Outland Expeditions

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Excited Paddlers Rafting the Ocoee River in TN.

Ocoee River Rafting

The Best Whitewater in Tennessee!

It’s time for some Ocoee whitewater with Tennessee’s leading rafting company, Outland Expeditions. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned paddler, an Ocoee rafting trip will have something special you’ll never forget!

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Tennessee, the Ocoee is one of the Top 10 whitewater rivers in the United States. In fact, the 1996 Summer Olympics were held on the upper Ocoee River and the Olympic run is now open to the public! Lucky you! With famous rapids like Godzilla, Blue Hole and Humongous, it’s an iconic river rafting jewel you need to experience. 

Tennesee’s best whitewater rafting is on two different sections of the Ocoee River, the Olympic Upper Section and the Classic Middle Section. Each of these sections take about half of a day to raft. Many of our guests opt for the full paddling experience by doing both. If that is something that tickles your inner adventurer, check out the Full Day Ocoee Rafting Trips, which combines both parts. In addition, you get a delicious riverside lunch!

3 Incredible Ocoee Whitewater Options...

rafting the Ocoee River middle section

Middle Ocoee Rafting Trips

Traditional whitewater rafting on middle section.

Our most popular trip is the classic middle section of the Ocoee. This white water rafting trip offers 5 and a half thrilling miles of near continuous Class III and Class IV rapids. Enjoy the excitement of river and the beauty of Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest.

rafting the Olympic section of the Ocoee River

Upper Ocoee Rafting Trips

Olympic whitewater run on upper section.

Challenge your crew on this 5-mile, world-class rafting trip which includes 10 consecutive Class III and Class IV rapids, including Calahan’s Ledge, Let’s Make a Deal and Humongous! By far, this is our most thrilling rafting experience and possibly the best in TN.

full-day white water trip on the Ocoee River

Full Ocoee River Rafting Trips

Paddle both upper and middle sections, lunch included

Combine the upper and middle Ocoee sections for a full day of adventure, including 6 hours on the water and more than 20 rapids. This all-day paddling adventure includes a tasty riverside lunch. Olympic runs are limited, so book this exclusive rafting trip early!

We don’t only offer whitewater rafting!  You’ll find rock climbing and repelling, funyak and kayak clinics, riverboarding and more at our Ocoee Outpost located in Cleveland, Tennessee. One of the most popular activities apart from river rafting is our hiking trips in the beautiful Smoky Mountain Cherokee National Forest. Click on the pictures below and explore all we have to offer.

Don’t see something you are looking for? Maybe you’re interested in horseback riding or an amazing bird’s eye view by plane? Just let us know what you’re after for and we’ll help you find it. You’ll soon realize there’s an adventure for everyone with Outland Expeditions!

Ocoee River Rafting Group Trip at Outland Expeditions in Cleveland, Tennessee

Ocoee Summer Camp - Perfect For Your Group

For family and friends, rafting on the Ocoee is downright fun. For youth groups, scout troops and even some business teams, it’s also an amazing team-building activity promoting emotional and spiritual rewards including;

  • The exhilaration of achievement
  • The thrill of learning something new
  • The relaxation of rigid schedules
  • Satisfaction of a job well done

While whitewater rafting may not be for everyone – we think that it’s perfect for most family and youth group members. We can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests and would love to help your church youth group, scout troop, team, or other group plan a summer excursion to remember.

If you’d like to plan a summer camp for your group, please let us know!

group rafting the ocoee river
Outland Expeditions - Cabin #2 at Ocoee River Outpost in Cleveland, Tennessee

Outpost Accommodations

Many of our rafting guests are in need of overnight accommodations. So we offer a few options for y’all! Between our cabins, river lodge or our bunkhouse, you’ll be sure to find something comfortable to kick your feet up after an exhilarating whitewater day on the river.  Also, if you don’t mind “roughing-it”, we have free campgrounds available just a short stroll from our comfortably equipped bathhouse. Picnic facilities are available as well throughout our outpost grounds. Learn more >>

family rafting the ocoee river
Outland Expeditions Family Trip - Lamar Davis, Donna Davis, Dillon & Jessi Davis, Dakota & Kyle VanOflen


Outland Expeditions is a family-owned and family-friendly river outfitter in Cleveland, Tennessee. We’ve been guiding whitewater rafting trips on the world-famous Ocoee for more than 35 years and we’re still loving every minute of it! Year after year we pride ourselves in delivering first-class service and world-class fun on all of the adventures we offer. You don’t need to take our word for it either! You can find nearly 800 5-star reviews on Google or TripAdvisor and match them with any river rafting competitor – not only with quantity, but with quality! We can’t wait to serve you and your loved ones on the river soon.

Give us a call, Monday through Friday 8AM to 8PM EST at 423-478-144.

-Outland Expeditions Family

GuideCam: Classic Ocoee Rafting Trip