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We Love Group Trips!

River rafting is a fun, challenging and often hilarious experience – all in the midst of the incredible outdoors. It also offers a great opportunity for groups of all kinds to experience the unique camaraderie that develops on a river rafting trip. In addition, a stay in the mountains is always a restful change from the “busyness” of everyday life.

Our guests can expect clean, comfortable, well-kept grounds and facilities. Parking is ample and buses can easily navigate the parking areas. The sheer logistics of getting large groups on the river and off in a smooth and organized manner takes a great deal of experience and precision teamwork. Rolling Thunder has perfected this process during our 42 years of business. While located in a mountain setting, we are only minutes away from the conveniences of town – grocery stores, fast food establishments, etc.

Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly and overflowing with “southern hospitality.” We are a family owned and operated company of highly skilled outdoor professionals who look forward every day to sharing our love of these majestic mountains and its incredible rivers with our guests. We believe that if you haven’t seen the mountains from the middle of a river, you haven’t really seen the mountains.

Church Groups

Many church groups have made a trip to Rolling Thunder an annual event on their calendar. Groups of youth, seniors, couples, singles and Sunday school classes have enjoyed the family atmosphere at Rolling Thunder over the years. There are ample opportunities for recreation, worship and fellowship. Rolling Thunder’s facilities provide ample space and opportunity for group members to enjoy fellowship with others as well as spaces for individual solitude for reflection and meditation. Rolling Thunder will be happy to provide references from church leaders who have visited us if requested.

Scout Groups

Patches for all participants are included in the price of rafting trips for groups of 15 or more.

Team Building

Businesses, corporations, non-profits – have all used us for their special outings. The river is a perfect place to build team morale, bond and teach awesome communication skills.

Nantahala Rafting Center

Rolling Thunder has been the company of choice for the thousands of guests who have visited us. Our facilities were designed with group needs in mind. Guests can extend their rafting trip and “sleep cheap” by staying overnight in our dormitory style bunkhouses at our Nantahala Rafting Center. We have a large bunkhouse divided into smaller sleeping rooms- sleeping up to 60 people. A full kitchen in the bunkhouse makes meal prep simple. A bathhouse with hot showers is located adjacent to the bunkhouse. Some groups stay one night and others stay for a full week.

Ocoee & Toccoa Rafting Center

Our Ocoee river rafting center is located on the Toccoa River where our guests can also enjoy an easy float trip on an inner tube. The Toccoa is one of the area’s prettiest streams. Groups who are whitewater rafting with us on the Ocoee often take a Toccoa tubing trip as well. These Toccoa trips are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy some river time.

Group Pricing

The following reflect the special pricing groups receive on our trips.

  • 10% Off – Groups of 10-24 (Use Code 10PLUS at Checkout)
  • 15% Off – Groups of 25+ (Use Code 25PLUS at Checkout)

Free Lodging Night! Groups of 15 or more rafters can spend ONE night in our bunkhouse at our Nantahala River rafting center FREE on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of any week. No tricks-it’s a real deal. Space is limited so don’t wait too long to take advantage of this opportunity. The free Bunkhouse on weeknights offer is only for guided or guide assisted trips not rental.

We offer several ways groups can save money on their trip to Rolling Thunder. Rafting groups of 10 or more people benefit from discounted rafting and lodging rates. Groups can come during the week instead of weekends and save money. When joining us before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, your group gets off-season rates. Groups can raft both rivers during the same week and get discounted rates too!


Adding value to these group trips are the many free and interesting things for your group to do in addition to rafting trips. Within minutes of either of our rafting centers, you can enjoy:

  • Hiking an amazing array of mountain trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnics
  • Nature Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming in beautiful mountain lakes
  • Educations & Inspirations excursions
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Choose from one of our amazing rivers below and begin your adventure!

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