How dangerous is white water rafting on the Ocoee?

Is Ocoee River rafting safe?

As the oldest company on the Ocoee River, Ocoee Rafting has been providing whitewater rafting trips for almost 40 years with an excellent safety record.

Has anyone died rafting the Ocoee?

Six people have died on the Middle Ocoee since 1993, according to American Whitewater, a national nonprofit organization focused on preserving rivers and whitewater. McGruder and Luna bump that up to eight. The deaths over the weekend are the first on the river since 2011, when two people died on the Upper Ocoee.

What class rapids are on the Ocoee?

Most of the Ocoee River’s rapids are Class III with stretches of class 1 and II between rapids.

What are the chances of dying white water rafting?

Nationwide, the number of fatalities has ranged between six and ten per year for an estimated 2.5 million user days on guided trips. The incidence of commercially guided rafting fatalities is estimated to range from one death per 250,000 person visits to one death per 400,000 person visit days.

How safe is whitewater rafting?

Statistically Rafting Is Extremely Safe

Of course there’s no guarantee that any activity is one hundred percent safe, but compared to other activities whitewater rafting is generally considered safe. Statistically, there are fewer fatalities each year for whitewater rafting than recreational swimming or even bicycling.

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Which part of the Ocoee is best?

You can’t go wrong with either stretch of river, but the best day of all is to do the Full River Trip with Ocoee Adventure Center! You get the Upper and the Middle and a riverside lunch in between the two sections!

What is the highest class in rapids?

The Six Levels of Every River’s Water Rafting Course

  • Class 1- easy level. This is the level that represents river waters that flow over minimal obstructions. …
  • Class 2- novice level. …
  • Class 3- beginner / (intermediate) level. …
  • Class 4 –advanced level. …
  • Class 5 –expert level. …
  • Class 6- extreme / exploratory waters.

How much does it cost to raft the Ocoee?

Whitewater Rafting Pricing | Ocoee Inn Rafting

Type Dates Price
Half Day Trip March 1-May 15 $33/per person
Half Day Trip March 1-May 15 $30/per person
Half Day Trip May 16-September 15 $38/per person
Half Day Trip May 16-September 15 $35/per person