Nantahala Outdoor Center, one of the nation’s largest outdoor recreation companies, announced plans to open its new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park at the company’s 500-acre Nantahala River campus near Bryson City, N.C. The new Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park will open Friday, June 15, and will add an exciting half-day recreation option in addition to white water rafting for guests vacationing in the Western North Carolina mountains.
The soon-to-open Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park features components of a traditional zip line or canopy tour, where guests fly high above the forest floor in the tree canopy on a series of steel cables. However, the new park will combine this popular model with a European-style aerial adventure park where participants negotiate a series of challenging aerial obstacles and sky bridges while harnessed into a unique self-guided belay system.
Imported from Switzerland, the Saferoller self-guided belay system will offer guests freedom to move through the course at their own pace, and to select the specific challenges they want to tackle. It also offers maximum safety, as the passive system does not require any staff manipulation while a participant is on the course.
“We’re confident the course will offer an exhilarating, dynamic and memorable experience; just like the kind our guests are accustomed to having on the Nantahala River,” said NOC CEO Sutton Bacon. “With our new Nantahala River Rafting and Nantahala Zip Line Adventure Park combo trip, we offer the Southeast’s best outdoor value: a full day of adventure for less than $89. This is a perfect family outing and the price and excitement can’t be matched.”
The course will have two levels with 17 total elements, including zip lines, sky bridges, and aerial trekking activities. A green circuit will offer beginner challenges 20' off the ground, while the course’s blue circuit will offer more advanced challenges 40' in the air. The course’s longest zip is an almost 600’ entry zip into the main challenge complex, equal to the length of roughly two football fields.
For more information or to make Zip Line Adventure Park reservations visit noc.com
or call 800 232-7238