White Water Rafting at Its Best!

Get in on amazing white water RAFTING trips in the Smokies and Blue Ridge!

As the oldest white water outfitter in the Southeast, Wildwater has been leading trips in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains since 1971. With four rivers and multiple sections or trip types on each river – we have you covered from easy moving water to thrilling epic white water options.

Are you looking for big adventure? Then perhaps the Wild and Scenic Chattooga with it’s steep drops through a wild gorge, or the dramatic and exciting class III and IV waves of the Ocoee are for you. If a family-friendly day with lots of splashy waves is more your style, check out our Nantahala and Big Pigeon River trips. For even more fun, combine a rafting trip with one of our Zipline Canopy Tours for a full day of adventure!

Chattooga River Rafting


Chattooga

LONG CREEK, SC NEAR ATLANTA

The crown jewel of southern white water, the Chattooga is famous as the location for the movie Deliverance. A National Wild and Scenic River, rafting the Chattooga is a true wilderness experience with twenty-six miles of natural white water adventure for all experience levels. Choose from family-friendly Section III, or the exhilaration of Section IV. Or do both sections on a Chattooga Overnighter (Camping or Cabins). An easy drive north east from Atlanta, the Chattooga River is an experience no one should miss. Southern Living rates the Chattooga as the “#1 Thing Southerners Must Do. ” As a free flowing river not two trips are the same, with rain we have higher water with bigger rapids and during periods of less rain the trip pace slows down with more time for swimming!

Distance
CityMiles
Atlanta127 mi
Jacksonville389 mi
Charlotte167 mi
Greenville, SC60 mi

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Ocoee River Rafting


Ocoee

Ducktown, TN NEAR CHATTANOOGA

One of America’s most popular white water rivers, the Ocoee is a thrill ride of big drops, dramatic hydraulics, and some of most storied rapids anywhere! Join us for a fully-guided raft trip through non-stop class III and IV rapids on either the Middle or Upper sections of the river. An easy drive from Atlanta or Chattanooga, the Ocoee River is a day of white water fun for your whole family or group!

Distance
CityMiles
Atlanta110 mi
Chattanooga64 mi

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Pigeon River Rafting


Pigeon

HARTFORD, TN NEAR GATLINBURG

No trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is complete without a rafting trip on the Pigeon River. From our Adventure Center in Hartford, just outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Wildwater runs trips on both the thrilling Upper and the easy-going Lower Pigeon River. Enjoy the exciting class II and III rapids of the popular Upper Pigeon River, or choose a relaxing float trip on the Lower Pigeon. See the Great Smokies from a whole new perspective, on a river that offers something for everyone!

Distance
CityMiles
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge28 mi
Asheville56 mi

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Nantahala River Rafting


Nantahala

BRYSON CITY, NC NEAR ASHEVILLE

Join us in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina for the perfect family-friendly introduction to river rafting. The Nantahala River is one of the most popular rivers in America, generations have learned to raft on the Nantahala’s bouncy rapids! Enjoy eight miles of crystal clear water and constant waves that make the Nantahala River a delight for all ages and groups. This 3 hour trip through class I and II rapids, ends with Nantahala Falls, a thrilling class III drop! Choose a fully-guided trip, or opt to rent your own raft or ducky and see the river at your own pace.

Distance
CityDistance
Bryson City11 mi
Cherokee20 mi
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge60 mi
Asheville74 mi
Atlanta155 mi

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