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Whitewater Rafting Trips

on the Ocoee River in East Tennessee

Group rates available!

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Ocoee River scheduled releases are officially over for the 2020 season.  The Ocoee River is a dam-controlled river. Recreational releases will begin again in March of 2021 and whitewater rafting will resume at that time. Even when we are not whitewater rafting, we do still offer scenic Lower Ocoee River floats on the non-whitewater section of the Ocoee River with advance appointments.
Our rental cabins, campground, and Frisbee Golf course will be open all winter. Our nine hole Frisbee Golf course is free for all rafters and overnight guests. In addition to whitewater rafting, the Ocoee River area offers great hiking trails including several spectacular waterfalls, top notch mountain biking trails in a scenic setting, glider rides, geocaching, and more. If you are planning a getaway we are happy to act as your concierge and make recommendations for things to do while you are in the area. Book online or give us a call us anytime at 423-225-5000 to plan your getaway.

Whitewater Rafting Trips Featuring Class I - IV Rapids!

Fantastic trip down the Full river.

We’ve been on the Ocoee several times and this was an entirely different trip. Experienced guides that individually tailored the trip to our needs. Had one boat full of experienced rafters and another with a mix of rafters and first timers. The guides put each boat where it needed to be to maximize the trip based on experience of paddlers. Completely customized trips, no cookie cutter everyone gets the same ride nonsense. New equipment to boot. Will definitely be back over and over.

– @mwentworth0
Fantastic Experience with All-Star Guides, new equipment and boats, and experience

I have been down the Ocoee 5 times, and this was BY FAR the best experience I have ever had. Our guide customized the trip to our preferences, and took us to places on the river that most people, including the guides, never even see because it's "too technical" or "too hard". NOT Bigfoot Outfitters! Their guides have an insane amount of experience and can get you to anywhere on the river, are extremely personable, and truly listen to their passengers' requests.

– @K3721CAdavido
Best. Trip. Ever.

This was without a doubt the best rafting experience we have ever had. My husband & I and two friends came to spend the weekend on the Ocoee and decided to stay with Bigfoot. We stayed in the bunkhouse for two nights and had a blast. Our rafting trip was seriously the best one any of us had ever been on. Bigfoot has obviously made some serious efforts to pick the best guides in the business. All of their guides have a minimum of 10 years experience and it seemed like most had quite a bit more. This definitely made a HUGE difference in our day. Our guide, Jerry, was hands down the best we've ever had. He was super knowledgeable and gave us an awesome trip. I felt safe and was confident that we were in good hands. We saw several other companies with guides that were obviously less experienced. I cannot stress enough how glad I was that we picked Bigfoot. We had an absolute blast and we will DEFINITELY be back!!

– @aa0602
The Best Ocoee Rafting Company

I've been down the Ocoee 4 times now, and my most recent trip with Bigfoot was by far the best. The best part is their awesome guides. Our trip leader, Caleb, and my raft guide, Warner, were simply awesome. Knowledgeable, fun, professional...they just couldn't have been better. And the Bigfoot facility is very nice. Clean bathrooms, hot showers for after your trip, and great-looking merchandise. This is the rafting company you want to go with.

– @jeffbarnett513

About Bigfoot Outfitters

Bigfoot Outfitters. Big Water. Big Fun. Join us for an epic white water rafting adventure down the Ocoee River in beautiful East Tennessee! Ride the waves, paddle through Class l-IV rapids and brace yourself in big waters as we run through the stunning Ocoee River gorge! With over 90+ years of combined experience on the river, our guides are some of the best in the industry. We provide our customers with a safe, yet exhilarating adventure!

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, our newly remodeled outpost sits on 26 acres of property and is only a few miles from the Cherokee National Forest. Home to the 1996 whitewater Olympic events, the Ocoee River is regarded as a premier white water rafting destination. Whether you choose a half-day or full-day excursion, you can expect the ultimate whitewater rafting expedition in East TN. Who knows, you may even have your first Bigfoot encounter!

A yeti in a Bigfoor Outfitter beanie