Ocoee white water Rafting at different times of the year
March – You’ll have the river mostly to yourself. The Ocoee River water temperature is in the 50s and the air temperature is usually cool 50s to 70s. We provide complimentary wetsuits and spray pants and jackets to help you stay warm. The prices this time of year are great with your online discount you can sometimes get prices as low as $28.00/trip. Only the middle section of the Ocoee River runs in March.
April - This is a great time for Ocoee Whitewater rafting. The air temperatures range 60s to 80s. The water is warming up with Ocoee River water temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. There are very few rafts on the river which means you can extend your trip with extra whitewater play time as long as you’d like. Depending on the day you may want to wear a wetsuit or spray gear to make sure you stay warm. Check for great discounts. A great combination is to do a Mountain bike trip in the cool of the morning then a rafting trip in the hotter afternoon. Only Middle Ocoee runs are available in April.
May – This is the beginning of the busy rafting season. Early May weekends are usually warm but still not crowded. Late May begins to resemble June. The weather is warm with air temperatures in the low 90s and Ocoee River water temperatures in the mid 60s. Beginning May 14 the upper Ocoee River runs on Saturdays. This means you now have a choice between a Full River, Upper or Middle Ocoee white water run. Sundays are Middle Ocoee runs only.
June – The Ocoee White Water Rafting season is now in full swing. The Middle Ocoee runs 5 days a week (Thursday – Monday) and the upper Ocoee runs on the weekends. Wetsuits are no longer needed but the occasional cloudy or rainy day may be cool enough for spray gear. The air temperature ranges in the 80s and 90s, the Ocoee River water temperature is in the 70s. Of the 4 busy white water rafting months (June, July, Aug and Sept.) June is the least busy especially Sundays and weekdays.
July – If you love the hurly burly and festive atmosphere of lots of people July is your month. It’s hot. The air temperature is in the 90s and the Ocoee River water temperature is in the mid 70s. Nothing beats the cool spray of whitewater rafting and occasional swim when the weather is this hot. July is the busiest Ocoee rafting month but you can still beat the crowds if you plan your trip for early morning or late afternoon and avoid Saturdays. The middle Ocoee runs 5 day a week (every day except Tues. and Weds). The upper Ocoee runs on the weekends.
August – Early August is just like July. Late August weekdays and Sundays are actually very laid back. Most kids are either back in school or preparing to return to school in late August so Sundays and weekdays are relatively open. The temperatures are the same as July so if you like your white water rafting in the hottest part of the year but you want to avoid the crowds late August is your best time. The middle Ocoee runs 5 day a week (every day except Tues. and Weds). The upper Ocoee runs on the weekends.
September – Most of September is like August except the river doesn’t run during the week (weekends only). Saturdays in early September are the busiest Ocoee white water rafting days of the year. The weather is still hot and the Ocoee River water temperature is in the mid 70s. The upper Ocoee only runs the first 3 Saturdays so no more upper or full river trips after Sept. 17.
October – This is one of the best times of the year to go rafting. The Ocoee river only runs on the weekends (middle Ocoee only) but even Saturdays are crowd free. The air temperature is usually warm 70s – 80s and the Ocoee River water temperature is still in the 70s. Even the occasional cool day is pleasant since the water temperature stays so warm. No other time of the year can match the beauty of October in the Ocoee River gorge. The fall colors create a spectacular back drop for your Ocoee rafting adventure.