Warmer weather is here, and it’s time to start planning all of the fantastic outdoor adventures you’re going to take this year. Chattanooga is one destination that should definitely be on your list. It has long been hailed as a premiere outdoors destination, recently even beating competitors out around the country to earn the title the “Best Town Ever” by outside magazine. Whether it’s rock climbing, road and mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, white-water rafting, hang gliding, caving, or just about any other adventurous activity you can think of, you’ll find it right here in the exciting city of Chattanooga. With water flowing through the very heart of the city, Chattanooga is a virtual water playground for anyone looking to do some whitewater rafting or paddling. Get your adventure on this summer, and book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today.
Challenging Whitewater Rafting
Whether it’s on the Hiwassee, Ocoee, Chickamauga, Sequatchie, or the Tennessee River itself, there are tremendous opportunities for whitewater rafting in and around Chattanooga. There are waters suitable for beginners up through advanced paddlers seeking the ultimate thrill. Two of the most beautiful and popular rivers in the area for whitewater rafting are the Ocoee and the Hiwassee, and there are several rafting companies just waiting to take you on a thrilling adventure. Guide companies on the Ocoee River will take you through a series of class III-IV rapids perfect for adults and kids ages 14 and older. The rolling waters of the Hiwassee River are a little more tame, featuring Class II chutes and wave trains, and suitable for anyone age 6 and older. If you’re looking for an extended adventure in the wilderness further east, you may want to check out the Nantahala and Chattooga Rivers; they are perfect for adrenaline junkies!
If you’ve already tried your hand at whitewater rafting and are looking for something either more individualized or more intense, then you may want to give whitewater paddling a try. A great place to start is the Rapid Learning Whitewater Program offered year round by Outdoor Chattanooga. It’s a great place to learn the correct paddling techniques, all from the safety of the calm lake or pool waters. There are a huge variety of paddling opportunities for both beginners and paddling experts. Iconic whitewater streams like the Ocoee, Hiwassee, Cartecay, Nantahala and Chattooga lie to the east of Chattanooga, but closer to town are the ridges of the Cumberland Plateau, where you’ll find some of the best steep creek boating in the Eastern U.S.. Wherever else it is you go this summer, you’ll want to schedule time to come get wet with us in Chattanooga! Book your room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast on Lookout Mountain today.