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Top 5 Reasons Why Our Outpost is the Most Convenient Destination for White Water Rafting in Tennessee

We are not only proud to offer the most popular rafting trips in the nation, but a convenient destination that is easy to reach! Our outpost is situated directly on U.S. Route 74, making it easy to find during your Tennessee vacation! Whether you are visiting Chattanooga or traveling between Knoxville and Atlanta, you’ll find that there is no better option for your rafting adventure! Here are the top 5 reasons why our outpost is the most convenient destination for white water rafting in Tennessee:

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Top 4 Reasons to Plan a Girls Weekend Rafting on the Ocoee River

If you’ve been thinking about a weekend getaway with your girlfriends and want to try something different, get out of your comfort zone a bit with our white water rafting trips! Our excursions run through a spectacular gorge in the Cherokee National Forest and offer non-stop action, creating an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience! The best part is that no experience is required, so join us between April and October to create some amazing new memories on the river! Here are the top 4 reasons to plan a girls weekend rafting on the Ocoee River:

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Top 4 Movies to Excite You About Rafting on the Ocoee River

If you will be joining us for a whitewater rafting adventure on the Ocoee River, we have a few white water rafting movie recommendations to tide you over! Whether you prefer a breathtaking thriller, hilarious comedy or a classic western, this is the perfect time to enjoy a selection of Hollywood’s best films that feature white water rafting! Here are the top 4 movies to get you excited about rafting on the Ocoee River:

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Top 5 Reasons Why This is the Perfect Time to Plan Your Tennessee Rafting Trip for Spring

While we might be wrapping up another thrilling season on the rapids of the Ocoee River, we’ll be back again in the spring to offer our popular rafting adventures! This is a fantastic time to make your spring plans as we’ve already opened our online reservations for April, so don’t miss the chance to be one of the first guests on the river next season! Here are the top 5 reasons why this is the perfect time to plan your Tennessee rafting trip for spring:

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Top 3 Things to Know About the Self-Bailing Rafts Used for Ocoee White Water Rafting Trips

When joining us for one of our action-packed white water rafting excursions on the Ocoee River, you’ll be paddling along in our self-bailing rafts! These unique rafts are designed for whitewater use and are about 13 to 14 feet long, so they generally hold up to 6 participants plus a professional guide! If you are unfamiliar with this style of raft, here are the top 3 things to know about the self-bailing rafts used for Ocoee white water rafting:

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Top 4 Reasons Why Ocoee River Rafting Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again to think about your New Year’s resolutions, such as personal goals and positive changes in your life! While common resolutions include losing weight and exercising more (which are indeed fantastic goals!), consider adding a new adventure this year to your list! If you’ve never been white water rafting, there is no better time than now to schedule a rafting excursion on the Ocoee River with our professional guides! Here are the top 4 reasons why Ocoee River rafting should be your New Year’s resolution:

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Top 4 Exercises to Help Prepare for White Water Rafting on the Ocoee River

If you’re looking for a great exercise program to help prepare for your white water rafting adventure, there are several activities you can do before your trip! While it is not necessary to be in top physical condition to join our excursions, preparing your body for the physical stamina of rafting can make your experience even more enjoyable! Here are the top 4 exercises to help you prepare for a day of white water rafting on the Ocoee River:

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4 Fascinating Things to Know About the History of the Ocoee River

The Ocoee River is not just the home to our action-packed white water rafting adventures, but a unique waterway that has a fascinating history! It took millions of years for the river to cut out a steep, winding channel through a mountainside of hard rock, creating the spectacular gorge and rafting opportunities that we enjoy today! Here are 4 fascinating things to know about the history of the Ocoee River:

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4 Ways to Prepare Months in Advance for Ocoee River Rafting

It’s never too early to start planning your next Ocoee River rafting trip! You can get a head start on planning a vacation or a fun activity for your family and friends, and when you start looking into a trip this early, you’ll probably get the trip you want during the time period you want! Check out these 4 ways to prepare months in advance for Ocoee River rafting:

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Top 4 Reasons Why Our Ocoee River Rafting Company Tops the Competition

If you’ve been searching for the best white water rafting outfitter to provide a fun and safe trip on the Ocoee River, look no further! Our licensed and professional company has been in operation since 1983 and has an excellent reputation for high-quality outdoor adventures, customer service, and safety! It is no wonder why so many folks return year after year to enjoy our thrilling trips through class III and IV rapids! Here are the top 4 reasons why our Ocoee River rafting company tops the competition:

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3 Fun Ways for Ocoee River Rafting Enthusiasts to Survive Winter

If you love white water rafting on the Ocoee River and are wondering how you’ll make it through the off-season, you are in luck! While there is nothing quite like the excitement of riding the rapids, there are still plenty of fun things you can do this winter to pass the time! Whether it’s enjoying some thrilling winter sports or just kicking back at home, it will be spring again before you know it! Here are just 3 fun ways for Ocoee River rafting enthusiasts to survive winter:

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Top 3 Places to Purchase Ocoee and Smoky Mountain Gifts for the Outdoors Type

Do you know an outdoorsy person who would love to have a trinket from East Tennessee? Every year, our staff buys personal gear, river equipment, and gifts from many local companies in the area. Some of these companies make lifestyle products and beautiful handmade jewelry that are functional and would be a great gift. We even carry some of these products in our gift shop! Here are the top 3 places to purchase Ocoee and Smoky Mountain gifts for the outdoors type: