The following video will give you an idea of what it’s like to arrive and check in at Raft One. This video is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant as a representation of your actual Raft One check in experience.
Once you get here – Parking
During a busy day, the lower parking lot gets pretty busy. Please park in the upper parking lot above and to the right of the outpost. If there is no spaces there, try the spaces that are on the side of Hwy 64.
As soon as you arrive and find a place to park please check in at the front desk (in the store). This lets us know you’ve arrived and allows us to confirm the number of people in your group who are going rafting. If you have an outstanding balance to pay this is the time to do it.
Waivers: Your entire group will need to sign liability waivers. To save time you can download an Ocoee Rafting Waiver here, sign it, and bring it with you! Remember anyone under 18 must also have a parent or guardian sign the waiver. If the parent or guardian is not with you please have them sign a waiver ahead of time.
Changing for your Ocoee rafting trip
Once you’ve checked in and signed your waivers it’s time to change into your rafting clothing. Please go to our What to Wear on your Ocoee Rafting Trip page to make sure you have all you need. Don’t forget to bring a dry change of clothes and dry shoes for after your trip.
Your Other Stuff
Once you are changed, we recommend you lock all your belongings in your car. This includes jewelry, wallets, and anything else you don’t want to lose off your person (including wedding rings). Glasses are a special case. If you can switch to contacts or see well enough without them, we recommend that you leave them in your car. If you feel you really need them, they should be secured with eyeglass retainers. Retainers are available in the store if you need to buy some. We also recommend retainers for sunglasses.
Car Keys: Do NOT take your car keys on the river with you. There’s a good chance they will end up in the bottom of the river. You can leave your keys at the check in desk and get them back at the end of your trip.
Time to Relax
Now all that’s left to do is relax and wait for your trip! Feel free to check out the merchandise in our store or just hang out! There are plenty of benches in front of the store and a couch inside.
“I’m really early…”
If you arrive well ahead of your trip time and have some time to kill, check with the folks at the check in desk for things you can do before your trip. You can picnic in our campground, play a pickup game of volleyball, or check out our Brand-New Zipline Canopy Tour! You can also head down the road to the Ocoee River Whitewater Center to see the river and hike around the site of the 1996 Olympics! Please check with the folks at the check in counter if you plan to leave the outpost grounds so it’s clear what time you’ll need to be back.
If you need directions or want to know what to bring before you get here, check out the Before Your Trip page
Time for the fun to begin!!