Ocoee Whitewater Rafting

 

My contact #[masked] (Jerry)

 

Supplies Needed:

Bedding / Sleeping Bag and pillow, lawn chair, flashlight, sun screen, water shoes, swimsuit, change of clothes, towels, toiletries, snack food, breakfast food & waterproof camera. I may think of more later.

There is a bathhouse with full showers down the hill from our bunkhouse.

Carpooling:

Meet at the Crystal Hill Park-N-Ride at 7:30 AM Friday.

We will leave at 8 sharp. Be on time or left behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Drivers:

Jerry + (Stacy, Michael, Shannon, Shelle, Paula)

Sonja + (Jacob, Georgio, Brent)

Will + (Elizabeth, Benson, Anna)

 

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We had an epic time on the Ocoee last year. I believe it was out biggest adventure of the year. Do not miss out this year.

Not for the faint of heart, the Ocoee boasts Class III-V whitewater. The 1996 Olympic Whitewater competitions were held on the Ocoee.

Here is a link to our pictures from the event last year - http://www.meetup.com/ArkansasOutdoorAdventures/photos/8784832/

 

$85/person

We will be doing the Full Ocoee:

Rafting the entire Ocoee River is a 10-mile fast-paced whitewater adventure that includes a riverside stop for lunch between the Upper and Middle sections.

Sunburst Adventures

http://www.sunburstrafting.com/

We will sleep in the bunkhouse and share a dinner on the grill.

I put down a deposit on this trip. They have comped the use of the bunk house for Friday and Saturday night.


It will be $85 per person and you will pay me. I will set up a way for the payment soon. There is no refund but they will provide a rain check for use within one year.

 

 

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  • Jerry B.

    I owe some people a rain check. Someone has offered to buy the rain checks for $45 each. If I owe you one please contact me and let me know what you would like to do.

    September 5, 2013

  • Shannon G.

    Our guide, Pots, told us about 3 rivers in that general area where we were that we should also check out.
    Gauley & New Rivers - go with Class VI outfitters - only runs in the fall
    Chattooga River - go with Southeastern outfitters
    Cheoah River - go with NOC

    I'm seriously thinking about the Gauley this year as I had researched it prior to this trip...

    3 · June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to do it again!!

    5 · June 10, 2013

    • William

      On the way back, shannon and I were talking about another river named Gauley and working with http://www.class-vi.c...­. We weren't ready for it to be over either.

      June 10, 2013

    • Elizebeth T.

      Come in October & bring a costume!

      June 10, 2013

  • Elizebeth T.

    I plan to take my girls in Oct for the Halloween dress up rafting. It's only $35 a person in October. I think the girls will LOVE it!!

    June 9, 2013

  • Stacy

    Hey All. Please check your belongings to see if a ring and a black headed bracelet made it into your bag OR if you remember seeing them somewhere please let me know. They aren't worth any money but they have a ridiculously HIGH amount of sentimental value. It appears I misplaced them this weekend. Thanks!

    June 9, 2013

  • Elizebeth T.

    SO much fun!! Hope we do this again next year!!!

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Shannon G.

    Awesome!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    All, We really need one more driver. Any volunteers?

    June 4, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    See everyone in the morning. Meet at 7:30 so we will have time to pack and figure out the seating arrangements.

    June 6, 2013

    • Stacy

      Shotgun.

      June 6, 2013

    • William

      I just got stuff for hot dogs(regular and veggie), s'mores, and cookies. I've also got a big cooler this time for water gaterade and adult beverages.

      2 · June 6, 2013

  • Sonya

    I can drive and I can seat 3-4 passengers.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Sonya, since Christy isn't going to make it I was thinking of riding with you instead of William. Is that cool?

      June 6, 2013

    • Sonya

      Yep that's cool with me!

      June 6, 2013

  • Shannon G.

    Ok, so since the carpool meetup is so early in the morning...where exactly is it? My happy self will still be asleep...

    June 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Crystal hill park n ride

      June 6, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      Crystal Hill is the exit on I-40 for Wild River Country. On the North side of I-40 there is a Shell gas station and a large parking lot. We will meet in the parking lot.

      June 6, 2013

  • Anna Cheree F.

    Hi Jerry, don't worry about the extra person -- my friend isn't going to go.

    June 5, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      Christy can't make it. We have a spot available.

      June 5, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    The rafting company will be providing our lunch on the river.

    How many vegetarians / vegans do we have? I will ask today about meal options.

    May 31, 2013

    • Shannon G.

      And me, but you know that already.

      June 3, 2013

    • Anna Cheree F.

      I'm veg, if it's not too late!! If it is, I can make do/bring my own food.

      June 4, 2013

  • Amber G.

    What is the bunkhouse like? How comfortable are the sleeping arrangements? Also, who all is interested in carpooling?

    May 23, 2013

    • Elizebeth T.

      WOW, William... Wonder where you got that idea

      May 23, 2013

    • Sree

      Hey Amber. I am interested in Carpooling. Do you still have 2 spots available....

      June 4, 2013

  • Sree

    Please let me know if anyone have room for 2 more ???

    June 3, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      Today it is showing scattered showers. We will not cancel unless the tour company cancels. The weather could change drastically in a week. Let's hope for the best.

