Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River and Nantahala River
Tubing/ Kayaking on the Toccoa River


Rolling Thunder River Company has entertained over 1 million guests on the most popular and scenic rivers in the country earning a reputation with every single trip as a safety conscious provider of high quality river experiences. We have been the preferred rafting company for almost 40 years. Rolling Thunder operates on dam-controlled rivers only in order to guarantee our guests consistent, predictable water flows, which are essential for the ultimate river trips.

From rambunctious, action-packed white water rafting to gentle float trips we have a variety of river options for you.

Nantahala River RaftingIdeal for First-Timers

Located in western North Carolina in the Nantahala National Forest

  • Half-Day Trips on one eight-mile section of feisty rapids
  • Your choice:  Guide in your raft; Follow a Guide; or Non-guided
  • Minimum Age:  7 years of age (or weigh at least 60 pounds)
  • Class I, II and a single III at the end of the trip
  • An array of lively rapids such as Root Canal and Tumble Dry
  • Runs daily from the first of April until the end of September

Ocoee River Rafting Adventurous but not extreme

Located in the Cherokee National Forest – an hour and a half from the north side of Atlanta

  • Two separate 5 mile sections of rollicking whitewater fun – the Middle and the Upper
  • Half Day and Full Day Trips
  • Minimum Age:  12 years of age
  • Certified guide in every raft included in cost
  • The most continuous stretch of class III and IV rapids of any U. S. river
  • Site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events

Toccoa River Tubing/KayakingEasy Float Trips

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, the Toccoa River has become a popular destination for families wanting to tube or kayak the scenic Toccoa River

  • Children must be at least 5 years of age to tube the river
  • Different length trips offered – you decide how long you want to be    on the river
  • Colorful vinyl inner tubes with handles for your comfort
  • One person and two person kayaks for those who want to paddle

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