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Review of Raft One

Raft One
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Ducktown
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We rafted yesterday, Thursday, August 22 and every part of our experience was excellent. Nick and Will took our two rafts out as a team. The debriefing was thorough and informative. Nick was our guide for our raft. He was professional and funny. The weather and water were in our favor and everyone had a great time. About half-way through the middle run of the river we stopped for a short hike up a creek to a waterfall. This was a nice touch to the experience. At the conclusion of the trip down the river we headed back to the outpost to check our pictures from the excursion--and to grab our car. It was great to find hot, clean, showers. We took showers and relaxed while we waited for a late afternoon rain storm to pass. As it rained we played corn-hole on the front porch. We didn't feel run-off or an less service from the crew after our return to the outpost. This was great. I would like to remind travelers out there to BRING CASH to TIP these kids. They keep you safe and help you enjoy your day! If you're ever in doubt of when to tip a guide I would go with a "yes" to the one who makes sure you don't bash your skull on a class 4 rapid rock! Thanks Nick and team!

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Second time rafting with Raft One and was happy with the staff and service again! Terri hooked my mother in law up with a courtesy raft one mug for her birthday which was super nice! And Tardy was a great guide on the river letting us jump in and swim around after we skipped the slide due to a long line of rafts waiting for the rock. Got to ride some rapids, swim the ocoee and have lots of fun! Raft One is my go to whenever on the Ocoee!

Thank MidwestGuyDownSouth
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our Sunday raft trip was terrific. Starting from the check-in to the return trip to the lodge, everything was done professionally and with our safety in mind. We had 12 people and two rafts and a number of first time (and nervous) rafters. Could not have been a worse day on the ride up from North Atlanta. Rained cats and dogs and the temp was 64 degrees in the middle of August. Some how the rain quit as we headed to the river in the bus with our gear. The cloud's parted and the sun came out and we had a ball. Water was cold, but not too cold, just enough to make you want to catch your breath when the rapids crashed over the boat. It was a blast. Parrott kept us entertained with many little known facts about the region, the rock slides, the plants and the history. I know I'm partial to Parrot as he was our guide but the other boat was just as happy with Tyler. Both great guides. We loved the slide made from upside down raft at the big rock. What a hoot to do that in the middle of a fast river. I can only sum it up with the comment from my 21 year old son, Garrett, "it was an awesome day, Dad!"
What more can I say.
Thanks Brent, your crew Rocks!!

Drew Arnold
Acworth, Ga

Thank Drew A
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Had a great time. Will was the best guide, He gave us a safe but wild ride. Riding the bull was the best. We'll definitely come back.

Thank Meghan S
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My family and I have rafted with another company for many summers now. We became friends with a young lady named Terri who managed the company we used to raft with. After learning she had started working for another outfitter, we looked her up and she took care of us at Raft One as she always did at her previous location. This place is top notch. Not just because they have Terri, the finest on the Ocoee, but because every aspect of our visit was perfect. Thanks again, Terri and Raft One for a great trip and tons of local information. We will be back!

Thank Taylor G
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