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Ocoee River RaftingUpper Olympic & Middle Ocoee Trips, Close to Atlanta, GA & Chattanooga, TN
The Ocoee River with big, closely spaced rapids, makes it one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation. No other river in the East offers the degree of challenge, variety and consistent water flow that is found here in Ducktown, TN.
Raft one of the ten best whitewater rivers in the country as rated by Canoe Magazine. It has been chosen as the site of several national whitewater championships and was the home of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competition. The Ocoee River is an easy day trip from Atlanta and a popular local attraction for Blue Ridge, GA, Chattanooga, TN and Hiawasee, GA.
In the spring and fall water is released into the river weekends and in the summer water runs five days per week, Thursday through Monday. The Ocoee River water is used by TVA to generate power when not released for whitewater fun.
Changing rooms with hot showers (fully renovated in 2013) are available before and after your whitewater rafting trip. Wildwater Willie’s Restaurant is at the Rafting Center and offers lunch and dinner in season.
October 2013 – Neither mother nature or a natural disaster could keep Wildwater’s 7th Annual Raft for the Cure from being a success. Doctor Sylvia Krueger with Tennessee Cancer Specialist was the guest speaker. Karen Edmondson, Executive Director of the Chattanooga Affiliate of Susan G Komen For the Cure was on hand to receive the donation from Wildwater in the amount of $4100. The 2014 Raft for the Cure will be Saturday, October 4th.
The Ocoee Middle is a perfect half day trip for experts, novices, family groups and recreation clubs. Rapids like Vegematic, Double Trouble and Tablesaw mean continuous excitement as you paddle under the instruction of a guide in each raft. And as a dam controlled river, water levels on the Ocoee remain high all summer. The Middle Ocoee is a whitewater classic with class III and IV rapids.
The Upper Ocoee is a perfect half-day trip for experts, novices, family groups, youth groups and clubs. This section features the 1996 Olympic Whitewater course plus five miles of exciting whitewater. Our professionally-trained guides will navigate you through class III and IV rapids such as Humongous, Let’s Make a Deal and Slam Dunk. A dam-controlled river, the Ocoee water levels remain high all summer. Releases on the Upper are limited to summer weekends.
The Ocoee Upper/Middle comes action-packed with 10 miles of class III-IV whitewater. This six-hour adventure begins with a small warm-up section, the difficulty soon increases as rapids like Mikey’s and Let’s Make a Deal are just around the bend. The “Olympic Course” follows where fast current gives way to big hydraulics and even bigger waves. A welcome break at the end of the upper and a quick snack precedes the Middle Ocoee with two additional hours of some of the most popular whitewater in the East. Lunch is included with the Full River. Morning trips have lunch after rafting and afternoon trips eat before.