The thrill of rafting over steep falls or bouncing along between swift waves is rivaled only by watching Planet Earth in IMAX while sitting in a massage chair. Strap in for a bumpy ride with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $22 for a rafting trip in April or May for one passenger, with a 14-photo CD (a $56 value)
- $29 for any rafting trip during this season for one passenger, with a single-photo CD (a $59 value)
- $149 for any rafting trip during this season for six passengers, with a 14-photo CD (a $294 value)<p>
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.<p>
High Country Outfitters
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 Outfitters 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.