6501 Waterlevel Hwy. SE
Cleveland, TN 37323
Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting Trip Options
Few weekend getaways can offer the kind of exhilaration that Ocoee whitewater rafting does. This Tennessee gem winds 93 miles through the lush, green Smoky Mountains and within the Cherokee National Forest. A 1,500-foot stretch of the river was even modified to create the Ocoee Whitewater Center, used for the 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak slalom competitions. Now, the Ocoee River has been named as the Most Popular Whitewater Rafting River in America!
“This is without a doubt the most fantastic whitewater slalom course in the world.”
– Albert Woods, former Chairman of the International Canoe Federation
The 12-mile section we guide rolls through more than 20 different rapids and provides excitement for both experienced paddlers and first-timers. There is an Upper and Middle section of the river. Each offers a different whitewater thrill. You can also combine both for a full-day of paddling action.
Does a wild adventure made safe by experienced and certified guides sounds like your ideal summer adventure? Let’s get your spot reserved in the raft! Due to dam control, we experience excellent water levels year-round. Check out our trip offerings below.
Classic Middle Ocoee River Trip
This 5 mile-long whitewater rafting excursion is ideal for large groups, particularly outdoor education programs and families. It’s our most popular trip. We run our Classic Middle Ocoee Trips from March until October. The rapids you’ll paddle through on this half-day rafting trip range from Class III to Class IV, including:
- Broken Nose
- Slice & Dice
- Moon Chute
- Double Suck
- Double Trouble
- Table Saw
- Diamond Splitter
- Cat’s Pajamas
- Hell’s Hole
The trip lasts approximately 3 hours. You must be 12 years old or older to raft this section of the Ocoee River
Our three-hour-long upper river trip starts at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, a whitewater course snaking through a narrow strait. The first of its kind, the center was home to the 1996 Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom competitions. From the whitewater course, our Upper Ocoee River rafting trip blasts through these ten consecutive Class III and Class IV rapids:
- Let’s Make a Deal
- Blue Hole
- Slam Dunk
- Clahan’s Ledge
- Roach Motel
- Edge of the World
We offer this trip on weekends from May through September. You must be 12 years old or older to raft the upper section of the Ocoee River.
Our full-day trip combines both the Upper and Middle sections of the Ocoee River. Packing more than 20 class III and IV rapids into six hours of adventure. Our guides stop midway through the trip and grill you lunch on the riverside. The full Ocoee River Whitewater trips book up quick so be sure to reserve early.
The Full River runs on Saturdays and Sundays from March thru September. You must be 12 years old or older to raft the full Ocoee River.