Raft One
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Located on the Ocoee River, Raft One is your best choice for Ocoee River whitewater rafting and mountain adventures. On the Ocoee River Rafting outpost you will find lodging for 60, a clean bath house, over 10 campsites, mountain bike rental, Ocoee zipline canopy tour, the best rafting trips in Eastern US, and the friendliest and most experienced staff there is in the river rafting world. Groups are welcome and catering is available. Check out our annual awards for the area.
Ducktown, United States

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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Brisbane Region, Australia173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Our family 2 adults, 2 kids (13 & 11 years) booked the zip line and white water rafting package.
We absolutely loved both options!!
We started our day at 8.45am soaring through the tree tops with our awesome guides Spencer and Guage. This lasted approx 1h 45 mins.
After zip lining we headed into Copperhill for lunch. Lots of wonderful options to choose from.
At 12.45 we headed back to Raft One to head off for our rafting adventure.
Our guide Matt B was great! We loved doing 360 turns whilst in the rapids, surfing the splash zones after some of the bigger rapids and generally being more adventurous than others!! Matt was more than happy to get us very very wet.
Highly recommend to to everyone!!
Written 27 August 2020
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Adam C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
LOVE this place! The young lady whose name regrettably escapes me, but was behind the check in counter was SO friendly and helpful both times we were there! She gave us FANTASTIC recommendations for food nearby and for things to do and places to go locally when we asked. She was well beyond her years in the art of customer service!! We came back after rafting with them on day one for the ziplines. Holden and Spencer were AWESOME! We were part of a small group of 5 with my wife and I and 3 others whom we were paired with. By the first launch we were all fast friends rooting one another on, teasing and joking around. Safety was never a concern as our guides were always one step ahead of the game. Our newly acquired friends included a couple of young ladies who started off a little timid (understandably) but by the end it was so cool to see how their sense of adventure, confidence and daring had grown! It was a great time in the beautiful, lush canopy that surrounds their clean modern and well thought out headquarters. We have been ziplining across 3 states all with different companies and I can tell you that these guys are as good as any out there. Great safety, and a great sense of humor coupled with an ability to bring their group together. I highly recommend you spend a few hours with them making memories you will take with you for a lifetime!
Written 25 May 2021
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Kriss Nickov
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I had a great experience rafting today at Middle section with our guide Winnie. We were just 3 people and the guide, that makes the boat light that had some advantage.
We surfed any possible wave, at Broken nose we are going side ways, and I said we are going to flip, but Winnie (guide) put the boat in right direction and we passed the rapid perfectly.
I defiantly recommend Raft1 for you next rafting trip, great staff and very professional guides, like Winnie and rest of the guides.
Written 27 June 2021
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Cassidy T
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
This review will be about one particular guide, not Raft 1 as a whole. Some of the teens and college-aged people from my church take a trip to Raft 1 every summer now, this being our fourth time. Every year we have a great time and the staff is so nice and helpful, except for this time. My group had 3 rafts and the one I was on had a guide named Tia. Tia would call out the commands of strokes she wanted us to do but when we would do them she would yell at us saying that we aren’t paying attention and that we are making it so much harder than it needs to be. I understand that we are younger than her, but that should never make her think she can treat us any less than she would treat her older adult rafters. Every single action we would take was wrong to her and we would get yelled at and name-called. There was an instance where we were getting out of the raft for a while and she gave us permission to undo our helmets. I got back in the raft forgetting to re-fasten my helmet and another guide calmly pointed it out. Tia heard and immediately yelled at me, bringing me almost to the point of tears it was so mean. On another instance, Tia, whispering, asked a rider in the back of the raft, closest to where she sits, if they would like to be thrown out of the raft to which the rider replied yes. Without asking the 4 other riders, during a rapid she purposefully gave us commands that would cause us to be thrown out of the raft. All except for her fell out, I got caught under the boat and my nose started to bleed. I then got caught in the current and could not get my head out of the water to catch a breath. Tia was laughing, asked once if I was okay, but did not care to help at all. Unless I’m mistaken, white water rafting is supposed to be an enjoyable experience, but it was not this time. I love Raft 1 and would recommend it to anyone, but Tia was the nothing less of a horrible guide and I would not wish that experience upon anyone.
Written 31 July 2021
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Courtney
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I went with my fiance and friends for the full trip and we had such a good time. Lots of laughs, water, and excitement. We requested Parrot as our guide and we are so glad we did. He does the coolest tricks where the entire raft is working together to make something happen and he knows the best spots to go on the river. All of the guides had fantastic personalities and made the trip a lot of fun for everyone. They all handled incidental situations very well and made sure that everyone was as safe as possible.
Written 1 July 2020
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Javaris
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Cutting straight to the chase, this was a great activity to do while on vacation for the weekend! We went 4/17/21 .From beginning to end it was overall an amazing experience. We were greeted warmly, we got checked in efficiently, suited and booted within no time! Just like clockwork!! The guide Gage Nicknamed "LEGS!" was amazing, Holden was a shining star as well as the other tour guide, her name slipped my mind with the red dyed tips. She was lovely.! All were very knowledgeable, any questions or doubt we had were answered with utmost care. Safety is priority and going through the demo line first "Flight School" made you comfortable and able to trust your equipment. And not to mention the photographer's photos are Ah-maaazing! Definitely worth the price and affordable too! Please do it, I recommend it, this is family friendly as well, you'll love it.!
Written 19 April 2021
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Isabella M
Mineral Bluff, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
Yesterday we had a group of 10. We did white water rafting in the morning and zip lining in the afternoon. It was perfect!! Our raft guides were Korndog and Gauge and they were such great leaders and gave us a great trip down the river!!! Highly recommend those two! They made this trip a blast and we felt safe the entire time.

In the afternoon we went zip lining and Aiden, Karly, and Alex. We had a big group and they navigated everything like champs and made the experience so fun. We had younger children with us and they made it a point to ease their nerves the entire trip.

This entire group of guides were INCREDIBLE! I would highly recommend RaftOne over any other commercial activity company. Go visit today!
Written 26 June 2020
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Aimee C
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Raft One was recommended by our cabin rental. After spending a middle section trip with them the comfort we felt encouraged us to take a full day trip with them (upper and lower). Our rafting experience started with Lily and Korndog until we broke Lily surfing ( she’s ok ) . The safe and fun experience that we received was more than we expected. Although half of our group had never rafted before the knowledge and talent these guides and company provided to us was over the top. The lunch provided on the full day trip was awesome( thanks honey wheat😂)
The comfort and trust that Spencer and Gage gave us made the zip lining experience awesome! We definitely recommend raft one and give them a 10/10! Thanks also to Tiya ( bus driver x2) and who is also a great guide who shared her sweet dog Penny with us on the bus trip and also at the outpost. Also we met Jake the Weimaraner at the outpost who is always ready for some loving! We will be back next year to enjoy some more rafting with raft one!
Written 8 June 2021
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Gina H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a great time. We’ve white water rafted before but this experience was beyond our expectations. Our guide, Mike, was personable and experienced. He gave us fun facts about the area as we traveled the river and performed extra maneuvers that made our trip extraordinary. Kudos Mike and Raft One.
Written 15 July 2021
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Laura Kate W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
It was a fantastic experience! My group and I were nervous at first but our guide Mike made it so much fun and enjoyable. He knew how to make it fun with his constant jokes and ability to guide us down the river on the fun paths and we even got to surf some rapids. I will definitely have to make a trip back!
Written 20 July 2021
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