Category : ocoee rafting

19 Sep 2023

10 Reasons the Ocoee Is the Most Popular Whitewater Rafting Destination in the US

Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals make the trip to the Ocoee to forge bonds of friendship, make experiences that will last a lifetime, and get their adrenaline racing. You owe it to yourself to attempt the Ocoee white water rafting if you enjoy whitewater rafting or are just curious about it. The Ocoee is a 93-mile-long river that runs through the Appalachians and into Tennessee and Georgia. Here are 10 compelling factors why Ocoee is a must-visit for […]

05 Nov 2019
What if you fall out of the raft

What to Do If You Fall out of the Raft

When considering a whitewater rafting trip, the first question many people ask is, “What if I fall out?” While this is an understandable worry for first-timers, falling overboard should not be a concern as long as you’ve got a professional guide by your side and are familiar with the safety procedures. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to be safe on the river in the event of an unexpected plunge. Falling Out of the Raft Is Normal If you […]

29 Jul 2019

Florida Whitewater Rafting Tours

Since Florida is the flattest state in the nation, whitewater rafting is obviously not one of its major attractions. However, just because whitewater rafting in Florida is scarce, that doesn’t mean there isn’t good whitewater rafting near Florida. Just a few hours north of the border, Floridians can raft on Tennessee’s famous Ocoee River, the most popular rafting destination in the entire country. Read on to find out why so many rafters choose the Ocoee River, the many rafting deals […]

25 Apr 2019

Top Whitewater Rafting Destinations for Large Groups in the U.S.

Traveling alone is very different from traveling with others, and whitewater rafting trips are no exception. When planning a rafting adventure with many friends or family members, you can’t pick just any destination. While many rivers in the United States offer an unforgettable rafting experience, when it comes to accommodating larger-than-average party sizes, some are better than others. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the best group-friendly rafting destinations in North America. What Makes a Whitewater Rafting Destination […]

03 Apr 2019

Best Times to Book 2019 Rafting Trips

If you’re curious about the best times to book 2019 rafting trips for your vacation, it’s a good thing you’ve started to plan now. The most popular lodgings and tours can book early, and getting organized right away can help you avoid disappointment. The best times to book 2019 rafting trips depends in part on where you’re rafting. If you’re in Colorado, for example, you need to consider temperatures and water levels. If you’re rafting the Ocoee River, you’re in […]

31 Jan 2019

Overnight Rafting Trips in Tennessee

If you’re looking for an exhilarating rafting adventure, the best rafting in the country can be found right in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. The American Outdoors Association dubbed Tennessee’s Ocoee River the most popular whitewater rafting destination in the entire country. It’s no wonder it was selected as the location for the 1996 Olympic whitewater games. We can list a great number of reasons for the river’s popularity. While many whitewater rivers feature long stretches of calm water, the […]

10 May 2018
white water rafting weight limit

Is There a Weight Limit for Whitewater Rafting?

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Raft1 is whether whitewater rafting has a weight limit. We get people of all shapes and sizes who want to paddle along the Ocoee River through the Class III rapids. So do we post any restrictions on weight for our rafters? The short answer is no. There is no hard and fast weight limit for whitewater rafting. The longer answer is that weight could impact some other factors that play into […]

05 Oct 2015

Most Common Questions Before Rafting on the Ocoee River

Many people are lured by the adventures of riding white-water rapids, but one is often haunted by moving images of a raft capsizing as it goes down a waterfall, overboard boaters impacting river rocks, kayaks sinking between conflicting streams, and the list goes onward.  So, naturally, you must be wondering about the safety and amenities on the renowned Ocoee River, and we at Raft One have the following answers to your concerns:  Will my friends and I receive  equipment before […]

22 Jul 2015

Beginner’s Guide to Rafting on the Ocoee River

Wondering what to expect when rafting on the Chattooga River?   Well, You Asked for it… Only to get pummeled by rocks, struck by whitewater waves – countless gallons of them, to lose your razor sharp paddle if you’re not careful once you fall out, and to face oncoming boulders with your feet downstream so you can bump away using your heels like Neil Armstrong bouncing off a moon rock; the alternative means bumping away using your face. Jackets and […]

24 Jun 2015

How to Become a River Rafting Guide on the Ocoee River?

So you’d like to know how to be a river rafting guide? To join the elite club of die hard snake riding, white water blasting river nuts? Be our guest. But there’s a few things you’ll have to know – and even more you’ll have to do. Ocoee River Guide Required Certifications It’s not just you and the river. It’s you and raft full of men, women and children. You’re in charge, and it’s not like going on horseback, in […]