About Carolina Ocoee

About Us

A Team of Professionals Sharing What We Love

Established in the fall of 2008, Grant and Jennifer Outlaw procured a permit to provide whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Armed with a small group of guides, a bus, and a few borrowed rafts we started offering rafting trips in the spring of 2009.

For the first two years we used Carolina Outfitters on the Nantahala River as our homebase. We would drive the 60 mile to the Middle Ocoee put in, where we would meet our guests and raft all day. These first two years were filled with tough long days, but it is hard not to look back on them fondly. We got to share the whitewater we loved in one of the most beautiful places on earth in what seemed like the purest form.

During the winter of 2011 we moved into a three bay garage in Ducktown, Tennessee where we made our official home for Carolina Ocoee. Now just minutes from the Ocoee River we began to turn our new six acre property into a legit outpost and home for the Ocoee rafting season.

Since this time we have become a headquarters for highly experienced and professional guides looking to share our love for the mountains and the awesome whitewater of the Ocoee River and the family friendly whitewater rafting of the Nantahala River.

Meet Our Guides

The team that makes up Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee is a group of professionals who love sharing our passion for whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee and the Nantahala River in the mountains of western North Carolina. 

Barry

Barry - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Paul

Paul - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Patrick

Patrick - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Travis

Travis - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Gregg

Gregg - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Magen

Magen - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Meet The Outlaws

Grant

Barry - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Co-owner of Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee, Grant Outlaw runs the day to day operations of the outpost and is likely to be your bus driver, photographer, or guide. He loves spending his days with his family sharing the rivers, trails, and lakes of the Blueridge Mountains.

Jenny

Patrick - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

Jenny Outlaw is the better half of Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee, as the other co-owner. She is the heart of the company and manages all the behind the scenes stuff that comes with operating a business. If you call to make a reservation, you most likely will be talking with Jenny. She prides herself as a mother, wife, adventurer, and business owner.

 

The Family

Barry - Carolina Ocoee River Whitewater Guide

A Note From The Owners

We started this company because we believe that we can offer a better whitewater adventure than we had experienced with other outfitters. Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee’s aim is to share the beauty, exhilaration and overall awesomeness of the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. Our goal is to share these mountain places and these rivers in a way that will leave you loving them as much as we do. We take great care in picking and training our guides to make sure that we all share this same goal. Your trip with us will be one of professionalism with a focus on fun, safety, and education. We hope that you come raft the Ocoee River and Nantahala River with us and experience the ‘Carolina O’ difference.

group at goforth creek on a ocoee rafting trip