The Nolichucky River is a beautiful 115-mile waterway that begins at the confluence of the Toe and Cane Rivers, flowing through Western North Carolina and East Tennessee before its eventual confluence with the French Broad River. Traversing the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the river's watershed is home to some of the highest mountains in the Appalachians, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the eastern United States. The stunning and remote Gorge section of the river between Poplar, NC and Erwin, TN is home to many wildlife species and is currently seeking designation as a Wild and Scenic River. The Nolichucky is a river that offers something for everyone and, in return, deserves our gratitude, respect and protection. We are happy to call it home!

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