Nolichucky River named one of Top 10 Best Rafting Rivers in the world

Nolichucky River / Source: TWRA

ERWIN, Tenn. (WVLT/WJHL) -- A Tennessee river has been named as one of the best rivers for rafting in the world.

According to WJHL, the International Rafting Federation named the Nolichucky River as one of the Top 10 Best Rafting Rivers in the world. The list, which came out on Tuesday, said the Unaka Mountains create an incredible backdrop against the waters.

The river flows from western North Carolina to northeastern Tennessee and has whitewater rafting class 3-4 rapids.

Per the list, the Nolichucky also has the steepest river gorge east of the Mississippi River.

To see other rivers on the list, go here.