Full Ocoee River Adventure - Book and Save 35%!
Go Big or Go Home! That's what folks have to say about the Full Ocoee River Adventure. Why come all of this way and not spend your entire day challenging the mighty Ocoee River?
This whitewater encounter commences below Ocoee No. 3 Dam and allows you a little bit of a warm up before you dive right in to Class III and IV of whitewater insanity. You are floating along, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Cherokee National Forest just wondering what all the hoopla is about and then Mikey's Ledge appears for your first wake up call. Three nice drops and some serious waves later you heading on down towards the Blue Hole. It's the local swimming hole when the water is off but makes for some fun whitewater when TVA releases water for our weekend excitement.
And just when you thought is was pretty good on the Upper Section of the Ocoee River - IT GETS BETTER! Here comes the Olympic Section and almost a continuous mile of Class IV whitewater. Brace in paddlers cause its gonna be a wild ride!
The river will narrow. Waves are getting larger and the drops are too. Your raft guide starts to shout commands as it is so loud and hard to hear with all of the whitewater (or is it with all of the squeals of delight?). You race past Smiley's Rapid and then on to Slam Dunk only to realize that it just Slam Dunked you. Your toes are gripping the bottom of the boat and your raft guide shouts "Paddle Forward! Here comes Humongous." The raft is rocking but you are paddling hard only to feel the boat start to stand on its end when all of the sudden you hear a big "WooHoo" from your raft guide as you slide right on out of the Olympic section and on to enjoy the rast of the Upper Ocoee River.
The Upper Ocoee winds down with fun rapids named Roach Motel and Edge of the World. You probably never thought you would enjoy anything with those names but then again, we do things a little crazy here on the Ocoee River. The lunch spot is right around the corner and our catering department is ready to help you recharge with a gourmet spread that cannot compare. Everyone enjoys this little break because we are only halfway down the river and the Classic Middle Ocoee River Adventure awaits us.
Please remember that Full River Ocoee Adventure books up quickly as they are only available on WEEKENDS (Saturdays and Sundays) starting late May through early September. Double check our calendar for exact dates as we can only raft when TVA releases water in the river. And like on all of our whitewater trips, not only do we make sure there is well-trained river guide in your boat to make your day a memorable one, you also get to wear one of our stylish Type V lifejackets and helmet along with a paddle as your accessory.
Dress according to the weather. Wear your swimsuit, t-shirt and maybe shorts for the ladies during the warmer weather. The cooler weather calls for synthetic materials like running tights, fleece pullovers or nylon jackets. Don't forget your footwear. It needs to be something secure that you don't mind getting wet. Sport sandals or tennis shoes are great options and save the flip flops for later. Sunscreen is always a great idea too.
Total Trip Time: 6 hours
Reservation Required: Yes
Length of Trip on River: 10 miles
Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old
Cost: $84 - $120