Ocoee River Corridor

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Ocoee River Rafting Outfitters

Come experience the thrilling rapids of America’s Favorite Whitewater! Pick the popular Middle Ocoee section Upper Olympic Ocoee section, or both for a full-day combo trip of nonstop fun on Class III-IV rapids. Ocoee River Rafting Outfitters are permitted by the USFS to operate commercial rafting trips on the Ocoee River with trained rafting guides. All trips are fully-guided and no prior experience is necessary. Rafters must be aged 12 and up.

Learn more about the Ocoee River and rafting the Middle, Upper or Full combo to help plan your trip.

Outfitters offer a variety of other activities and amenities, in addition to white water rafting on the Ocoee River. Use the handy filter to explore your Ocoee River rafting and getaway options.

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Ace Ocoee Adventures was formed by local paddlers that truly have a passion for the sport and the area. The owners grew up kayaking and rafting on the Ocoee River, and it has played into every aspect of starting this company. With the Ocoee River being in their backyard, it holds a very special place in Ace’s hearts. Ace Ocoee Adventures mission is to provide the perfect visit to this region, with more personal attention on making sure your group gets the absolute most out of your stop with us. Come join the AOA family this summer and enjoy the outdoors that they are so blessed to have right here at home!
Wildwater is an outdoor adventure company serving guests on three Southeastern Rivers – Ocoee, Chattooga, and Nantahala. It’s Ocoee Adventure Center offers Ocoee River whitewater rafting and Ocoee ziplining with Ocoee River Basin Zipline Canopy Tours. Our Chattooga and Nantahala locations offer whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, canoe and kayak instruction, Jeep tours, SUP tours, and lodging. Wildwater is the Southeast’s oldest professional outfitter and has been family owned and operated for 52 years. It is Wildwater’s goal to provide enjoyable outdoors adventures with highly trained guides and share their love for the outdoor environment with their guests. Wildwater wants to go above and beyond expectations by offering quality experiences and Southern hospitality.
Rolling Thunder River Company has been entertaining over one million families and thrill seekers for 40+ years on the Nantahala, Ocoee and Toccoa rivers. They are the closest Ocoee outfitter to Atlanta, offering a choice of mild-to-wild – tubing, kayaking, and/or whitewater rafting.
NOC offers Ocoee rafting trips on two outstanding sections of the Ocoee River. The Middle Ocoee earns its title as “America’s most popular river trip” with five miles of continuous class III rapids like Broken Nose, Double Trouble, and Tablesaw. For added excitement, try NOC’s full-day Ocoee trip, which combines the Middle Ocoee with an extra five miles of intense class III and IV rapids – including a run down the 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom course – plus a freshly prepared riverside lunch. In 2022, the NOC added a new offering with more adventure and exploring river features, like surfing rapids and fun maneuvers in their Ocoee High Adventure Trip.
Since 1977, when Ocoee Outdoors pioneered guided whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River, their raft trips have become the gold standard by which the other outfitters judge their trips. They have worked hard every season to earn the reputation as the most professional company in Tennessee whitewater rafting. From your first phone call to your departure following your raft trip, you’ll see what sets Ocoee Outdoors apart from other Ocoee River rafting companies. Trip safety and unbeatable customer service are the primary goals shared by everyone at OO. The team at Ocoee Outdoors will bend backward to see that you get the best safety preparations and customer service available for your Tennessee whitewater rafting. If you’re not satisfied with the quality of an Ocoee Outdoors raft trip, just let them know – they will give you credit on your next raft trip. That’s their promise.
Since 1980, Whitewater Express has been one of the country’s premier river rafting outfitters. They were one of the pioneer outfitters that worked with the United States Forest Service to develop the rivers of the Southeast. In 1990, they were selected by the Olympic Committee to oversee all of the water sports for the 1996 Olympics! It has been a pleasure of theirs to guide over one million people since 1980 and over 1,000 youth groups through high adventure each year. The Ocoee Camp at Whitewater Express allows guests to enjoy whitewater rafting, horseback riding, a ropes course and zip line, paintball, mountain biking, a lakefront with water blob, an 18-hole disc golf course, miles of hiking trails, a fishing pond, a variety of cabin styles to host families and groups of any size, and meals from our dining hall, all on their beautiful 300-acre camp.
High Country Adventures is one of the original Ocoee River Outfitters and the only outfitter under original ownership and onsite management. High Country’s southeastern marketplace includes 7 outfitting retail stores in the Atlanta metro area. Their outpost at the Ocoee encompasses 27 acres including offices, conference room, pavilion, retail store, eight mountain cabins, campgrounds, and onsite guide housing. High Country provides whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River and rock climbing in the nearby mountains.
As the highest independently rated white water rafting tour company on the Ocoee, each of the Raft One expert guides are dedicated to providing the best possible experience for all guests ages 12 and older. Come rafting with Raft One and see why they have more five-star TripAdvisor reviews than any other rafting company on the Ocoee River.
Cascade Outdoors is a smaller owner-operator outfitter specializing in highly experienced staff. Cascade Outdoors has six current or previous employees who qualified for the Freestyle Kayaking World Championships, plus one more with a gold medal from the 2022 Pan American Games in rafting in Columbia. Cascade Outdoors maintains not only 5 stars on Google reviews, but also a 5.0 in rafting.
We train for longer than any other company so that our overqualified guides can do things on the river you won’t see anywhere else.

