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Rafting in Sept

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Dunedin, FL
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Rafting in Sept

My husband and I would like to go white water rafting, but I am hesitant to go in the fall when the water levels will be lower. Has anyone been rafting in this area and provide some insight? We are both in our early 30's, in good shape, and looking for some decent rapids.

Gainesville, Georgia
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1. Re: Rafting in Sept

i think the chattooga river will be all you can handle. paddle faster, i hear banjos...like the tee shirt says.

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2. Re: Rafting in Sept

You could also raft on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. It is about 90 minutes from Clayton. It will always have water in it because it is dam released water.

atlanta ga
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3. Re: Rafting in Sept

We like the Ocoee in Tennessee (near the border), but not sure about water levels in september, but there are multiple websites for the outfitters who rent the rafts, that you can check outwith a quick google search --- the nantahala really doesnt have "rapids" like the Chattoog and Ocoee.

Dunedin, FL
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4. Re: Rafting in Sept

Thanks for all the responses so far. We have been looking online a lot trying to figure out all our options.

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5. Re: Rafting in Sept

What level wwr are you looking for? I am not sure how far you want to drive from Clayton. As I get older I become more chicken. I have been sucked in too many holes down some shoots over the years. Some of the best wwr is in this area of the world. Of course fall is pretty mellow. If you are just looking for Class II or III then call the places up and find out if and when they will release. If you want more of a challenge, and it starts to finally rain again, wait for some Class IV and V late spring. If you want the rush, and are spending the money, you may be dissapointed this fall. If you are just looking for fun, then go for it and have a great time. The problem I find with going in the fall, especially when the water levels are low, there are too many newbies,and I worry about loosing my teeth, or getting a black eye from inexperienced kids in my raft ;)

Dunedin, FL
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6. Re: Rafting in Sept

I wouldn't say we are looking for class 5 rapids, more level 3 and 4. My husband wants to go even if the water if low, so looks like we will go see what it's like.

In terms of how far from Clayton, we will be driving from Tampa and would like to stay under 10 hours of driving. So we do have some flexibilty of where to go.

Thanks again for all the responses.

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