first Cleveland exit, which is US 64 BYPASS East. Continue on BYPASS 64 to US 64 East, which is the exit for the Ocoee River. Continue on US 64 East past the Ocoee River into Murphy, North Carolina. In Murphy, US 64 becomes US 74. Continue on US 74 through Andrews and into the Nantahala Gorge. We are approximately 7 miles past the Nantahala River put-in on the right at the top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 2.25 hours

Greensboro 250 miles:
Raleigh/Durham 315 miles:
Winston-Salem 225 miles:
Take I-40 West past Asheville to exit 27 which is Hwy 74 West. Continue on Hwy 74 and go past Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane Hwy. Stay on 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.

Franklin, NC 52 miles:
Take 441 North. Continue on 441 North through Dillsboro until 441 merges with US 74 West going toward Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 45 minutes

Greenville & Spartanburg 140 miles:
Take I-26 West to Asheville to I-40 West. Continue on I-40 W to exit 27 which is Hwy 74 West. Continue on Hwy 74 and go past Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.


Knoxville via I-40 100 miles:
For most direct route continue on I-40 to exit 27. For more scenic routes take 441 or US 129. Take I-40 East into North Carolina and take exit 27, which is Hwy 74 West. Continue on Hwy 74 and go past Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on Hwy 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 2 .5 hours

Knoxville via the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge 80 miles):
Take I-40 East to exit 407. Take a right off the exit ramp onto US 441 South. US 441 will take you hrough Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and eventually Cherokee. Continue on 441 until you reach Hwy 74 West going towards Bryson City. Approximately 8 miles after Bryson City, Hwy 74 will turn into a 2 lane highway. Stay on Hwy 74 and go approximately 5.6 miles to our shop. Endless River Adventures is on the left side of the road on top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours plus traffic

Knoxville, Maryville via US 129 and the Tail of the Dragon 77 miles
(Note: Tail of the Dragon is the very famous, very curvy, two-lane road):
Take 129 South into North Carolina and continue through Robbinsville until you reach the junction of Hwy 19/74. Take a left, which is US 74 East and continue approximately 10 miles into the Nantahala Gorge. The river will be visible for most of this stretch. Endless River Adventures will be located on the right side of the road on top of the hill.
Approximate Driving Time: 2 hours




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