Middle Section

The Middle Section

Ocoee white water rafting on this section is 5 miles of almost continuous class 3 and 4 rapids. During this five mile trip down the traditional middle section of the Ocoee River, everyone in the raft works as a team and paddles upon commands from their guide. On an Ocoee rafting trip, our raft guides will steer you through such memorable rapids as Slingshot, Broken Nose and Tablesaw. Adventurous first timers as well as the more experienced rafters will all enjoy this exhilarating whitewater rafting ride through the rocky, scenic gorge of the Ocoee River. Before being transported to the river, all rafters will attend a pre-trip safety orientation. A short, bus ride to the river will give you a little time to enjoy the mountain scenery along the way. At the river you will help carry your raft a short distance to the launch site. With the dramatic backdrop of water roaring over dam #3 you will begin your adrenaline rushing Ocoee rafting trip. 

“Ride the bull” through one of these heart thumping rapids while screaming "yeeehaw" at the top of your lungs and you’ll have an experience you’ll be recounting to friends for years to come. Ocoee River rafting - an adventure that you don't want to miss. 

Note: TVA rarely releases water for rafting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so we do not schedule trips on those days. 

The Ocoee River runs through Tennessee and Georgia. The Ocoee white water rafting sections are in Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest. The headwaters cross the state line into Georgia where the name changes to the Toccoa River. We offer relaxed float trips on the Toccoa.

Middle Section Trip Details

Minimum Age: 12 years (by Tennessee state law) 
Guided: A certified guide will be in each and every raft 
Trip Length: 5 miles - Trip will be 3 and half hours total (close to 2 hours on the river) 
Adventure Level: Exciting but not extreme. The only experience you’ll need is ours! 
Included in price: Your guide, all equipment, transportation to and from the river 
Rafting Center Location: McCaysville, GA (NW Georgia-near Blue Ridge)-about an hour & a half from the north side of Atlanta

Find the trip that was meant for you and join us on an Ocoee white water rafting trip today!

Middle Section Trips

Solar Eclipse Trip Middle Ocoee 11-AM

Solar Eclipse Trip Middle Ocoee 11-AM

Rolling Through the Eclipse with Thunder!
Celebrating our 40th year of business with a once in a lifetime trip on the river during a total solar eclipse (the first of its kind in 99 years). 
Includes a delicious riverside brunch, souvenir solar eclipse viewing glasses and a cd of your trip photos. All in one great river trip

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Middle Ocoee 4:30pm

Come join us for our sunset run!

Only on selected dates click on the link above to check for availablity. 

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Middle Ocoee 9:30am

Season- Monday, Thursday, and Friday From May 28th to August 17th

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Middle Ocoee 12:00pm


Pre-Season: April 1st to May 20th

Peak-Season: July 1st to Sept 3rd 

Post-Season: Sept 8th to Sept 30th

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Middle Ocoee 2:45pm

Season: 5 days a week starting June 15th to August 16th and back to weekends only until Sept 27th 

Tuesday and Wednesday closed due to no scheduled river realeses. 

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