Whitewater RaftingOn The Pigeon, Ocoee, Chattooga & Nantahala Rivers in the Southeast


Rafting with Wildwater
Since 1971, our attention to detail has made us a leader in the outdoor adventure industry.  Providing high quality experiences on our adventure rafting trips in the Carolina’s and Tennessee is our number one priority.  You may not recognize our state of the art equipment or know of our intense staff training programs, but you will recognize our commitment to Quality, Safety and Service.

 

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In The Media

Columbia Metropolitan Magazine- Rushing Through the Rapids, June/Aug. 2015
Outside Magazine– Best Fall Whitewater: Ocoee River, Tennessee 10/1/2012
National Geographic Adventure– America’s Best Adventures; Raft the Ocoee, Tennessee 10/1/2012
Time.com-Unique Glamping Destinations 09/07/2012

The National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, located in Upstate South Carolina, combines true wilderness, breathtaking scenery and thrilling whitewater.  From the challenging and famous five falls of Section IV, family friendly fun on Section III or scenic afternoon escape of the Mini Trip, their are trips for all levels and interests.  Southern Living Magazine rates Chattooga River rafting as the 1 thing Southerners must do.  Gourmet riverside lunch on every full day trip.

Chattooga River Section III Family Rafting

squareChattooga River Section III Trip

Trip Length: Full Day, 7 hours
Time on Water:  Approximately 5 hours
Minimum Age:  Ages 8+
Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids
Includes Riverside Lunch

Chatooga River Rafting Section III Mini -Wildwater

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Trip Length:  5 Hours
Time on Water:  3.5 hours
Minimum Age:  Ages 8+
Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids
Includes snack

Chattooga River Section IV Rafting - Wildwater

diamondChattooga River Section IV

Trip Length:  Full Day, 7 hours
Time on Water:  Approximately 5 hours
Minimum Age:  Ages 12+
Difficulty Level:  Class III and IV rapids

Chattooga River Rafting Section III and IV - Wildwater Overnighter

diamondChattooga River Under The Stars (Overnighter)

Trip Length:  Overnighter (2 Days)
Time on Water:  10 hours
Minimum age:  Ages 12+
Difficulty Level:  Class III and IV
Included:  Riverside camping, dinner, breakfast, 2 lunches

The Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events and located in SE Tennessee, is nature’s premier roller coaster ride.  Fun & fast, continuous Class 3-4 whitewater make this one of the most popular rafting rivers in the US.  Guaranteed releases means consistent whitewater all season long!

Rafting the Upper Ocoee- WildwatersquareOcoee River Middle Trip

Trip Length:  Half Day

Time on Water:  2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 12+

Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids

Wildwater Ocoee

squareOcoee River Upper Trip

Trip Length:  Mini-Half Day

Time on Water:  2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 12+

Difficulty Level:  Class II, III & IV rapids

Rafting Ocoee River Combo- Wildwater

squareOcoee Full River Trip

Trip Length:  Both Sections, 6 hours

Time on Water:  4.5 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 12+

Difficulty Level:  Class II, III & IV rapids

Includes:  Lunch before of after the trip

Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Nantahala River is the perfect family-friendly introduction to whitewater rafting.  Choose your rafting challenge level with fully guided trips or rentals.  Raft & Rail trips and Jeep Tours are popular, too!

Guided Nantahala Rafting

circleNantahala River Fully Guided Trip

Trip Length: Half Day

Time on Water:  2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 7+ or 60 lbs.

Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids

Includes: Guide

Raft & Rail with Wildwater- Nantahala

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Trip Length: Full Day, 7 hours

Time on Water:  2 hours

Time on Train: 2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 7+ or 60 lbs.

Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids

Includes:  Guide, Lunch

Paddling a Ducky on the Nantahala River- Wildwater

squareNantahala Inflatable Kayak & Raft Rentals

Trip Length: Half Day

Time on Water:  2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 7+ or 60 lbs.

Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids

Tennessee’s Pigeon River, in close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge, Maggie Valley and Asheville, provides an accessible, exciting raft trip for the entire family.

Wildwater Pigeon Rafting

squarePigeon River Rafting Trip

Trip Length: Half Day, 2 1/2 hours

Time on Water:  Approximately 1 1/2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 8+

Difficulty Level:  Class II and III rapids

Pigeon River offers two levels of rafting for all ages.

Rafting on the Lower Pigeon - Wildwater

circleLower Pigeon River Rafting Trip

Trip Length:  Half Day, 2 1/2 hours

Time on Water:  Approximately 1 1/2 hours

Minimum Age:  Ages 4+

Difficulty Level:  Class I and II rapids

  • Rafting

  • Description
  • Age/Wt.
  • Trip Time
  • Time on Water
  • Individual Rates: Sun-Fri
  • Individual Rates: Saturday/Holidays
  • Group Rates: Mon-Thurs
  • Group Rates: Saturday / Holidays
  • Chattooga

  • Mini

  • Scenic, Snack, Bull Sluice
  • 8 yrs
  • 4 hrs
  • 2.5 hrs
  • $69.95 (wkdays only)
  • NA
  • $69.95
  • NA
  • Chattooga

  • Section III

  • Scenic, Lunch, Bull Sluice
  • 8 yrs
  • 7 hrs
  • 5 hrs
  • $99.95
  • $109.95 / $119.95 Sat Cookout
  • $84.95
  • NA
  • Chattooga

  • Section IV

  • Wilderness, Lunch, 5 Falls
  • 12 yrs
  • 7 hrs
  • 5 hrs
  • $119.95
  • $149.95
  • $95.95
  • NA
  • Chattooga

  • Stars (2D-Camping)

  • Wilderness, Sec. III/IV
  • 12 yrs
  • 2 Days
  • 10 hrs
  • $299.85
  • $359.85
  • $270.85
  • NA
  • Rafting

  • Guaranteed Releases
  • Age & Weight
  • Trip Time
  • Rates: TH, FR, SU, MO
  • Rates: Saturday
  • Group Rates: TH, FR, SU, MO
  • Ocoee

  • Middle

  • Thursday-Monday
  • 12 yrs
  • 3 hrs
  • $44.95
  • $49.95
  • $34.95
  • Ocoee

  • Upper

  • Weekends
  • 12 yrs
  • 3 hrs
  • $44.95 (Sunday)
  • $49.95
  • $34.95 (Sunday)

  • Rafting

  • Description
  • Age & Weight
  • Trip Time
  • Time On Water
  • INDIVIDUAL: Sun-Fri
  • INDIVIDUAL: Saturday
  • GROUP: Sun-Fri
  • Nantahala

  • Fully Guided Rafting

  • Fast & Fun, families, groups
  • 60 lbs or 7 yrs
  • 3.5 hrs
  • 2.5 hrs
  • $44.95
  • $49.95
  • $39.95
  • Nantahala

  • Raft & Rail©

  • Scenic train, rafting, lunch
  • 60 lbs or 7 yrs
  • 6 hrs
  • 5hrs/train & river
  • $109.68 Adult
  • $90.01 youth
  • Rafting

  • Description
  • Age & Weight
  • Trip Time
  • Time On Water
  • Fully Guided
  • Adult/Youth: T, W, Th
  • Adult/Youth: Saturday
  • GROUP RATES: Adult/Youth: T, W, Th
  • Pigeon

  • Upper Whitewater

  • Class II, III, IV rapids
  • 8 yrs
  • 2 hrs
  • 1 hr
  • Yes
  • $39.95 / $29.95
  • $39.95 / $29.95
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • Pigeon

  • Lower Float Trip

  • Class I & II rapids
  • 4 yrs
  • 2 hrs
  • 1 hr
  • Yes
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • $34.95 / $29.95
  • $29.95