Raft One Ocoee River Rafting

24 Jun 2015

How to Become a River Rafting Guide on the Ocoee River?

So you’d like to know how to be a river rafting guide? To join the elite club of die hard snake riding, white water blasting river nuts? Be our guest. But there’s a few things you’ll have to know – and even more you’ll have to do. Ocoee River Guide Required Certifications It’s not just you and the river. It’s you and raft full of men, women and children. You’re in charge, and it’s not like going on horseback, in […]

19 Jun 2015

Mountain Bike Safety Tips

Mountain biking is a great way to spend your time when you’re not on the river. If you’re new to the sport, read this checklist of mountain bike safety tips on how best to ride the trails near the Ocoee River in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Helmet Eyes – You should see the helmet’s edge when you look up. Ears – The strap should connect under your ears – forming a Y around them. Mouth – If you open your […]

08 Jun 2015

Can You Still Go Rafting in the Rain on the Ocoee River?

If you’re planning on going whitewater rafting you should be prepared to get a little wet. Okay, you’re going to get drenched. The Ocoee has Class I, II, III and IV segments. You can expect moderate to intense waves that don’t care that water is supposed to stay outside of the raft. The Ocoee River goes where it wants to go and if you’re floating on top of its water then your raft is fair game. No need to worry […]

13 May 2015

Ziplining in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Raft One

It goes by many names. Blue Ridge. Quirank. Whatever you call it, zip-lining means adventure! And there’s no better way to experience it than to zipline in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Raft One. Take the scenic route high above the ground for a breathtaking view of the forest and mountains. All you need to bring for a sensational journey across the canopies is yourself and your thirst for adventure. Oh, and bring some friends and family. And sunscreen. And […]

29 Apr 2015
How to Become a River Rafting Guide on the Ocoee River | Raft One

What are the different rafting levels on the Ocoee River?

It’s true that there is no experience necessary when it comes to white water river rafting. However, that doesn’t mean that all white water rafting levels are the same. The key to understanding this versatile river is looking at the river in sections. Different sections of the Ocoee River has different classifications. These designations are determined by the American Whitewater Association to give people a method to evaluate the technical difficulty of navigating various sections of a river. White Water […]

14 Apr 2015

When Is Rafting Season?

Are you planning a white water rafting adventure on the Ocoee River? Your trip is sure to be complete with fun, adrenaline and excitement, but the first step to planning your trip is choosing the best time to meet the rapids. When Is Rafting Season? The rafting season has a wide range of best days and times depending on your preferences. Any time the river runs you’ll have fun, but there are better times than others. The best time to […]

26 Feb 2015

Is the Ocoee Safe?

Many times I have been asked is the Ocoee safe? My response is always the same…. You are safer on the water than on the trip to get here- no matter how you travel- plane, bike, walking, AND DEFINITELY CAR (Your chances of dying in an automobile crash are 1 in 100 over the course of a lifetime).*

23 Jan 2015
Winter Rafting | Raft One

Winter Rafting

Looking for some winter adrenaline and adventure? For those who can’t get enough white water rafting adventure, if you’re ready for a fun weekend trip or extended stay in some of the best winter raft locales across the country, you’re in luck. Since most of Raft One’s river is dam controlled, it will be impossible to white water raft on the Ocoee River until spring when the dam opens back up normal river flow to our area. In the meantime, […]

28 Oct 2014

Raft One Receives 2014 Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor

Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River is an adventure you should not miss out on when you’re in the Volunteer State, and we’re the group to take you on it. With more than 30 years of combined Ocoee River rafting experience, we have whitewater in our blood. TripAdvisor gave us a Certificate of Excellence as the No. 1 attraction in Ducktown for 2014 with more than 1,000 5-star reviews, an honor we are proud to have earned. Below are the […]

24 Oct 2014

Have an Adventure Birthday with Raft One

Just because your child has a fall birthday doesn’t mean you are limited to a typical indoor get-together. Treat your son or daughter and their friends to an Ocoee River outdoor adventure birthday party that’s different, fun and memorable with Raft One.