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, Tennessee

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Jim P
8 contributions
Jun 2022
Weather was perfect to start our day ziplining around the beautiful canopy of Raft One's property under the expert guiding of Wildcat and Gooch (Caleb). They toured us around the treetops, masterfully managing all our harnesses and telling us about the forest and wildlife. The last zip, a side-by-side tandem run, where we could race each other, was really fun.

Later, we went whitewater rafting with Weston as our guide. I hadn't rafted down the Ocoee since my college days some 30+ years ago, but the RaftOne tour was MUCH better with clever adventures like the "raft slide", provided by the guides. Weston skillfully maneuvered our six-man raft through all the rapids and answered all our questions about the river and the whitewater opportunities in the surrounding area. The short bus ride with the retro tunes was also a blast!

All in all, a legendary day to tell (and show) my friends. Photographers along the way captured our day and made it simple to download our pictures. RaftOne is definitely the way to maximize your Ocoee area fun!
Written June 15, 2022
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Brian-Sexton
Atlantic Beach, FL65 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Raft One was one of the best whitewater rafting experiences we’ve taken and we’ve been on many. It started with an excellent safety presentation that was funny and entertaining enough to keep everyone engaged and continued with the easiest and most time efficient load out of equipment and rafts and then onto the buses for the short ride to the Middle Ocoee.
Junior was an outstanding guide who figured out quickly that we wanted adventure and we’re willing to take a few risks for the big payoff. In other words he pushed our group right to the edge for two and a half thrilling hours and finished us off with a expertly executed boat flip that left us all smiling and cheering. Importantly he took charge of the boat and made sure everyone was safe even when we wanted a little more. He was the consummate pro and clearly loved his job on the Ocoee.
Junior is the kind of guide that brings you back and we will be back for another exciting day of fun with Raft One.
Written July 4, 2022
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Adam C
6 contributions
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 May 25, 2021
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Kriss Nickov
2 contributions
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 June 27, 2021
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Cassidy T
1 contribution
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 July 31, 2021
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MumsRating83
Brisbane Region, Australia173 contributions
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 August 27, 2020
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Carla C
18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We had an amazing time today with Parrot. He did an excellent job as our guide. Our experience was unforgetable. Our day began with an orientation at their shop. There was a sample raft and paddle used for demonstrations. Parrot gave interesting facts about the River. He made our experience memorable with a few extra activities in the water. I would highly recommend taking a trip down the Ocoee river with Raft One.
Written June 25, 2022
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Abi
1 contribution
Aug 2022
We signed up for a rafting trip for 6 people and were excited to introduce our kids to the world of rafting. My daughter got COVID 4 days prior to the trip and at the time the CDC guidelines were to have 5 days of isolation. However, when I explained our situation, they refused to give us any refund. I have reached out to speak, email the people to ask about the situation and received no response. I wish I could give a better review however, their is no customer service built into this brand.
Written October 4, 2022
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Andrew M
Lenoir City, TN12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Attn Holden: absolutely a five star guide. We took our church summer camp here with over 100 teenagers. Holden was the guide in my boat and he was absolutely amazing. Very personable, caring, funny, willing to make sure everyone had fun and got to experience the whole adventure.

This company provides excellent customer service that you don’t see often anymore in today’s society. They have great customer service all the way around, great merchandise, very nice and clean changing rooms and bathrooms, the guide that gave the Safety speech is hilarious and perfect for that job because he keeps everyone’s attention, and they have a really cool story of their heritage when they got started.

We had over a dozen gus for our group and every single one of them was top notch, we spoke to all of our leaders and campers and all of them enjoyed their boat.

Absolutely use this company if you want to have a fantastic experience.
Written July 17, 2022
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Javaris
1 contribution
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 April 19, 2021
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