Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $35 for a whitewater-rafting trip for two, redeemable April 6–May 26 on Saturdays or Sundays (an $88 value)
- $65 for a whitewater-rafting trip for four, redeemable April 6–May 26 on Saturdays or Sundays (a $176 value)
- $45 for a whitewater-rafting trip for two, redeemable June 1–September 29 (a $96 value)
- $85 for a whitewater-rafting trip for four, redeemable June 1–September 29 (a $192 value)
Rafts first kiss rapids at the Middle Ocoee River's put-in point, affectionately called "Grumpy's" by frequent rapids riders. The Class III and IV rapids tumble down 269 feet during the course of the 5-mile ride, which continuously traverses such colorfully named stretches at Double Suck, Tablesaw, and Broken Nose. The rough-riding waters flow through steep, scenic gorges lined with pine forests before paddlers take on the last ferociously frothing waters at Hell's Hole.
High Country Adventures
In 1975, four friends with hearts full of the great outdoors decided they needed a place to get gear indoors. This quest for adventuring equipment lead Bubba Sloan, Gerald Marshall, Denny Mays, and Ned Buxton to found High Country Adventures as a gear shop for all manner of activities performed under the sun. These days, Bubba runs the retail side of things in Buckhead, while Gerald continues to captain daring cruises down the Ocoee River's relentless rapids. The store kits out customers for safe communing with nature with tools and togs from manufacturers including The North Face, Patagonia, and Big Green Egg, whose verdantly painted smoker grill creates hot meals in the midst of a long trip or particularly boring wait in the airport. Meanwhile, guides lead expeditionary parties along on waterborne trips down the Middle and Upper Ocoee’s burbling banks, recapturing the sun-dappled fun that inspired the store's creation in the first place. They also offers rentals of mountain cabins or campsites on nearby Lake Ocoee where vacationers can enjoy kayaking or rock climbing and caving in the Cherokee National Forest.