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 happy to have received a Certificate of Excellence Award by TripAdvisor for 2014, 2013 & 2012 and also chosen by National Geographic as an official destination for geotourism. Click the logos to see what they have to say about Cherokee!

Take advantage of these great rafting discounts!

2015 Middle Ocoee Spring Savings!

Book your trip for spring 2015 early and save! From now until April 3rd, book any Middle Ocoee trip for April or May and save $3.00 per person off the individual rate. Middle Ocoee trips run every Sat. and Sun. at either 1030am or 130pm EST.

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Full River Combo Early-bird Special!

Full River combos begin running Sat. May 16th. This is the best adventure the Ocoee has to offer! Book your May full river combo trip early and save an additional $5.00 per person off the individual rate. This special is good from now until April 3rd. Full River combos run May 16, 23, 24, 30 & 31st at 930am EST.

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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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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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2015 Rafting Days

CAP DAYS: July 4, 11, 25 and August 1 & 15 - 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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