Pigeon River | Nantahala River | Chattooga River | Ocoee River | Cheoah River 1-800-451-9972
This is the one you want this summer. Ocoee Rafting is one of the oldest rafting companies in the area and is only 15 to 20 minutes from Blue Ridge.
Trips average 1.5 to 2 hours, taking you through 20 continuous Class III and IV rapids. Lock in and start paddling!
Specializing in trips on the Ocoee and the Chattooga Rivers. Trips average 3-4 hours and are loads of fun.
Check out Southeastern Expedition's website for rates and reservations.
Offers a "Quality Service Guarantee", so experience their "Silver Service" on the Ocoee River, Nantahala River or Chattooga River.
The Ocoee River with big, closely spaced rapids makes it one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the nation.
No other river in the Southeast offers the degree of challenge, safety and consistent water flow that is found here (min. age 12).
Only 20 mins from Blue Ridge, located in Ducktown, TN.
Whitewater rafting the Nantahala - est. 90 minutes from Blue Ridge
Nantahala River Gorge is only 70 miles north of Blue Ridge, Georgia and offers another favorite white water rafting center.
This feisty river is a favorite for families with young children (age limit is 7 years or 60 lbs).
It has Class II rapids on an 8 mile journey through North Carolina's gorgeous mountain terrain. Visit this Wildwater Ltd. for this particular river trip.
The Chattooga River (located in Long Creek, SC and 80 miles from Blue Ridge, GA) is the only raftable river in the Southeast that has been designated "Wild and Scenic" by Congress.
Join Wildwater Ltd for a full day or half day wilderness experience through the undeveloped Chattooga River Gorge.
The white water trips range from milder "mini trips" (min. age 8 yrs old) and full day Section 3 trips (min. age 10) to some of the biggest and most exciting whitewater in the region (Section 4 - minimum age 13).
Kayak and Canoe Clinics
There are several local instructional clinics to help you improve your skills. Most of the clinic links below have an introductory/beginner, intermediate, and advance program to help all experience levels.
Right here on the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge!
You cannot get any closer than Canoe and Kayak Ventures.
The Toccoa River feeds north and becomes the Ocoee River, so you will enjoy this local kayak and canoe clinic option as you make your way to the other nearby clinics to improve your skills while having a blast!
Ducktown, TN – 20 minutes from Blue Ridge (706) 455-7972
Ocoee Kayak Clinics
Kayak Clinic is held on a variety of local rivers depending upon the participant's skill level.
The kayak clinics provide instruction on a variety of class I to IV water which is all very close to the facility.
The skilled and fun instructors will select the water class to suit any ability level and the boat/equipment is included along with transportation to and from the river.
So call Ocoee Adventure Center to make your reservation.
On the Chattooga River in Clayton, GA – 55 minutes from Blue Ridge 1-888-723-8622