5 Reasons To Go Rafting This Spring

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5 Reasons To Go Rafting This Spring

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Whitewater Rafting This Spring

When most people think about whitewater rafting they think of summer. The weather is hot and the kids are out of school. As a result, the prices are high and the river is crowded.

Spring is the best kept secret in whitewater rafting adventures. This article highlights some of the main reasons you should consider the spring season for your next whitewater rafting adventure.

1. MORE TIME ON THE RIVER

more time on the river equals more fun

In the spring we typically run only one or two trips a day, which means lots of time to play on the river. This extra time makes for a more personal trip where you see and experience more. There is no rush so we take our time and make sure your whitewater adventure is more than you expected.

2. THE RIVER IS LESS CROWDED

spring mean less crowded on the river

The spring months see only about 10% of the whole season’s traffic. This means that you get the feeling that you have the river to yourself.

A lot of why the river is less crowded is because families are waiting for school to end. So for couples and friends not burdened by a school schedule, whitewater rafting in the spring is a excellent choice.

Both the Ocoee River and the Nantahala River are just a few hours from numerous major cities: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Asheville, Charlotte, and Atlanta. Because of our locations a whitewater rafting weekend is accessible to everyone in these cities making a awesome weekend adventure.

3. THE DAYS ARE WARMING UP

warmer day to raft

Spring weather means cool nights and warm days. So by planning your trip in the middle of the day you can raft in the spring and enjoy the river while keeping warm.

For those concerned about being too cool we provide splash jackets to help keep the water out and the body heat in.

Here is a great resource for dressing right for your trip: What To Wear.

4. YOUR RAFTING TRIP WILL COST YOU LESS

rafting is cheaper in the spring

Whitewater rafting prices can vary a lot depending on when you want to go. By rafting in the spring you can save as much as 25% off your trip as compared with summer prices.

Because our areas are so seasonally focused you will most likely see considerable savings by rafting in the spring.

5. OUR RIVER GUIDES ARE SO HAPPY TO BE BACK ON THE RIVER

guides are so happy to be back on the river

Most river guides either head to the ski resorts or find odd jobs to get them through the winter to the next season. Whichever they do, by the time the river season starts back they are excited to be back on the water. This excitement is most evident in the beginning of the season.

Take advantage of this spring and come have a whitewater rafting adventure with Carolina Ocoee.

Jennifer and Grant Outlaw are co-owners of Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee.  They’ve been paddling whitewater in the Ducktown, TN and Bryson City, NC rivers for years and know how to help you have a great experience.

 

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