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Address: 869 Highway 64, Ocoee, TN 37361
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+1 800-451-7238
08:00 - 17:00
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Cherokee Rafting was one of the first companies to begin rafting the Ocoee...

Cherokee Rafting was one of the first companies to begin rafting the Ocoee River. Our company started in 1978 as a family-run operation, and still running strong today. Guests love our rough cut, hand-constructed outpost/store located along Hwy 64 just outside of the Cherokee National Forest and Chilhowee Mtn. Our goal is that every guest of Cherokee Rafting will leave with the desire to return with family and friends. We specialize in all sizes and types of groups, including: church youth and young-at-heart groups, association groups like scout troops and rotary clubs, in addition to business team-building groups.

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Wonderful experience

Kyle was our guide and did a great job taking us down the river. We hit all the rapids and just got to enjoy the trip. Will be back!

Reviewed 11 September 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Kyle was our guide and did a great job taking us down the river. We hit all the rapids and just got to enjoy the trip. Will be back!

Thank Jonathan I
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Cherokee Rafting went above and beyond to ensure that we had an incredible and memorable rafting experience. Everyone that we interacted with was extremely professional. Blake was extremely great to work with before and after the trip. The lunch exceeded my expectations and was one thing that definitely sets Cherokee Rafting apart from some of the other rafting providers on... More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I rafted the Ocoee this past weekend (Labor Day Weekend) with my church group and couldn't asked for a better first experience! Our raft guide Jimmy was absolutely phenomenal! He told jokes, made us laugh, and most importantly made sure we felt comfortable and had a memorable experience! I will definitely be rafting with Cherokee again! Thanks again Jimmy!!

Thank Kayleigh M
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My church's college age ministry makes a trip from Florida every year to raft on the Ocoee with Cherokee Rafting. All the guides are experienced, awesome people. This was my second year with Josh S. as a guide and I look forward to rafting with him again next year. He has a great sense of humor and always makes the... More 

Thank Brenna M
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was my first whitewater rafting trip ever. I chose Cherokee Rafting based on the high recommendations on the TripAdvisor website and was very pleased. Aaron is an excellent guide and I look forward to riding with him again in a couple of weeks. He knows the river and knows where to hit the good spots just right.

Thank Calicorkication
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I went with a church group from Florida and my group had Coby as our guide. When I say it was the best, it really was! I've never gotten soaked in the previous times but Coby knew exactly how to get the "meat" of the Rapids. Been doing rafting with Cherokee and they are by far the best and most... More 

Thank Nano T
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Tried whitewater rafting for the first time - definitely a fun experience. The main guide told jokes on the bus ride to the dropoff point, and he skillfully guided us through the rapids. Thanks, Jimmy!

Thank C.J. J
Clinton, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Took the family for a whitewater rafting trip to end the summer with a bang. Cherokee Rafting and our guide, John, provided a safe and fun ride with plenty of adventure and no unintended dips in the water.

Thank MariaCherie
franklin, tn, United States
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had a blast yesterday with Cherokee! We had a company outing (12 people) and we all came away saying it was a great day. Our raft guide, Aaron, was a totally great dude, and really knew the river. He made the experience great. I like how professional the organization was overall. I highly recommend Cherokee!

Thank mike s
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Our experience was excellent. No complaints whatsoever. We got an amazing veteran guide, Marcus, who was extremely knowledgeable. We blew right past other rafts all day that were stuck on rocks. He knew exactly which lines to take. The reservation and shuttle processes were simple and the other staff were all very friendly.

Thank Abby S

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