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Big Water Rafting #1

Ride a classic southern whitewater roller-coaster!

Enjoy an adventure-filled day with a group of friends as you experience a wild whitewater ride. Beautiful gorges and action-packed rapids await.

Cost:  $29

Registration Deadline:  Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Description
“That was amazing!” you yell as you reach the calm pool beneath the class III Broken Nose rapid. You gasp for breath with a huge smile on your face. Your guide calls for a paddle high-five, and your raft happily smack paddles overhead. As you paddle the swift current to the next class III rapid of Double Suck, your eyes drift up, and up a little more to the top of the gorge 200 feet above.

Double Suck makes itself known before you see it, the noise causing you to anchor your feet securely beneath the raft’s thwarts. “Alright Y’all, here’s what we’re going to do….” and your guide gives the plan.

Conditions permitting, you’ll raft one of the most famous southern rivers, the Ocoee, a stunning 5-mile class III/IV whitewater river.


If this is your first time rafting (or even if you’ve been before), you’ll love your guide, who does more than “just the job.” Your guide will make the trip fun by doing different tricks in the rapids, getting to know you, and help make sure you bond with your boat crew.

Going on this rafting trip with [UT Outdoors] was a wonderful way to do something I was interested in, but also a little bit scared of. Once we got on the rafts and our guide starting teaching us the motions, I wasn’t afraid anymore and felt totally comfortable going down the river. UTOP provided me with an amazing opportunity that I don’t think I would have done otherwise. Thanks for another great trip!

What better way to relax and enjoy the start of the semester at a beautiful spot here in TN.

 

Experience
No experience required. Must know how to swim.

This trip is for you if you: 
Have rafted the Pigeon and want something more exciting.
Want to meet friends and get out and explore the state.
Want to do something new.

This trip is not for you if: 
You can’t swim or don’t know how to tread water.

 

 

Outdoor

Whitewater rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Rafting

Rafting

 

 

 

Sign into my UT RecSports Account to Register

Have a question? 
Call us at 865-974-9749 during business hours, email utop@utk.edu, or send us a direct message via Facebook Page.

How to register for a trip
Sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area; you can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card.

What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction. On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.

Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.

Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am to 6:00pm

Ocoee River, TN TN-40 - Reliance, TN

Event Type

Sports & Recreation

Topic

Health & Wellness

Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff

Tags

rafting, Adventure Trips

Website

http://recsports.utk.edu/events/big-w...

Department

Recreational Sports (RecSports)

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