Join Team Green Adventures and the very experienced guides of Ocoee Adventure Center for Olympic quality white water rafting on the Ocoee River. We will raft the Upper and Middle sections of the river on Saturday and spend the night at Big Frog campground. On Sunday, you can head home early or sign up through Ocoee Adventure Center for discounted Sunday activities like half day rafting or downhill mountain biking. This is one of the most popular trips of the year, so don’t miss out on America’s Olympic River with Class III & IV rapids!
When September 9-11th (5:30pm Carpool on Friday)
Where Ocoee Adventure Center
4641 Hwy 64
Copperhill, TN 37317
Cost $88 Members, $95 Non-Members (Regular $116 with 2 days camping)
Trip Leader Michael Albonetti
Registration Deadline: September 2nd at 3pm. Starting September 3rd participants may register directly through the outfitter by calling 888-RAFT-OAC at 10% off the retail price.
Difficulty All activities are beginner friendly. It is highly recommended that you can swim!
Children Policy This is a 12 and up event
Dog Policy Dogs are not permitted on this trip
Refund Policy This event is subject to 10% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds two weeks before the event date (August 26th).
FULL WEEKEND TRIP ITINERARY
Trip itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and river conditions.
Friday, September 9th
Saturday, September 10th
5:30pm CST Meet for carpool (carpool information available upon registration)
10:00pm EST Estimated arrival time at campsite
Campsite includes bathroom facilities, campfire pit, pavillion with tables, volleyball court, and platformed tents with foam mattresses. We will eat dinner along the way.
8:00am EST Wake up and cook breakfast
9:00am EST Clean up camp and carpool to Ocoee Adventure Center
9:30am EST Arrive at Ocoee Adventure Center for gear fitting, orientation, and load onto buses
10:30am EST Rafting adventure begins
12:00pm (ish) Lunch provided by Ocoee Adventure Center
4:00pm EST Estimated Time off the river, return to camp for campfire, meals, and games
Particpiants may head back to Nashville early if desired, but trip cost includes 2 nights of camping.
Sunday, September 11th
7:00am EST Wake up and cook breakfast
8:00am EST Pack up camp and either head home early or head to Ocoee Adventure Center for Sunday Activities
Team Greeners may register for half day rafting or half day mountain biking directly through Ocoee Adventure Center. Please call ahead and book your spot in advance.
ABOUT THE OCOEE
Raft the Full Ocoee (upper Olympic course and the middle section) with Team Green for 10 miles of whitewater excitement. All gear and guides will be provided. Lunch will be served on the river. To participate on the Full Ocoee raft you must camp on Friday night due to our early departure time on the water.
Upper Ocoee – The Olympic Challenge! Prepare to challenge the water that has taken on the best boaters in the world. The Upper Ocoee, site of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Competition, is to be open for only 34 days during the 2009 season, so take advantage of this great opportunity. It’s a great trip by itself, or can be combined with a Middle Ocoee trip for a full day of whitewater adventure. The price of this trip is $88 including tax (Retail price is $99 before tax) and includes full river trip and lunch.
Middle Ocoee – Miles of Fun! Are you ready to tame the Middle Ocoee, America’s most famous section of Class III-IV whitewater? This is five miles of nearly continuous whitewater excitement! Names of the rapids conjure up images of fun and real adventure— Grumpy, Double Trouble, Tablesaw, and the awesome Hell’s Hole. A trip on the middle Ocoee is one you’ll talk about for years.
Mountain Biking (Sunday- Optional, call OAC to make reservations)
Mountain bike the Thunder Rock Express at 9:00am EST from the top of Thunder Mountain to the whitewater center (all downhill!). The trails of the beautiful Cherokee National Forest provide the setting for our mountain bike riding excursions. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own! Price is $TBD for members/ $TBD for non-members including tax (Retail price is $45 before tax) and includes bike, instruction, and guide.
Camping (Friday and Saturday Nights)
Camp overnight at Big Frog Campground, located right near the Ocoee River. Campsites are equipped with platform tents and floor mattress, rainfly, to sleep 4 persons per tent. All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and pillow! There are also showers, bathrooms, and electricity. You must provide your own food for dinner and breakfast. You are not permitted to set up your own tents. Camping is included in the cost of Full Rafting. There is no price reduction if you choose not to camp.
To learn more about Ocoee Adventure Center, visit them online.
REGISTRATION (FULL RIVER RAFTING)
Full Raft (Upper & Middle) is open to Members and Non-Members. Price is $88 for members and $95 for non-members, and includes camping for Friday night, Saturday night, Full River Rafting, and lunch on Saturday. You must arrive by Friday night to raft on Saturday early morning.
To register for Mountain Biking, call 888-RAFT-OAC and let them know you are with the Team Green Group.
Refund Policy This event is subject to 10% cancellation fee per transaction. No refunds two weeks before the event date (Sept 26th).