Raft One Ocoee River Rafting

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
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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 […]

18 Aug 2017
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Total Solar Eclipse Coming to Blue Ridge Georgia

Join Raft1 for Monday’s Eclipse For a little over 2 minutes this coming Monday, August 21st 2017, Raft 1 will join all of North Georgia in a moment that many will never forget, a total eclipse of the sun. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable moment on the breathtaking Ocoee river during our 1:15 Monday rafting expedition. Safety Safety Glasses will be provided to all rafters for your protection during the eclipse. It will likely be a […]

30 Mar 2016

Tips for Building Commitment to a Group Ocoee Rafting Trip

Here’s the problem… When you’re trying to get people to go out into the great unknown… on a  group Ocoee rafting… you may encounter push back in a variety of forms. Why Some People Are Hesitant to Raft FEAR: People are naturally risk averse. They don’t like sky diving. It’s not normal to like sky diving. But you’re in luck, because white water rafting is much, much more benign. The way out of fear is love. Simply explain that rafting […]

16 Mar 2016

The Fun-Filled History of the Ocoee River

Welcome to the fun-filled history of the Ocoee river! Dams-R-Us The three dams around Lake Ocoee in Tennessee feed the Ocoee River, which is called the Toccoa River in Georgia. Two of the dams were built in 1913, conveniently before World War I broke out in Europe, and the third dam was built in 1940 as World War II for the United States seemed imminent and the need for electricity all the more necessary. The Olympics The Ocoee river’s ultimate […]

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 […]

14 Sep 2015

Top Youth Group Activities on the Ocoee River

Summer youth groups are as American as apple pie and baseball games. Most of us have memories of a summer camp or youth group outing, where the great outdoors were heralded as the best place to merge bonds with friends and create new ones within a group. Many of the top youth group activities on the Ocoee River are competitively priced and sure to fit within your organization’s budget and goals. Take your learning to the next level with an […]

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 […]

14 Jul 2015

Planning a Romantic Weekend on the Ocoee River

Taking a break from the hectic and busy day-to-day activities of the city is necessary not only for busy working professionals, but essential for couples needing an escape to reconnect. What better place to renew and refresh than in the comfort of Tennessee’s natural mountain terrain. Planning a romantic weekend on the Ocoee River will guarantee that you and your partner will have the experience of a lifetime and maybe even start a new tradition that keeps your hearts aflame […]

09 Jul 2015

What To Wear for a Zipline Adventure in the Ocoee Canopy?

When you come out on a rafting trip, there’s a lot more that you can do when you’ve finished conquering the Ocoee river. That includes things like horseback riding, bike riding and hiking. Or, if you’re really spirited and quite brave you can climb up to the tree tops and hook to a hanging carabiner – a metal ring that snaps shut and lets you dangle dizzily from the forest canopy. Then you know what happens? We push you out […]