A recent report published by travel website TripAdvisor named two businesses in the Blue Ridge and Copper Basin area as some of the best whitewater outfitters in America.
Kick off from the riverbank and dive into a world of swirling eddies, standing waves, and rippling white water. We’re showcasing 20 white water rafting trips that are among some of the best in America, from California gold country to deep Appalachia—lining up enough white water adventures for a lifetime on the river.
Here are the local whitewater companies that made the cut
Rolling Thunder River Company
With more than 1,100 positive TripAdvisor reviews, Rolling Thunder River Company has been leading adventures on the Ocoee and Toccoa Rivers for over 40 years and is hands down one of the most proficient whitewater outfitters in the country. Since 1977, more than one million adventurers have chosen Rolling Thunder River Company to provide them with safe, memorable whitewater rafting trips.
In addition to exciting trips down the rapids of the Ocoee, Rolling Thunder also offers gentle, scenic floating trips down the Toccoa River near McCaysville.
Address: 20 Hughes Street, McCaysville, GA
Telephone: (800) 408-7238
Though not necessarily in the immediate Blue Ridge area, the other Ocoee whitewater rafting company that made the Top 20 is Quest Expeditions in Ocoee. Quest Expeditions has received nearly 300 positive reviews on TripAdvisor and has an “excellent” rating. Quest offers both middle, upper-only and full Ocoee rafting experiences to visitors and offers group discounts for eight or more rafters.
Quest Expeditions has been guiding thrill-seekers down the river since 1983.
Address: 281 U.S. Highway 64, Ocoee, TN
Telephone: (800) 277-4537