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Rafting the Ocoee River

The Basics:
Event Type:Water
Event Location: Ocoee Adventure Center
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 26 2003  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 11 2003 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Dawn Cain
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:19
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 20 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Moderate (Guided Trip)

Are you ready to tame 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.

Required Items to Bring:
Remember to wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet, and to bring a change of clothes and some money for lunch….do not wear jeans, sweats or any other all cotton products…. Wear shoes that you dont mind losing, or shoes that will stay on your feet if you should fall out.

Please remember NOT to carry your keys, ID or money with you on the WILL lose it!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Tevas or shoes made to get wet
A towel for when we are done

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Ducktown, GA 9:30 a.m. at the Ocoee Adventure Center, Hwy 64, Ducktown, Tennessee. Put in at 10:00 am This is the fastest direct route from Atlanta to our outpost.Take I-75 North out of Atlanta. About 20 miles north of Atlanta, take the exit for I-575. Stay on this highway - it will change to Hwy 515 or 5, but it is the same highway. You will pass by small towns - Jasper, Ellijay, Cherry Log and Blue Ridge. Turn left at the traffic light in Blue Ridge at the McDonalds Restaurant. You will see a sign Welcome Center next intersection. You will be on Hwy 5 to McCaysville, GA. Stay on this road about 10 miles and you will pass through McCaysville. As you cross the river bridge (this is the Ocoee!), you will cross into Tennessee and the town of Copperhill. The road ends at a stop sign, and you turn left. You are now on Hwy 68 in Tennessee.

You will go about 5 miles on Hwy 68, past a big historic copper-smelting factory, and the road will open to 4 lanes. Look for the sign to the Ocoee River on the right - this will put you on Hwy 64. After taking the exit ramp for Hwy 64, turn left on 64 west. You will see a Piggly Wiggly grocery, and a couple of motels. This is Ducktown! Continue on Hwy 64 about 2 1/2 miles and our Outpost will be on the right in the log cabin.

Note: You can also reach the outpost from Atlanta via Hwy 411. This is an excellent road to the Ocoee area, BUT it will take you to the west side of the Ocoee gorge, and you will then have to drive through the gorge. We recommend that you use I-575 via Blue Ridge and Ducktown for the fastest route.

You can pay in three ways....

1) You can pay by cash or check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) at the monthly socials to Phil Tuck or Katherine Martin (Please note a $20 charge for returned checks and a returned check voids the hold on your spot)

2) You can pay by Paypal ( and direct the payment to with a note indicating the event you are attending

3) You can mail a check (made out to Atlanta Outdoor Club) to P.O. Box 468241, Atlanta, GA 31146

(Please note that, if at all possible, we will hold your spot if you let us know how and when you can pay)

(Please note that you MUST pay by June 23rd!)
Are Dogs Permitted? No pets allowed. Will this event occur rain or shine? Yes.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:: Please note that you MUST pay in full by JUNE 23rd in order to maintain your reservation! The outfitter requires full payment a month in advance in order to hold our reservation.

That said, the cost for this event is $45.00

Cancellations okay two weeks before the event (July 11th) for for a 50% refund. NO CANCELLATIONS after July 11th.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.