White Water Rafting Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia

Fun-filled day trips are easy when you go white water rafting near Atlanta, GA on the legendary Ocoee River. Rolling Thunder River Company, famous for its Ocoee River rafting trips  is located in McCaysville, GA – only an hour and half drive from the north side of Atlanta.  

Many people have the idea that a white water rafting trip involves a long, tiring bus ride of several hours to a remote wilderness location. This is not the case with our trips for white water rafting near Atlanta. We are easily accessible with a wide array of places to stay and dine while rafting with us.

Rolling Thunder River Company is the only Ocoee River rafting center actually located in Georgia – about 15 minutes from Blue Ridge. We are the closest Ocoee rafting company to Atlanta making this an ideal adventure- filled excursion even for day trips.  Half day or full day trips on the Ocoee are offered during the rafting season.

A short bus ride of 15 to 20 minutes will take you from our rafting center to the Ocoee River put-in in the Cherokee National Forest. 

The Ocoee River became the focus of worldwide attention when it was chosen as the venue for the white water events of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Since that time, the Ocoee River has become one of the most popular rivers in the U. S. for white water rafting since it boasts the most continuous class 3 and 4 rapids of any river in the country. You can even raft the actual Olympic course on selected days of the season.

The Ocoee River is a dam-controlled river which means that it gets a consistent, predictable water flow every day of the rafting season – essential for a great whitewater experience.  Being a dam-controlled river means that you will not be disappointed by last minute trip cancellations due to lack of rainfall.

Rolling Thunder River Company has earned its’ reputation with every single trip as a safety conscious provider of high quality river adventures. We have entertained almost half a million rafters on some of the most scenic and challenging rivers in the Southeast since our inception 35 years ago.

Rolling Thunder is a family-owned and operated company. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime and come white water rafting near Atlanta. The only experience you’ll need is ours!

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