We are a guide-owned and family-run company with the mission of bettering the lives of our guests and our guides. We have the only outpost with riverside benefits. We take personal responsibility for your experience on the Ocoee and we are experts at ensuring you leave with stories worth living.
Bigfoot offers professionally guided whitewater trips on the beautiful Ocoee River. That’s not all! Bigfoot also offers scenic Lower Ocoee River floats on the non-whitewater section of the river, a nine-hole disc golf course, camping and RV sites, lodging, and you can enjoy their onsite beer garden and cafe.
Endless River Adventures combines the best of outdoor adventures: whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, and international travel. The Ocoee River is one of three rivers Endless River Adventures offers for white water rafting in the Southeast. Endless River Adventures is small by choice, and offers a more custom trip for you. Because the Ocoee is so much fun, they feature a full day Ocoee trip: the Upper/Middle trip on weekends and the Double Middle during the week. Both include a full day of rafting with a riverside lunch to break up the trip. There is no rushing down the river and you get to enjoy the best of the Ocoee.
Embrace the exhilaration of the river with Adventures Unlimited, the leading whitewater outfitter in Ocoee, TN. Adventures Unlimited has expert guides, an exceptional safety record, and superior equipment which underscore their commitment to providing an unparalleled rafting experience. Whether you’re part of a large group or a small family, Adventures Unlimited tailors your adventure to your needs. Beyond the thrill of the rapids, Adventures Unlimited enhances your visit with their inviting cabins and campground. Their vibrant Bus Bar and Grill, the epicenter of Ocoee’s nightlife, promises live music every weekend. Adventures Unlimited is more than a rafting service; they are your gateway to an unforgettable Ocoee adventure, where every moment is designed for your enjoyment and pleasure. Choose Adventures Unlimited and embark on a journey you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Rafting the Ocoee River with Ocoee Adventure Center is a unique white water rafting experience. Relaxed but professional is their goal. Located near Blue Ridge, Georgia, they spend more time on the river during their rafting trip than anyone else. Ocoee Adventure Center is determined to make your trip the memory of a lifetime. Come and experience their fun-loving guides, relaxed atmosphere, and the highest guest satisfaction rating. Take your Ocoee River rafting to the next level with Ocoee Adventure Center! Located adjacent to the Cherokee National Forest right on Highway 64 which gives them one of the shortest bus rides to the Ocoee River whitewater action!
Ocoee Paddleboarding & Watersports offers rafting on the Upper and Middle Ocoee River, stand-up paddleboards (SUP boards), kayaks, tandem kayaks, rafts for rent, tubes, and canoe rentals on Lake Parksville or Lake Ocoee, as well as the Lower Ocoee River Float/Tour. Stop by the shop located at 1110 US-64, Ocoee, TN 37361. Pick up your rental and head to the water for the whole day or how long you plan; walk-ins are welcome. Try to call at least an hour before arrival without a reservation. You need to have a way to transport your watercraft rental to Parksville Lake! They also deliver to homes and cabin rentals.
Join Quest Expeditions, outfitting your finest Ocoee River rafting trips. Quest is the first choice when you search for trips with that extra attention to details. They specialize in high quality facilities, with amenities and staff for your family, friends, or small affinity groups. Quest Expeditions’ expanded facilities include a retail store offering souvenirs, t-shirts, river attire, gifts, and local artisan jewelry as well as an on-site cafe, photo service, economical lodging for groups and conference room. They offer easy online reservations or call the helpful office (800) 277-4537 for information along with booking your exciting Ocoee River rafting trip. Quest Expeditions is conveniently located at the corner of US Hwy 64 and Hwy 411 with easy access to local hotels and restaurants and fifteen minutes from I-75.
