Cherokee Rafting

Visit the Ocoee River.

Rated number one whitewater
destination in the nation.

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The Cherokee Rafting Way.

Since 1978, Cherokee Rafting has been the Ocoee River’s #1 family-friendly outfitter. With 10 incredible miles of continuous class III & IV rapids, we invite you to take the plunge on America’s favorite whitewater river. We hope you’ll join us for an exciting adventure on the Ocoee River flowing through a beautiful gorge located inside the Cherokee National Forest, famous for its fantastic scenery and big waves. We take pride in our reputation by providing a friendly, relaxing atmosphere that keeps folks returning year after year. Because the river is dam controlled, the rapids are always guaranteed to be big and fun. There’s a reason we call this place home.

We’d love to share the experience with you.

We're celebrating exciting news! We received another Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor for 2015 (that's four years in a row!). We'd like to thank our guests and staff for helping make that happen. We were also recently chosen by National Geographic as an official destination for geotourism. Grab a paddle, snap your buckles, let's go! Click the logos to see what they have to say about Cherokee!

Take advantage of these great rafting discounts!

Full River Combo Opening Day Special

We're kicking off the first day of Full River combo adventures on Saturday May 14th. Book your opening day trip for only $75/person. Groups of 8 or more are only $70 each. Call or book online. No promo code needed.

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Middle Ocoee Pre-season Sale

Book any Middle Ocoee trip for the 2016 season and save 20%. This special is good through March 31, 2016. Call or book online.

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Full River Pre-season Sale

Book any Full River combo trip for the 2016 season and save 10%. This special is good through March 31, 2016. Call or book online.

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Ready to take on the waters that challenged Olympic athletes in 1996? It’s time to get on the upper Ocoee with rapids named Mikey’s, Let’s Make a Deal, Godzilla and Humongous to...
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The middle section of the Ocoee River is one of America’s premier sections of whitewater with some of the wettest and wildest action around! The Ocoee River is great for beginners or the...
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Book Middle

Ready for a full day’s adventure? We’ve got 10 miles and over 25 raging rapids to wet your appetite. We’ll start off on the upper section and just after we tackle the Olympic section, we’ll...
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2016 Rafting Days

CAP DAYS: July 9, 16, 23 and August 613 - These days are traditionally the busiest days on the river (usually weekends during the summer months). In order to prevent overcrowding, the State of TN restricts or "caps" the total number of guests that each outfitter can take down the river. Because of this restriction, space is limited. CAP days are booked on a first come, first serve basis and payments are MANDATORY.

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