CLASS III & IV
EXPERIENCE MIDDLE OCOEE RIVER RAFTING
BEGINNER (Ages 12+) | 3 HOURS | 5 MILES | 20 RAPIDS | CLASS III & IV
The Middle Ocoee River rafting tour is the most exhilarating way to experience the beautiful Cherokee National Forest and its surroundings. This adventurous trip will have you rafting on the most-visited whitewater river in the United States! You’ll be expertly navigated through the scenic Ocoee River while working with your guide and fellow rafters to conquer 20 thrilling Class III and IV rapids like Accelerator, Hell’s Hole, Diamond Splitter and many more.
Join us for an unforgettable outdoor adventure for the whole family!
$39.00 PER PERSON (WEEKDAYS)
$49.00 PER PERSON (SATURDAYS)
BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE
SPLASH THROUGH 20 RAPIDS
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED GUIDES
FAST & EXCITING WHITEWATER RAFTING
TOP OF THE LINE EQUIPMENT
GEAR + TRANSPORT PROVIDED
PRICE PER PERSON
$39 Weekdays + $49 Saturdays
10% TN State Park Management Fee is added to all trips on the Ocoee River
March - November
Everyday except Tuesdays + Wednesdays
TRIP LAUNCH TIMES
10:00AM EST & 2:00PM EST
Arrive 30 minutes before your trip. Buses leave on time, no exceptions.
MEETING PLACE & TIME
9:30AM & 1:30PM
Cascade Outdoors Outpost
1248 Highway 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
Ample secure & free parking available. Please click for more location details and map.
Ocoee Dam Number 2
Just below Ocoee Number 2 Powerhouse
We can accommodate any group size. Maximum raft size is 6 people plus an experienced guide. Solo visitors welcome. You will be paired with other like-minded rafters for the trip.
Transportation to/from river
Max. weight 265-275 Ibs per guest
Relatively Good Health
State law requires kids to be at least 12 Years Old
Suitable for both whitewater beginners and more advanced rafters.
WHAT TO WEAR
Bathing Suit/Shorts (No bikinis!)
Water Shoes or Old Sports Shoes (Flip-flops denied!)
WHAT TO BRING
Waterproof Sun Protection
WHAT NOT TO BRING
WHAT WE’LL COVER
After meeting and getting all the Waivers signed we’ll board the bus for the short journey to our start location. Next our experienced guides will deliver a full safety briefing. You’ll get all your rafting gear and have a chance to ask any questions you might have.
TAKE ON YOUR FIRST RAPID!
Once you’ve taken a few minutes to practice what you’ve learned, it’s time to start rafting! The Middle Ocoee is continuous Class III and IV whitewater with lots of places to ‘surf’ and ‘play’. Grumpy’s Ledge will be the first Class IV rapid right when you put on! Stay in the boat.
DOWN TO TABLESAW!
The excitement continues when we hit Tablesaw! By this point, your group will have mastered teamwork when taking on the rapids and you’ll be ready to smash through the waters. This is the course’s longest and most formidable rapid. Expect big waves and frenzied currents before floating down to the infamous Diamond Splitter. Be prepared for a drenching!
HEADING TO DOUBLE SUCK & DOUBLE TROUBLE
Next up, we’ll hit Washing Machine and Moonshoot. Then it’s onto Double Suck which has the tallest ledge of the tour, a six-foot slide with an awesome hole at the bottom. Be prepared to get wet here and don’t forget to smile for the camera! Next up it’s Double Trouble the best play spot on the river.
A DIP IN THE DOLDRUMS
As you pass through the Doldrums, the rapids become more gentle. If the weather is good, it makes it the perfect place to have a nice dip in the river. It’s also a great chance to learn more about the history of the Ocoee River gorge and the unique TVA system of dams.
BACK TO BASE
Once you've tackled all the awesome rapids we'll get you onto dry land and transport you back to The Outpost. Here, we have hot showers for you to freshen up and you'll be able to see the professional photos of your Cascade Outdoors trip. We also have plenty of picnic tables where you can enjoy a post-rafting unch and get busy planning your next tour!