Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting: Full-Day Tennessee Adventure
123 Ratings

Are you geared up for an entire day of thrilling action at the Ocoee River? Experience the quintessential Tennessee white water rafting journey, featuring 10 miles of untamed rapids to arouse your enthusiasm.

Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 869 US-64 - We’ll start you off in the remote gorge near Ocoee Dam No.3, then it’s on downstream to some intense class III & IV big water. About half way down, the Ocoee River narrows into the Olympic white water competition course. Your adrenaline will be pumping! Your Full River Trip includes a riverside picnic lunch served at the end of the Upper section. Picnic lunch includes sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruit, sweet tea and lemonade. Just when you thought you’ve experienced it all, we’ll shoot down the middle Ocoee and take on over 20 more class III & IV rapids including Double Suck, Flipper, Diamond Splitter and Hell’s Hole. This combo trip takes about 5 hours to complete. This trip is only available on weekends from mid May thru September, so don’t wait to book it! This is one white water adventure that’s tough to beat. (Remember: Children must be at least 12 years old to raft the Ocoee)
What's Included
  • Private transportation provided
  • High-quality paddles included
  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) supplied
  • Safety helmets provided
  • Delicious lunch included
  • Top-notch whitewater rafts
  • Expert guides accompany the tour
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
869 US-64
U.S. 64
We meet at our Outpost. This is where you receive equipment and training speech. The bus departs from Outpost to the river and returns from the trip.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(123 Ratings)
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May 26, 2024
Memorial Weekend Trip 2024 - Fantastic operation all the way around, from the facilities, staff, guides, food, and best of all the rapids. We will use Cherokee Rafting again.
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May 26, 2024
Full River - We went on the full river trip with Ethan as our guide. None of us in our group had very much experience in rafting, but we all had an amazing time. The Ocoee River offered many thrills and Ethan made sure we got through them all in one piece and wet! We had so much fun that we booked a middle river trip when we got back.
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May 25, 2024
Best White Water Rafting experience on the Ocoee!! - We Did the Full river with 1996 Olympic Course with Ethan the tour guide. When we started the tour it was raining which maybe it even better! Ethan is a great tour guide, makes sure every one is safe but having fun. We had the best time so after the full river tour, we decided to get back on the immediately next tour for the middle course. Will Definitely be back!!! Thank you Ethan!!!!
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May 5, 2024
The Best Time Ever. - I definitely did not want to leave the river. I had the best time of my life. l will be back this summer. Travis you were an awesome river guide. Thank you , Krysta Ogletree
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Sep 13, 2023
Great trip - Excellent customer service, equipment, and trained staff. We enjoyed our entire day with them! The food was better than we expected.
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Sep 11, 2023
So much fun!!!!! - For starters, this was our 3rd rafting trip with Cherokee Rafting in the past 2 months. That statement alone says so much! Our first 2 outings were half day trips but we wanted more! We did the full river tour with lunch and it was so much fun! A shout out to our guides, Rae Ann, Will and Emma. Our large group had the best time and look forward to our next trip. Our group continues to grow each time we venture out on the river. It was nice to be able to get out of the raft and enjoy lunch while stretching your legs. The trip did not disappoint!
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Sep 9, 2023
Fun but bring cash for the extras - Had a great time on the full river trip with guide Kat. There didn't seem to be much difference in reviews between rafting companies so chose this outfitter partially because of the 8:00am start time. We were done, clothes changed and leaving by 2:00pm, making it possible to get back to Memphis after finishing the trip. Be prepared to spend another $15-20/person for tip and about $55/boat ($10-$15/person) for photos. Photos are taken from the right river bank, so put the photogenic members of your crew on the right side of the boat and then have fun!
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Sep 4, 2023
Barrel of Laughs - This full day rafting trip was thrills and laughter from start to finish. It was the first time my wife and I and our two teenage kids went rafting the Ocoee. My daughter and son said it was the best excursion they have ever done with the family (that’s #humongous from a couple of teenagers). They love the thrill. We #neverdoubted our guide Thomas. Simply the best. He is very informative,knowledgeable, skillful and a great sense of humor. If you request him he may surprise you! It’s not jut about rafting for him. The lunch was fantastic. Shrimp as well. Who would have thought? We had great Labor Day weekend weather. It seemed like our whole boat was a barrel of laughs. I think the price is very fair for the experience you get. Leaves more room for gratuity!
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Sep 4, 2023
5 Star Surfing - We had 3 adults and 4 teenagers in our group. The teens and adults were all smiles all day. Thomas took our group of 7 and gave us the BEST experience on the full day rafting trip. We couldn’t have gotten a better guide. The lunch was great. We look forward to rafting with Cherokee again!
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Sep 2, 2023
Great Family Experience - This rafting trip was awesome. Our guide Kyle made the experience so special for our family. He told us about the river and made sure we were challenged while keeping us entertained. Thank you!
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024