Chattooga Under The Stars

Wildwater Chattooga Overnight rafting & campingWildwater Overnighters offer a must do trip for those wanting the ultimate Chattooga Experience.

2-day Overnighter–  Conveniently located in Upstate South Carolina, the Chattooga River and the Wildwater Overnighter trip is an easy drive from Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.  If you only have 2 days, this is one of the greatest adventures available in the Southeast!  Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping & terrific camp meals are all included (no alcohol included, but you can provide your own).  All you need to bring is a sleeping bag, pillow, personal items and a sense of adventure!

The first day, on Section III, will be slower paced and afford plenty of opportunities for relaxing and swimming.  A make your own sandwich buffet will be served riverside.  At the end of Section III, your personal gear will be waiting at your campsite.  Guests are encouraged to swim, hike or fish (SC or GA fishing license required) after camp is set.  A full steak dinner with all the trimmings will be prepared at camp.

After a bacon and eggs for breakfast the next morning, camp is struck and your personal gear packed for transportation back to the Wildwater Chattooga Ridge Adventure Center.  You then meet on the beach with other Guests taking the Section IV trip with Wildwater.  Be prepared to experience the steepest section of river currently being run on a regular commercial basis in the Southeast.  This trip is more challenging than the first day, but there are still opportunities to relax and stretch your legs.  A rest stop at Long Creek Falls, a 60 ft. high waterfall, lunch, swimming at Possum Creek are all included; a leisurely boat tow across Lake Tugaloo to the take-out ends your 2-day journey.

1-day Overnighter*– Don’t have time for a full 2-day overnight trip or have younger members in your group?  You can now raft Section III and overnight camp without rafting Section IV!  And, you can add another Wildwater adventure the 2nd day, a canopy tour, lake kayak tour or SUP tour.  This is a great opportunity for 3 generations to get outdoors together!  *Includes same meals as 2-day Overnighter except lunch on day 2.

Facilities:   Changing rooms and shower for before day one and after day two, river store, picnic area, horseshoes, volleyball, free Wi-Fi.  Lodging for the night before or the night after is available; deluxe cabin, group yurts, rental cottages.  Also available at Wildwater Chattooga are Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours.

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Details & Requirements

Minimum Age: 12 years (if rafting Section IV)

Intensity Level:  Good physical condition strongly recommended.  No previous whitewater experience necessary

Trip Length:  1-2 Days

Meals:  Buffet lunch on the river, steak dinner and hot breakfast at the campsite

Equipment Furnished:  Raft, paddle, PFD, helmet, paddling jacket, tent, sleeping pad and all necessary camping equipment except sleeping bag and a pillow.

Rental Equipment:  Wet suit (free during March, April, and October) and rental booties

Season:  March 15- November 1 (March, April and October can be chilly for camping)


2-Day Overnighter
Individuals  $329.85*
Monday- Thursday Group  $279.85* (10 or more)

1-Day Overnighter
Individuals  $199.90*
Monday – Thursday Group  $179.90* (10 or more)

Visit our Chattooga Pricing page to find prices for every Chattooga activity.

*Plus taxes and fees


Combine 2 or more adventure activities and SAVE 10% or more!  Add any Wildwater Lodging to your package and save 10% on lodging, too. Choose from Wildwater Packages or make your own.

What To Bring

Sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes & shoes for camp, sweatshirt or jacket for cool evenings, toiletries, medications, alcohol in moderation.  Wildwater provides all meals, tents, sleeping pads, chairs, tarp, campfire & transportation.  All personal gear will be transported to & from the campsite by van.  Remember that you will help carry your gear a short distance to the campsite, so pack compactly.


Wildwater Chattooga Lodging
Jawbone Deluxe Cabin– 3 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 8
Corkscrew Deluxe Cabin– 4 bdrm w/loft, full kitchen, sleeps 12
Cottages– Futon & loft w/twin beds, full kitchen, sleeps 4
Group Yurts– Bunk lodging, group kitchen & bath house, great for groups

Lodging Partners
Dillard House Dillard, GA (800) 541-0671
Kingwood Resort Clayton, GA (866) KINGWOOD
Chattooga Belle Farm– Events Center, Long Creek, SC (864) 972-1026
Chattooga River Resort & Campground– Long Creek, SC (864) 873-7310

Other Chattooga Area Lodging

Location & Directions

Wildwater Chattooga
1251 Academy Road
Long Creek, SC 29658
GPS Coordinates: 34 47′ 36 N, 083 14′ 47 W

Wildwater Chattooga is housed on the grounds of the Historic Long Creek Academy, two miles north of US 76 between Westminster, SC and Clayton, GA in the community of Long Creek, South Carolina.

***Internet mapping and some car GPS systems do not give the correct directions to some of our rural locations. Please have a copy of our directions as your primary source or as a backup.

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