Not really what most people consider a "whitewater" river, but a little more than your typical "float" river. Whitewater PFD's required, no helmets, guides optional suggested for whitewater newbies , minimum age is 7 years old. Pure coincidence, but we're going to raft the Nantahala this weekend. Slightly different topic, but Topton is the southern end of "The Dragon", one of the curviest roads in the US. A cool drive back would be to go north out of Topton on Hwy to Robbinsonville, then cut west to the Cherohala Skyway , up and over to Tellico, then back to Chattanooga.
The upper section is where they held the Olympics and is more technical, middle section is longer, still fun, and includes the rapid "Hell Hole" search youtube for "Ocoee Hell Hole". Fully guided, helmets and PFD's required, minimum age 12 age limit is written into state law, but most outfitters use parental discretion.
On US 64 east of Cleveland, about away from downtown Chattanooga depending on outfitter chosen. This is one of the most popular commercial rivers in the region, and is the closest to Chattanooga. If you start in Chattanooga, you have to drive past or cross the Ocoee to reach any of the other rivers I've listed. If you're with a group of reasonably fit adults looking for adventure, this is the one I recommend.
River where they filmed Deliverance. Fully guided with chase boats; helmets and PFD's required. Don't know about minimum ages and such. If you have to ask, you can't raft this river.
The Cheoah River is not for beginners. You will likely die.
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Last edited by jwkilgore; at PM.. That is just awesome information. We love NOC and also riding our mtb in Tsali. A half day is fine. We want to be a bit closer to 'Nooga. So looks like we will choose the Ocoee and the Ocoee Adventure Center? In the youtube vids, the equipment looks good, plenty of boats of theirs on the water, and I like their website.
I'll post a review after that weekend.
But let us know about your trip to the Nantahala this weekend! My friends and I did the Nantahala earlier this week. It was our first experience with whitewater rafting and I found it too tame for adults. There were many long stretches where nothing happened and the river was cold.
All class 1 and 2, with one class three rapid at the end at Nantahala falls. We had fun and an excellent guide from Endless River Adventures, which I highly recommend. You can raft this river without a guide and it runs almost every day in the summer. The water is 50 degrees because the dam pulls the water from the bottom of a cold lake.
Don't wear a cotton shirt or you will freeze. Wear a moisture wicking shirt or go shirtless with a splash jacket supplied free from ERV and have a great time. Safe for families with children or first-timers, like we were. You can check out pictures of the class III falls at myriverphotos. Typically you can buy at most two; one for you and one as a gift sometimes more than one as gifts. But if you have several people going, one person can buy one and share a special link with the others for them to use when buying.
If enough extra people buy the first one is free. I don't know anything about Sunburst , but I've had nothing but good experiences using Living Social coupons. But trust me when I say the Nat is more fun if you are the one doing all the work. Also, the smaller the boat, the more you experience the waves. The last time I went with my wife her first "real" whitewater river we were in a 2-person duckie described as either a very narrow raft or an inflatable kayak and had plenty of fun. A large raft just blows through a Class II rapid, while a duckie gets knocked around a bit.
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We offer several ways groups can save money on their trip to Rolling Thunder. Rafting groups of 10 or more people benefit from discounted rafting and lodging rates.
Groups can come during the week instead of weekends and save money. Groups can come before Memorial Day or after Labor Day and get off season rates. Groups can raft both rivers during the same week and get discounted rates.
Adding value to these group trips are the many free and interesting things for your group to do in addition to rafting trips. Within minutes of either of our rafting centers, you can enjoy:. Our Ocoee rafting center is located on the Toccoa River where our guests can also enjoy an easy float trip in a canoe or on an inner tube. Groups who are whitewater rafting with us on the Ocoee often take a Toccoa tubing trip as well.
These Toccoa trips are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy some river time. Many church groups have made a trip to Rolling Thunder an annual event on their calendar. Groups of youth, seniors, couples, singles and Sunday school classes have enjoyed the family atmosphere at Rolling Thunder over the years. There are ample opportunities for recreation, worship and fellowship. Rolling Thunder will be happy to provide references from church leaders who have visited us if requested.
Scout Groups. Patches for all participants are included in the price of rafting trips for groups of 15 or more. Call Us: General Information NEW Group organizers can now have each member of their group pay online individually and still get the same great group discount.
Church Groups Many church groups have made a trip to Rolling Thunder an annual event on their calendar.