6501 Waterlevel Hwy. SE
Cleveland, TN 37323
Chattanooga Whitewater Rafting
Chattanooga is home to an array of attractions, lodging accommodations and fine dining but one of it’s best kept secrets is its proximity to the Ocoee River State Park and the Cherokee National Forest. Found just an hour outside of the city, the Ocoee River runs through miles of rich forest land and provides the perfect setting for whitewater rafting adventures near Chattanooga. Tennessee locals and guests from around the world travel to the Ocoee River to experience some of the best whitewater in the United States.
Half or Full River Trips
The Ocoee River is divided into two distinct sections- Upper and Middle Ocoee. Guests can raft either the Upper or Middle section in a half-day trip or choose to combine both sections for a full-day trip!
Starting in 1996 when a section of the Upper Ocoee was chosen as the location for the whitewater events of the Summer Olympic Games, rafting events have been held here year after year. The “Olympic Course” section of the Ocoee is part of the five-mile stretch rafters tackle on our Upper Ocoee raft trips.
A river course packed with five miles of Class III and Class IV rapids that make up seventeen challenging sections and a drop of 56 feet per mile is what rafters find on the Middle Ocoee section. This adventure takes you through a deep gorge within the Cherokee National Forest where you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Let Outland Expeditions arrange your favorite river experience on some of the most popular whitewater in America. Check out our rafting trips page for details, FAQs on whitewater rafting near Chattanooga, and to book your Ocoee River whitewater rafting experience.