At Raft One, we often get asked if the sun has to be shining for a fun trip down the Ocoee River. Mother Nature definitely has her ways of putting a damper on outdoor activities, but the great news is that rafting in rainy weather can be a memorable, worthwhile experience. You are going to get soaked no matter what, so it is not like a little rainstorm is going to ruin the day! As long as lightning strikes are kept […]
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Rafting or kayaking on whitewater rapids is exhilarating. For those who are new to the thrill and even for those who are diehard enthusiasts, knowing what to expect from the river goes a long way in enjoying the ride. This is why rapids are classified according to the degree of difficulty and level of danger they represent for the average rafter. Though not an exact science, internationally accepted standards rate rapids on a scale of one to six.
Thinking of making whitewater rafting part of your next vacation? Knowing what to expect will significantly increase the fun factor of this already exciting adventure. Read on to see what you need to know and do to get the most of this exhilarating sport.
Gavin Shelton tries to do another video, but Daniel Tardy steps in an takes control of the video and Gavin tries to take control again.
It is that time of the year! We’re heading into rafting season. As the snow begins to melt, and the rivers begin to accumulate more water, rafting season is just around the corner. This means that the professional guides are getting amped up for the upcoming season by staying in shape and preparing for what’s ahead of them. They’ve been busy playing in the mountains, exploring outside of the rafting world and enjoying all that winter brings them wherever they […]
After you have had the excitement of surging down the Ocoee River on one of Raft 1’s famous Ocoee River rafting treks, you can opt to go on one of Raft 1’s other exciting adventures awaiting visitors to the Copper Hill, Tenn. area. One of these thrilling journeys is done via a mile long zipline cable where you will zing down the mountainside while getting fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Cherokee Forest. You will be equipped […]
If you are looking for a fun and different thing to do this family that will offer excitement and adventure for the whole family, then Raft 1 Ocoee River rafting is just what the doctor ordered! Raft 1 also has zip line rides, mountain biking and great accommodations in their cabins and camping areas. Raft 1 has some of the best Ocoee River whitewater rafting trips that you can begin in either Copperhill, Tenn. that run from the middle, upper […]