Boater Services


Uncle Johnny's Nolichucky Hostel


Established by John and Charlotte Shores in 1998. We provide a large range of accommodations, extensive shuttle service, hot showers, and secure (monitored) parking 60' from the Appalachian trail, in Erwin, Tennessee.

  Get out on the Nolichucky!


As paddlers we understand your needs. Safe, prompt, reasonable priced lodging and camping, and clean restroom's with lots of hot water.
All our boater shuttles are run by courteous, licenced adults. Several of our drivers also run shuttles for fishing and rafting companies.
Shuttle reservations are strongly recommended. Simply call us at 423-735-0548 or e-mail us, a minimum of 24 hours prior of your shuttle.
We offer discounts to groups and club members for our lodging and camping and have special rates for boaters who only want a hot shower.
We also rent canoes and sit on top white water kayaks for self-guided trips on the lower section of the Nolichucky.


We are especially proud of our sit on top kayaks which are ideal for class I and II rapids. They are extremely stable, turn on a dime and surf much like a conventional craft. Reservations are also recommended for boat rentals. All rentals are subject to water levels and river conditions. We also can provide great paddles, helmets, and PFDs.