Big Frog is a premier rafting company on the Ocoee River. Specializing in groups and families alike, Big Frog can make your vacation and group outing a blast on the Ocoee River. Group lodging and camping on the 20-acre outpost are fun for all.
Ocoee Inn Rafting is the only outfitter located inside the Cherokee National Forest and is located alongside Parksville Lake which is fed by the Ocoee River. They are the closest outfitter to the river takeout and shortest ride back after a wet day on the river. Ocoee Inn Rafting has lakeside cabin rentals that accommodate 4-18 persons and motel rooms onsite. Their marina gift store is fully stocked with lifejackets, swimwear, and unique gifts. Ocoee Inn Rafting also offers covered boat slips; pontoon and fishing boat rentals; and SUP, kayak, and canoe rentals on Parksville Lake through their marina.
As a new rafting company on the Ocoee River, Ocoee River Experience has renovated the entire outpost to provide an enjoyable experience for as many people as possible on AND off the river. Ocoee River Experience has added off-water activities for all ages, including a pickleball court that doubles as a basketball court, volleyball court, corn hole, and horseshoes. If you’re looking for great food and smiling faces, Ocoee River Experience has a full-service restaurant, Blue Hole Cafe, located right next to our outpost/hotel. Located on 6.4 acres, Ocoee River Experience can accommodate large groups, smaller groups, and families. Each RV and tent site has a fire pit and four pavilions throughout, available for all guests to use or rent out for private events. Ocoee River Experience has one large shower house at the front of the property with two smaller shower houses in the back as well as a newly added shower house for the larger bunkhouse available for group rental. For rafting activities, Ocoee River Experience provides all new helmets, paddles, and PFDs, as well as all new rafts, to provide the safest, most comfortable trip possible.
Cherokee Rafting was founded in 1978 on the Ocoee River and has grown into one of the top preferred and most respected white water rafting companies in the country. Their competitive edge lies in a passion for safety, superior customer service, and building long-standing relationships with satisfied guests. They have one of the best groups of hand-selected river guides who share the same passion for the love of the sport and the Ocoee River. They’re friendly, funny, and well-trained professionals who’ll help you at every step of the way. An exciting, wholesome, action-packed white water adventure is waiting for you at Cherokee Rafting.
As the oldest company on the Ocoee River, Ocoee Rafting has provided guided whitewater rafting adventures for 47 years. Since 1976, Ocoee Rafting has welcomed many to miles of challenging and exciting Class III and IV rapids on one of the country’s premier rivers. Experience Ocoee River Rafting and feel the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. Their trained staff has many years of experience and takes great pride in its ability to provide their guests with an action-packed, fun-filled adventure. Come join Ocoee Rafting for the finest whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee River. Don’t forget to check out their other exciting adventures: Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge (ZipBlueRidge.com), Blue Ridge Adventure Park (BlueRidgeAdventurePark.com), and Toccoa River Tubing Company (ToccoaTubing.com).
Carolina Ocoee is a family-owned and operated outfitter dedicated to offering the best whitewater trip the Ocoee River has to offer. Carolina Ocoee prides itself on giving the most premiere whitewater experience through their professional guides, longer trips, and reasonable pricing. Located just a few miles from the Ocoee River in Ducktown, TN, Carolina Ocoee is one of the closest rafting companies to the river while still being super convenient to the folks from Atlanta, GA, Blue Ridge, GA, and Murphy, NC. Come rafting with Carolina Ocoee a see the Carolina Ocoee difference.
Since the beginning, Outland Expeditions has made it their mission to make sure all their guests have an outstanding experience both on the Ocoee River and at their outpost. They are a family-owned and family-operated outfitter and consider guests part of the family.


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