happy rafters on the Middle Ocoee

Middle Ocoee River Rafting

Ocoee River Middle Section

Approaching the launch area to the middle section of the Ocoee River, you see a dramatic rushing mountain of water coming over the dam. Your heart thumps louder than the rushing rapids below. Launching into the river you meet the first rapid on your trip, a class III aptly called Grumpy and immediately find out why the Ocoee is called a roller coaster on water!


This five-mile section of surging whitewater has continuous rapids until you hit the half-mile section known as the Doldrums where paddlers can jump out of the raft and swim a bit. Every raft on our Middle Ocoee trip have a certified guide. You get up close and personal with such memorable rapids as Slice N’ Dice and Broken Nose. Experienced rafters as well as adventurous first timers will enjoy this adventure through the gorgeous Cherokee National Forest.


Ocoee River Rafting Center Location: McCaysville, GA (NW Georgia-near Blue Ridge)-about an hour & a half from the north side of Atlanta

At a Glance:

  • 12 years (by Tennessee state law)
  • from $36
  • A certified guide will be in each and every raft
  • 5 miles – Trip will be 3 and half hours total (close to 2 hours on the river)
  • Your guide, all equipment, and transportation to and from the river.
  • Exciting but not extreme.
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