Whether you are a frequent rafter or looking to try something new and adventurous, whitewater rafting the Ocoee River is an incredible way to learn something new and have a whole lot of fun doing it! Veteran or beginner, whitewater rafting always has something new to teach you about yourself or about getting the most out of life. Below are 5 lessons we can all learn from a thrilling adventure on the water.

Get Creative

Whitewater rafting is a perfect setting to get your brain focused on the present and exercise your creativity. On the water, you and your raft group need to think and respond quicky to the obstacles in front of you. In order to maneuver through the swift moving rapids, you will have to exercise your ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions. A successful trip down the river takes creative problem solving and you may be surprised with just how naturally this can happen while on the water!


Cooperation and a team spirit are essential to success on a whitewater rafting adventure. Your raft group will need to work together, share effective communication, and have trust in each other in order to keep the raft on track. With coordination, positivity and encouraging attitudes, rafting is such a fun way to learn just how important and valuable teamwork is. Not only will rafting help demonstrate the power of teamwork, but it will also show you the significant role you can play in accomplishing something great.

Keep Moving

Just like the rushing river water, rafting requires you to move your body and be active. Both mentally and physically, white water rafting is a fantastic way to practice healthy habits. Spending time outdoors breathing fresh air, soaking up vitamin D from the sun, and having a fun and stress relieving experience are all wonderful ways to keep a happy mind. Physically, rafting is a great way to exercise your upper body strength and cardio too.

Enjoy Connection

Adventure is one of the best ways to get us out of the ordinary and into authentic connection. Whether you are making your way through lightning-fast rapids with friends or strangers, there is nothing like sharing this positive and unique group experience. Sharing this exciting experience having fun with others outdoors can lead to strengthened or brand new friendships, and is sure to create memories that last for years to come.

Have Fun

In a time where it is so easy to get caught up in the distractions of technology and just the demands of daily life, taking the time to get outside and into adventure is more important than ever. For decades, researchers have been learning more and more about the ways spending time outside having fun is extremely beneficial for overall well-being and happiness. Taking the time to let loose and engage in playful activity is a wonderful way to release stress and just enjoy life.

Start the fun today!

Besides the thrill of adventure and plenty of outdoor fun, there are a lot of valuable lessons to learn from a white water rafting experience. From creative problem solving to sharing lasting connection, the benefits of your rafting trip are endless. Book your trip to the Ocoee River today and get your adventure started!

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Driving Directions from Huntsville

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

Downtown Huntsville to Ocoee Inn Rafting.

via I-565 N and US-64 E/US-74 E
With typical traffic approximately 2 hours 44 minutes – 146 miles

  • Get on I-565 E from Washington St SE – 1.4 miles
  • Continue onto US-72 E/Hwy 72 E – 70.7 miles
  • merge onto I-24 E via the ramp to Chattanooga – 33.2 miles
  • Take EXIT 20 from I-75 N. – 0.24 miles
  • Turn slight right onto US-74. – 6.38 miles
  • Take exit 185B on the left for I-75 N toward Knoxville – 0.7 miles
  • Merge onto I-75 N/US-74 E – 18.1 miles
  • Take the US-64 Bypass/US-74 exit. – 0.4 miles
  • Merge onto US-64. – 12.97 miles