      1 · June 3, 2013

  • Brent

    I recommend everyone bring bug spray and citronella candles!

    June 3, 2013

  • Brent

    Anyone have room for one more passenger?????

    May 28, 2013

    • Georgio

      Sonya, I am still riding with you right?

      June 2, 2013

    • Sonya

      Yep! :)

      1 · June 2, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I have extra sleeping bags if anyone needs one.

    You will want a flashlight. The bathroom / shower is down the hill from the bunkhouse. They do not provide towels.

    June 1, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    21 is our final count. I need to report this number to the rafting company today so we will not be able to take anyone else.

    This is going to be an awesome trip. Here is my contact #[masked]

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I have updated the carpool seating assignments. We could probably use one more driver to keep it comfortable.

    May 30, 2013

    • Stacy

      What are driving that can hold 6 people? Irregardless, I call shotgun. Figured I'd just throw that out there. :-)

      1 · May 30, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      I am taking the Highlander. It will hold 7 if we get cozy. We can put all of our stuff on the roof.

      May 30, 2013

  • Anna Cheree F.

    Is it too late to sign up and does anyone have an extra seat in the car? I'm sorry I'm so late...getting off work was -iffy. Also, when would we be back in town?

    May 30, 2013

    • Anna Cheree F.

      Ok...now, anyone have a seat left in a car?

      May 30, 2013

    • William

      Check with Sonya, I think she may have a middle seat left.

      May 30, 2013

  • Anna Cheree F.

    Just want to make sure there's a seat in a car before I pay!

    May 30, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I was afraid I would not get my 18 people. We now have 19 confirmed attendees. This means we will have 3 boats with one person left out. They will not allow us to have 7 people in a boat. This means one person will have to ride with strangers. We may get more people signed up but Friday is the cutoff.

    May 29, 2013

    • Stacy

      Will they take a boat with less than six? Like three 5's and a 4?

      May 29, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    The 10 day forecast is looking good.

    84 degrees with only a 10% of rain.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • William

    I'm driving and I'll be leaving around 8:30 or 9am friday morning and finding the good food and sightseeing places. I already have 1 passenger and I have room for 2 to 3 more people. I have an upgrade so I won't have the jeep but a land rover. Let me know if anyone wants to join.

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • William

      yup, it seats 5 if someone doesn't mind sitting in the middle.

      May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool. count me in.

      May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks, I'm looking to carpool with someone. Does anyone have a spare seat for me?

    May 26, 2013

    • Elizebeth T.

      Check with Will. There maybe one more seat with us. I know that he's driving and there are 3 of us riding with him, but I think the land rover seats 5.

      May 26, 2013

  • Shannon G.

    I guess I'm late confirming my RSVP you asked for the other day, but I am going.

    May 25, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I need a final count of who is going today.

    Please update your RSVP if you are not going to make it.

    May 24, 2013

  • Meredith

    I'm interested as well, let me know if there is still a spot available and i'm interested in carpool as well.

    May 23, 2013

  • Robert R.

    I'd love to but I'm working. Have a great time!

    May 22, 2013

  • Kathy R.

    I don't know if I can make it, so I'm changing to a no for now.

    May 20, 2013

  • Elizebeth T.

    Where and how do I pay?

    May 16, 2013

  • Juanita

    Count me in. Sorry. Can't make it. Lots to get done before my surgery.

    May 16, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    All, just a reminder that I will need to receive payment from everyone in the next week if you are going. I prepaid for 18 people. I have only received payment from 1. Invite your friends because I am sure we will have a few cancel on us.

    May 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will text you of where to meet for monies or paypal.

      May 16, 2013

  • Tanya

    Can I repost this opportunity on my LIVING IN THE ROCK page, there are 400 followers and I'm sure a couple would be interested!

    May 12, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      Yes but make sure they come to this site to RSVP as well so I can track who is going. I will need full payment by the 25th.

      May 12, 2013

  • Moosa

    Will be out of town

    May 10, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I have a conflict and now I won't be able to go...i was so excited about this that i forgot that my nephews wedding is that weekend.

    May 7, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I spoke with the tour company today. They need to have a firm number of people by 5/24. I will make this our deadline as well. I will need to collect money from everyone who plans to attend by the 24th.

    May 7, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I can't wait for this one...always wanted to do this!

    May 7, 2013

  • Jerry B.

    I put down a deposit on this trip today. They have comped the use of the bunk house for Friday and Saturday night.

    It will be $85 per person and you will pay me. I will set up a way for the payment soon. There is no refund but they will provide a rain check for use within one year.

    2 · May 3, 2013

    • Rachel

      When is the deadline for payment?

      May 6, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      I would like to have everyone paid by June 1st.

      May 6, 2013

  • Rachel

    Is this on the 8th for sure?

    January 17, 2013

    • Sonya

      I've requested time off of work as well. So I'm in the same boat as Christy (HAR HAR) and I'll need plenty of advanced notice also.

      1 · May 6, 2013

    • Jerry B.

      We are set for the 8th.

      2 · May 6, 2013

  • Elizebeth T.

    I've about been talked into this... What is the deadline?

    May 5, 2013

  • Anna Cheree F.

    Me too!

    April 26, 2013

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