Being soaked alone is cold, being soaked with your family is an adventure! What a great way to spend spring break with family and friends rafting some of the best rivers in the Southeast.
The Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River, known as the “crown jewel” of southeastern whitewater, was listed as one of the things all Southerners should do before they die by Southern Living Magazine. One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in southeastern US, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated “Wild and Scenic” by Congress in 1974. The Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests surround you while on this wilderness river adventure with 3 different trips suited for ages 8 and up!
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. 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. Ages 12 and up.
The Nantahala River, located in Nantahala National Forest, is one of America’s favorite whitewater playgrounds and a favorite for families! Enjoy the eight miles of crystal clear water, constant waves and swift currents that make the Nantahala River a delight for all ages and groups interested in an exhilarating introduction to whitewater rafting. The trip takes over 3 hours and contains numerous class I and II rapids, with a class III at the end. Ages 7 and up or min. of 60 lbs.
The Pigeon River, in a close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, provides rafting for kids as young as 4 allowing even young families to get out and raft together! The Upper has five miles of intermediate class III and class IV rapids which provides a fun, fast-paced whitewater run. The Lower Pigeon promises 5 miles of Class I and II rapids providing a fun whitewater experience for the whole family.