Spring has sprung, leaves are popping, and the Wildwater Ocoee Guide Team is geared up and ready to take you on a rafting adventure. Come visit Wildwater Ocoee, located on the border of the Cherokee National Forest and start your spring/summer off with a splash. The dogwoods are in full bloom and the trees are closing in the canopy. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the spring season while enjoying an exhilarating five mile trip down the Middle Ocoee.
During the Spring, the dams in the area release guaranteed raftable flows every weekend. Starting Memorial Day weekend the river will be roaring five days a week. Check out the release schedule for both the Upper and Middle river sections.
What makes the Ocoee such a popular whitewater rafting trip?
Every spring the Wildwater Team starts to reassemble and train for the upcoming season. Senior guides show up early to get on the water and to assist in training. Our guide staff is here and ready to give you the trip of your life down America’s most popular whitewater river. When not guiding, our Team is busy in the surrounding area following their passion and love for the outdoors. The fishing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and rafting have been at a premium and we want to share our local knowledge with you. Call and book a trip today before the summer crowds are here and get the most personal rafting experience on the Ocoee River.
Rafting in the southeastern United States has many perks that are unique and set us apart from the rest of the country. Warm water allows for extra swimming and activities during your raft adventure. We can even attempt to play and surf on several features in the river to make the most out of your trip. The Ocoee’s dam controlled water lets you get a feel for big water ”western” rafting with the perks of being in the east. We also have one of the longest rafting seasons in the country because the Ocoee is not dependent on snow-pack or rainfall. The reservoirs in the area stay full and happy and allow for consistent river levels around 1200 cfs from March through November (high water events are still possible and we continue to run trips up to 3000 cfs).
Rafting is the most popular attraction to the area but there is so much more adventure to unlock in the Cherokee National forest. Let Wildwater be more than just the highlight of your vacation, let us be your gateway to the mountains!