A flashlight may seem like the last thing you need when going whitewater rafting, but sometimes the occasional spontaneous overnight camping trip is in the works. Please note, rafting at night is extremely dangerous and Raft One does not have these trips — only daytime trips and campsites. A headlamp is much more convenient and a lot less difficult to lose than a handheld. What’s more, the red light option is great for keeping pesky mosquitoes and other pests away.
The next item on the list is a rain jacket, and it is not just for spring rafting trips. The weather is never fully predictable, so it is better to be dry than sorry. Seriously though, toss one of these into your dry bag — you will be happy you did.
For insulation and warmth, a cozy pair of long underwear goes a long way! For groups who have upcoming tours, polyester or merino wool apparel is strongly recommended. The air temperature is colder on the water, so plan accordingly and keep an eye on the weather forecast.
Wear layers of light clothing to best adapt to the temperature changes. An insulated jacket offers the perfect combination of comfort, warmth and durability. Synthetic rather than down filling is the ideal rafting choice since this material repels water quite well. Once you’ve got all the items on your Ocoee River rafting checklist, give Raft One a call to schedule your next rafting trip!