Ocoee River Rafting
The Pride of Tennessee Whitewater
Ocoee River rafting has become the most memorable highlight of a mountain vacation for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. For many years, the tempestuous rapids of the Ocoee River were one of the best kept secrets in the Southeast. Then the whole world watched the ancient Ocoee River in action when it was chosen as the venue for the whitewater events of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. As a result, Tennessee rafting on the Ocoee River suddenly became a very popular destination. To read more about the history of the Ocoee River, click here.
With two separate “hang onto your helmet” sections of surging whitewater, the Ocoee River produces the most continuous stretch of class III and IV rapids of any river in the country. The legendary Ocoee River will give you a rowdy, romping, rollicking ride. Ocoee rafting is the perfect way to get your adrenaline rushing.
The dam-controlled Ocoee River has two separate sections for rafters to tackle - the Upper and the Middle. You will also hear some people refer to the Middle section as the Lower or the traditional. You have the option of just running one section or on selected days running both sections. Our Ocoee River Trip Schedule will show you which days each section is available. We use top of the line self bailing six person rafts on this river in order to give you the best possible ride on the water. Ocoee River rafting is a great way to rejuvenate your spirit! Just try it. The Ocoee is the pride of Tennessee whitewater.
Ocoee River rafting is available as half day or full day trips and is an exciting, fun way to spend part of your vacation time in the Blue Ridge mountains. Our Ocoee rafting center is just 15 minutes from Blue Ridge, GA where you will find an abundance of restaurants and lodging.
Tennessee whitewater attracts hundreds of thousands of rafters each season. Rafting in Tennessee has become a popular destination for people seeking fun and adventure. Join us for an action packed adventure on the famous Ocoee River.
Rolling Thunder River Company has earned its reputation with every single trip as a safety conscious provider of high quality river adventures. Join us for the ultimate in Ocoee River rafting.
A five mile ride through the rocky, scenic gorge of the legendary Ocoee River with almost continuous class III and IV rapids. Experienced rafters as well as adventurous first timers will all enjoy this roller coaster on water. Intermediate adventure/not extreme. A guide in every raft.
Ocoee River rafting on the Upper Section is slightly more intense in a few places...
The 5 mile Upper section contains the actual Olympic course from the 1996 whitewater events. These Ocoee River rafting rapids are slightly more intense in a few places than on the middle section. Plunge through more than 20 rapids as you shoot down the river. Intermediate adventure/not extreme. A guide in every raft.
Our most popular trip combines rafting both sections of the Ocoee with a catered riverside lunch. Plan on spending most of the day at the river. You'll experience over 40 memorable rapids on this trip. Intermediate adventure/not extreme. A guide in every raft.