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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

15 Oct 2014

Corporate Rafting Trips in Tennessee

Corporate retreats may be fun, but there is a reason behind them that resonates with our business sense as well as our hearts: less stress leads to higher productivity. A company whose workers are happy is leagues beyond one whose workers are miserable. Corporations rely on energy, communication and efficiency among their workforce in order to innovate and produce. When busy periods hit and things get stressful, bad morale can spread through a company like the flu if there isn’t an […]

09 Oct 2014

Take a Last-Minute Ocoee River Mini Vacation Without the Kids!

Now is the perfect moment to sneak away for some serious couple time. Get cozy in one of our mountain cabins for rent or enjoy the kind of activities you just can’t with young kids in tow. Below are five reasons why you should let the grandparents spoil your children for the weekend and rediscover what it means to have fun as a couple.

04 Sep 2014

Tips for Rafting with Kids

The thought of taking children along for an Ocoee white water rafting trip may seem crazy and absurd to some parents, but a lot of moms and dads would love nothing more than to give their kids an outdoor adventure of a lifetime. What better way to break free from the TV and video games for a weekend than by participating in a true, fun-filled family experience? 

02 Sep 2014

Rafting vs. Canoeing

Water sports are fun for people of all ages, but not all river activities are created equal. There is a stark difference between whitewater rafting and canoeing. Though both activities are meant to be a thrill-inspiring adventure, whitewater rafting has garnered a reputation for being more on the risk-taking side, so it attracts a more daring crowd of outdoor enthusiasts. Thus, when a rafter sees a group of canoeists loading their cargo into the water, they automatically question whether the trip will […]