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Nantahala, Ocoee and Toccoa Rivers

Three Distinct River Experiences

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Nantahala Rafting

Iconic Family River Trip

A whitewater rafting trip in North Carolina designed perfectly for families with kids that are either 60+ pounds (or age 7 and up), as much as it's crafted for the veteran white water enthusiast.

Family paddling a rapid on an Ocoee river rafting trip.
Ocoee Whitewater

Ultimate Rafting Adventure

Ocoee River is America's #1 rafted river. Ideal for those 12 years and older, it's a moderate rafting adventure (not extreme) located in Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia.

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Toccoa River

Tubing and Kayaking

Relaxing float trips by inner tube or kayak. Any visitor to the Northwest Georgia region age 5 or older will fall in love with this easy, gentle trip on the Toccoa River. View Trip

The Rapids Are Just the Start!

Join a Nantahala river rafting trip, Ocoee River whitewater adventure or tube the Toccoa. River rafting is truly a fun, challenging and often hilarious experience – all in the midst of the incredible outdoors. It offers a great opportunity for groups of all kinds to experience the unique camaraderie that develops only on a river.

Rolling Thunder River Company has been entertaining families and thrill seekers for 40+ years on the Nantahala, Ocoee and Toccoa rivers. Join the ONE MILLION, and counting, who have EXPERIENCED the most memorable river rafting trips possible.

RIVER RAFTING

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We're in the Heart of the Adventure!

Come explore the deep valleys of Appalachia and raft the Ocoee, Nantahala River, and Toccoa rapids of the Southeastern part of the country. Discover why millions are attracted every single year to this intersection of Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.

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Reviews of Our Nantahala & Ocoee Trips

Stephen Blair
Stephen Blair
2022-12-24
Reasonable price, and very good guide. Did a half day on the Nantahala with sons, inlaws and grandkids. Fun trip
Bari Magnetta
Bari Magnetta
2022-11-12
Rolling Thunder took great care of us from start to finish! They make the learning part fun for sure, even though everyone is nervous. We got Subway as our guide on the Double Trouble rafting trip with lunch. One person in our raft couldn't even swim!! If that tells you how comfortable we all were. My 12 year old was the smallest/youngest on our trip and Subway took SUCH great care every time we hit big rapids, I'd look over and he had his hand on my little guys life jacket, making sure he was ok. This definitely helped me as mom to relax knowing I was not the only one looking after my guys... And have fun! What an incredible day! We are already planning our trip for next year! Thanks Subway and Rolling Thunder for making our family vacation extra memorable!!
Desiree Willson
Desiree Willson
2022-09-28
Highly recommend!! Great rates and staff! We took a mini raft with an assisted guide (on a diff raft), had a great time on Nantahala River!
Ina Slavova
Ina Slavova
2022-09-26
AMAZING! We were a big group of 7 and only 1 of us had been rafting in the past, but our guide Chris was phenomenal. He truly knew how to read our group and made it exciting but also made us feel comfortable and safe the whole trip. We were a big group but they allowed us all to stay in the same raft and all the guides seemed so friendly and we’re constantly cracking jokes on the bus ride to keep the vibe positive. We will definitely be back! Great prices too!
Mark Wager
Mark Wager
2022-09-18
Had a great time
Margie LeClair
Margie LeClair
2022-09-18
This will be our family's yearly outing. So much better than the beach!!! Donavan was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend him. Wonderful memories made. Thank you!
amelia davis
amelia davis
2022-09-18
Rolling Thunder River Company is AWESOME! This is the 3rd my family and I have rafted with this company and everytime did not disappoint. Our guide Mayo (whom we have requested everytime) is very knowledgeable about the river and very fun! Mayo, always makes our trip fun and safe and has great stories! I highly recommend RTRC. Ask for MAYO!
Shantel Vallery
Shantel Vallery
2022-09-14
Professional
Kristin Anderson
Kristin Anderson
2022-09-08
We had SUCH a great time as this was our very first rafting experience. We had Tristan as our guide and he made the trip even more enjoyable! We did the half- day trip down the Ocoee river and were very pleased with the outcome. We had beautiful weather and our boat only had 4+ Tristan in it. The price was affordable and for what they provide, it is definitely worth it! their photographer took multiple photos so you do not have to worry about bringing your phone or anything. Tristan confidently explained the whole process, what to do and what not to do from beginning to end. He highlighted the spots along the river that were exceptional, told stories of past experiences, and engaged us all for different experiences throughout the trip. He was wonderful and definitely a man who did his job well and seemed to actually enjoy it! Thank you to everyone who makes the rafting trips daily as it has encouraged us to get more into rafting!
Karl Ellis
Karl Ellis
2022-09-03
Great experience, great value - a must go if you enjoy white water!!! About a 1.5 hr drive from Atlanta. The rapids were a mix of 3, 4, and 5’s. Extremely fun, decently challenging. There was very little lull in the trip. The guides are super nice, the shop is well organized. The other amenities are… not the best, but that’s not why you are there.

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