White Water Rafting Near Atlanta
Atlanta summers can be brutal with temperature sometimes exceeding 100 degrees. The congestion and stress can leave us looking for a cure to the grind.
The cure for the heat and craziness of the city can be found just a couple hours north of Atlanta on the splashy whitewater of the Ocoee River. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of east Tennessee. White water rafting on the Ocoee River will cool the body and refresh the soul. Located in the Cherokee National Forest the Ocoee River is the Best White Water Rafting near Atlanta.
The Ocoee River and Atlanta will forever be linked because of its part in the 1996 Olympic Games. The Ocoee River was the home of the whitewater canoe and kayak events during the games. The man made whitewater course built for the Olympics was the first whitewater course to be built in a natural stream bed. This awesome section of Olympic white water can still be rafted on during our Ocoee Combo Trips.
Ocoee River Rafting is a fun and thrilling experience like no other. That’s probably why the Ocoee River is the most popular white water river in the country. The Ocoee River has over 30 named class III – IV rapids in a ten mile stretch. Broken up into two sections the river has something to offer almost everyone: The Upper Ocoee River and the Middle Ocoee River.
The Middle Ocoee Rafting trip is the classic Ocoee white water experience. It boast five miles of non stop rapids and some of the most beautiful scenery Tennessee has to offer. Want more? The Ocoee Combo Rafting Trip is a full day on the river. The Combo Trip combines the Upper Ocoee River and the Middle Ocoee River giving you the full ten miles of river. A grilled riverside lunch is served half way down the river. This gives you a chance to refuel and stretch your sea legs. Restroom facilities are also available for your convenience. The Combo Trip has limited space so you will want to reserved your spot early.
So when the city stress and the summer heat is getting you down don’t forget that the best white water rafting near Atlanta is just 2 hours away. Our Carolina Ocoee Rafting Outpost is located in Ducktown, TN.