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19 Mar 2019

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

If you love whitewater rafting or are just curious about it, you owe it to yourself to try Ocoee river. This natural beauty is one of the most popular choices for serious whitewater rafters, amateurs and anyone who just wants to have fun. Thousands of people travel to the Ocoee each year to build camaraderie, create a lifetime of memories and get some adrenaline pumping. The Ocoee is a 93-mile-long river that runs through the Appalachians and into Tennessee and […]

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 […]

17 May 2018
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Team-Building Overnight Trips in Tennessee

Are you looking for a way to bring your office together? You could try doing the usual team bonding activities, such as escape rooms or a karaoke night. But those activities, amusing as they may be, don’t really teach you anything about your fellow employees. To go beyond silly fun and truly bond your employees by showing them each other’s impressive strengths, you need something a little more intense and a lot longer than just a two-hour activity. You need […]

10 May 2018
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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 […]

03 May 2018
white water rafting age limits

Age Limits for Whitewater Rafting

Are you planning a family vacation? You have probably been examining all the options available to you, such as a trip to the beach or a quick jaunt to an amusement park, and you’ve settled on white water rafting. You love the idea of spending time as a family while you do something physically challenging. Plus, you want to do something different this year, now that your kids are getting older — but what exactly is the age limit for […]

26 Apr 2018
how to become a white water rafting guide

How to Become a Whitewater Rafting Guide

Are you looking for great summer jobs in Tennessee? Then listen up, because this one may seem too good to be true. How would you like to get paid to do something you already love — whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River? Every year, we encourage students and other young people to take a guide training course to come work for us at Raft1. This challenging yet rewarding job provides all sorts of benefits. In addition to earning money, you will get to […]

08 Dec 2017
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Off-season in Georgia’s Playground

Off-Season Recreation in One of the Most Beautiful States in the Union Looking for ideas for off-season recreation in Georgia? You’re in luck. The state’s temperate climate, combined with a number of truly unique geographical features, mean you can have lots of fun in the off-season. Even during the winter months, much of Georgia remains relatively warm, with temperatures in the 50s and the occasional days of summerlike weather. That means you have lots of options for excursions and activities […]

08 Dec 2017
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Family Vacation Packages in Georgia

Are you and your family eyeing Italy vacation packages? May we suggest a vacation in Georgia instead? The state offers a range of fun options for kids and adults alike. If you want to find the best value, then booking vacation packages in Georgia may be the smartest bet. These usually include lodging as well as activities, which you get for a reasonable price. Saving money certainly appeals to any family, no matter how many children you have. Here are […]

08 Dec 2017
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Crazy Things You Do Every Day

5 Things More Dangerous than White Water Rafting How dangerous is whitewater rafting? That’s a question we hear frequently at Raft1. People call us up and ask whether it’s safe to send loved ones on rafting trips. We certainly understand their concern and do our best to quell their fears, because the truth is, we all put ourselves at risk in other ways that make rafting pale in comparison. There are crazy things we do every day, things we all […]

08 Dec 2017
Men's retreat on the ocoee river

Men’s Retreats on the Ocoee

A Time to Bond and Grow Are you considering holding a men’s retreat in the Blue Ridge, Georgia, area? A retreat can be a life-affirming experience. If you offer the right activities and affirmations, people can come away from a retreat with a renewed focus and a fresh sense of purpose. The many benefits of attending a men’s retreat include: Time to meditate on life, both the good and the bad Being among people who understand you and face the […]