Category : ocoee rafting

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 […]

10 May 2018
white water rafting weight limit

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]