If you are looking for big waves, warm water and continuous fun, then an Ocoee whitewater rafting trip is what you are looking for! We offer both half day and full day whitewater rafting options on the Ocoee River. Located just over the North Carolina/Tennessee border, the Ocoee offers two exciting sections of Class III-IV whitewater, making it one of the most popular river runs in the southeast. It is also accessible from almost any point in the southeast for a day trip.
For exciting Class III-IV continuous big water fun, the Middle Ocoee is a favorite. Roller coaster, big wave rapids with names like Double Trouble, Table Saw, Double Suck and Hell Hole makes this run too much fun!
The Upper Ocoee is an action-packed run that includes the 1996 Olympic Slalom course. More remote than the Middle, the rapids are steeper, more pool-drop and carry such names as Humongous, Edge of the World, Roach Motel and Let’s Make a Deal. The Upper Ocoee is available on selective weekends of the summer.
Both sections of the Ocoee are dam-controlled rivers, with guaranteed water flows on the Middle Ocoee available weekends March- May/September – October; and five days a week, Thursday – Monday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Upper Ocoee release schedule includes Saturdays and Sundays from June – August and Saturdays only in May and September.
Parents: There is a minimum age limit of twelve (12) years old, which is strictly enforced by the U.S. Forest Service. Please make sure your children meet the requirement before the trip to avoid disappointing them on arrival.
Ocoee Deluxe: The Ocoee Upper/Middle Trip – Two sections of the Ocoee River in one action-packed day. We begin with a morning run down the upper Ocoee. At the end of the run, we stop for a delicious riverside lunch featuring custom deli-style sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips, beverages and dessert. After downtime to relax and enjoy lunch, we then embark on an afternoon of roller-coaster fun down the Middle Ocoee. Trip price includes all equipment, shuttles, a delicious lunch and an action packed-day on the river. For those coming from east of the Ocoee, complimentary transportation from our Nantahala Outpost is available. This is hands-down our favorite trip.
Ocoee Double Header: The Ocoee Double Middle Trip – This is a full day of non-stop fun on the Middle Ocoee! The continuous, big water of the middle Ocoee is so much fun the first time we offer it twice in one day! We use the first run as a warm-up run to orient the group to the river, followed up with our delicious picnic lunch alongside the river. This gives you a chance to catch your breath before an exciting afternoon run. Trip price includes all equipment, shuttles, a delicious lunch, and a memorable full-day on the river. For those coming from east of the Ocoee, complimentary transportation from our Nantahala Outpost is available.
Ocoee Single Upper or Single Middle Trip – When time or budgets do not allow for a full-day trip, the single trip is available for you and your group. Meet us at the river for single trips down either the Upper or Middle Sections of the Ocoee.
(no Ocoee rafting available on Tues & Wed)
|Saturday & Sunday|
|TRIP OPTIONS||Per Person||Group Rate-15+||Per Person||Group Rate|
|Ocoee Double Middle||$89||$79||$95||$89|
|Ocoee/Cheoah Package||$239||please call||$239||please call|
Included in your trip price:
- All equipment you need for your trip with no additional charges, fees or taxes
- Complimentary wetsuits and paddle jackets.
- A delicious lunch on full-day trips
- Optional transportation from our Nantahala Outpost for full-day trips. For those who find it more convenient to drive directly to the Ocoee River, we are happy to meet you at the river. Single Ocoee River trips, you may either follow our vans to the river or meet us right at the river to save you time.
- Check our Plan Your Trip page for a link to waivers, directions to the river, and a trip prep check list.
Make Your Reservation
More convenient to meet at the river than our outpost? We are happy to save you the additional driving time if it is more convenient for you to come straight to the Ocoee River. We want to make it easy for you to raft with us on the Ocoee!
Ready to make your reservation? Contact us directly at 800-224-7238 or contact us online.
Group rates and custom day itineraries are available. For corporate and special groups interested in multi-task itineraries, we have a number of options. If you are the planner for a large group, please feel free to ask us for assistance with the logistics of your trip planning.
Reservations are recommended to insure trip time and availability. We request that reservations are paid in full. Please be prepared to pay by company or personal check, Visa, MC, Discover or American Express. All groups of 15 or more will receive a group rate! In order to receive group rates, reservations must be paid in full two weeks in advance.