Whitewater Rafting Near Birmingham, AL

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Looking for a whitewater rafting trip near me in Birmingham, AL?

If you’ve been looking for an outdoor adventure, whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River might be the most exciting water recreation activity near and around the Greater Birmingham – Hoover Alabama area. Roughly a 2 ½ to 3-hour drive from Birmingham, a visit to the Ocoee River would make for a great day trip or weekend getaway. Over 250,000 rafters make the trip to the Ocoee River every year to experience America’s most popular whitewater river. The Middle Ocoee River has earned the river this title with its Class III and IV rapids. The Upper Ocoee is famous for having hosted the 1996 Olympics Whitewater Competition. At Ocoee Inn Rafting we have been rafting this beautiful river for over 40 years, so if you’re ready for a whitewater adventure, we’ve got you covered!

Birmingham has been called “The Magic City” for its seemingly magical growth in the early 1900s. Birmingham is a destination for history buffs, with its top two attractions including the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Nestled in the heart of the south, foodies can expect to find plenty of amazing “soul food” style restaurants with dishes like fried chicken and biscuits and gravy. Birmingham has a little bit of everything from history to great music to delicious food to outdoor experiences.

If you live in or near Birmingham (Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties) and are ready for a trip to get away from city life, a trip to the Ocoee River is the perfect way to recharge. Take a camping trip in the beautiful Cherokee National Forest or book a cabin or motel room at Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina so you can wake up overlooking Lake Ocoee. Whitewater rafting is just one of many outdoor adventures you can experience in this naturally beautiful area. 

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Driving Directions from Birmingham

The easiest way to get directions from Birmingham is by clicking on this link: Get directions for your whitewater trip at Ocoee Inn Rafting

Downtown Birmingham to Ocoee Inn Rafting.

via I-59 N and US-64 E/US-74 E
With typical traffic approximately 2 hours 59 minutes – 192 miles

  • Get onto I-20 E / I-59 N from Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard – 2.1 miles
  • Continue on I-59 N to Bradley County – 170 miles
  • Take EXIT 20 from I-75 N. – 0.24 miles
  • Turn slight right onto US-74. – 6.38 miles
  • Take the US-64 Bypass/US-74 exit. – 0.4 miles
  • Merge onto US-64. – 12.97 miles