Ocoee Whitewater Rafting



Ducktown Sat, Jul 20, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019



Join us for a weekend of Olympic quality white water rafting on the Ocoee River, plus an evening of camping under the stars near the Cherokee National Forest with Adventures Unlimited! On Saturday we will raft the Upper & Middle sections for a full day of adventure, set up camp, and enjoy some good ole campfire fun! Don't miss out on America’s Olympic River with Class III & IV rapids!

When Saturday, July 20 (5:30am Carpool) - Sunday, July 21
Want to head down on Friday and meet us at the outpost on Saturday? That's OK, too!
Where Ocoee Adventure Center
4641 Hwy 64
Copperhill, TN 37317
Cost $85 
***Price includes guided rafting with catered lunch, gear, camping, & pictures! Please bring extra money for souvenirs, group dinner, and other activites you may want to participate in!   

Trip Leader Delaney Willson

Difficulty All activities are beginner-friendly. Participants should have prior swimming experience. Life jackets are provided.
Group Limit: This event is limited to 24 participants
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 10 at 12pm.

Parking: Carpool and parking information will be provided in your confirmation email.


Children Policy: This event is open to ages 12 and up
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted
Refund Policy: This event is subject to 20% cancellation fee. The last day to cancel for a partial refund is Friday, July 5th. No refunds will be given within two weeks of the event date.
Weather Policy: This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, Ocoee Adventure Center will pull rafts to the side of the river to wait out the storm, or will evacuate participants from the river. Due to the geographical location of the gorge, severe storms are not common on the river.


Trip itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather and river conditions.

Friday, July 19th
Optional! Drive down after work and make your own camping/hotel reservations to avoid the early morning carpool!

Saturday, July 20th
5:15am CST
Meet for carpool
Participants should eat a full breakfast or bring along food for the ride! There won't be time to stop along the way.
10:00am EST Check in at Ocoee Adventure Center
10:30am EST White water rafting begins!
12:00pm (ish) Lunch provided by Ocoee Adventure Center
4:00pm EST Estimated time off the river
5:00pm EST Estimated arrival time at the campground
7:00pm EST Optional group dinner

Note: Participants who want to drive home after rafting are permitted to do so, however it is not advised. The combination of physical exertion from paddling and sun exposure throughout the day will wear you out more than you anticipate. Making a 3-4 hour drive home will be difficult. Camping fees are already included in the cost, and we can help you find camping gear if you do not already own your own!

Sunday, July 21st
7:00am EST Wake up and cook breakfast
Head straight home, or create your own adventure! Explore the nearby hiking trails, or head back to Ocoee Adventure Center for additional adventures like a half day of white water rafting, lake kayaking, horseback riding, tubing, or mountain biking!
2:00pm EST Check Out time for the campground


Adventures Unlimited campground encompasses their 30-acre resort; it’s large and spacious with level sites to accommodate groups of any size. Tent camping is primitive; there is no running water or electricity on site. However, the bath house is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with restrooms and showers. After a long day of rafting we will enjoy dinner at their Mexican Restaurant - Rio Loco, followed by some campfire fun!

In addition to offering rafting, the resort also offers paintball, which would be a great option before heading out on Sunday!

Participants will need to provide their own car camping gear (check out our Car Camping Checklist), breakfast on Sunday morning, and lunch for Sunday afternoon.


The Upper & Middle Sections of the Ocoee River provide 10 miles of Class III & IV rapids, with a finale on the Olympic Section-- created for the 1996 Summer Olympics whitewater compeition! All gear including rafts, life vests, paddles, and helmets are provided. Lunch will also be served on the river!

The experienced guides of Ocoee Adventure Center, a long time preferred partner of Team Lightning, will guide us through the knooks and crannies of Ocoee's infamous rapids! Ocoee Adventure Center is more than just a rafting outpost in Ducktown, TN. They are dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality adventure experience in the area, including stand up paddleboardingmountain biking trips, hiking tours, horseback riding trips, and lake kayaking exursions.

Can't make Team Lightning's trip fit your personal schedule? Team Lightning Members can enjoy discounts on your personal reservations throughout the year with Ocoee Adventure Center! Give them a call at 888-723-8622!


Required and includes full Raft (Upper & Middle Sections) plus one night camping, including rafting gear, guide, lunch on Saturday, and rafting photos.