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Rafting In Blairsville? Misty Mountain Inn & Cabin Rentals is Close to All Mountain Adventures!

Updated: May 14, 2023

Are you planning a trip to the Ocoee River for a white-water rafting adventure? If so, there are a few things you need to know before you hit the rapids. As someone who has rafted (and nearly died - sarcastic), I can tell you that it's important to choose a reputable company, dress appropriately, and choose a trip that matches your experience level.

As you start your mission planning, be sure to choose the proper base camp that is close to all the fun things you plan to do. Misty Mountain Inn & Cottages is an excellent choice if you're looking for a place to stay during your rafting adventure. Conveniently located just 45 minutes away from the Ocoee River, Misty Mountain provides a vacay base camp for all your mountain activities. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

If you're planning to go rafting on the Ocoee, the best time to visit is during the summer months from May to September. During this time, the weather is warmer, and the water levels are typically higher, providing a more challenging and exciting rafting experience. The Middle Ocoee section is the most popular for rafting and has consistent water flow throughout the year due to scheduled releases. If you prefer a less crowded experience, consider visiting during the spring or fall. The water levels may be slightly lower, but the cooler temperatures and changing leaves make for a beautiful and peaceful river adventure.

When it comes to choosing a rafting company, it's important to choose a reputable company with experienced guides, well-maintained equipment, and a commitment to safety. Ask for recommendations from friends and family or read reviews online to find a company that meets your needs.

Once you've chosen a company, make sure to dress appropriately for the water temperature. The Ocoee River can be cold even during the summer months, so wear quick-drying, synthetic clothing and bring a change of clothes for after your trip. Your rafting company may provide wetsuits and splash jackets, but check before you go.

It's also important to choose the right trip for your experience level. The Ocoee River offers a range of rapids suitable for all levels of experience, from Class I to Class IV. Choose a trip that matches your skill level and comfort level on the river. Most rafting companies offer half-day and full-day trips, as well as different sections of the river with varying levels of difficulty. When making a reservations, tell the person you speak to that it is your first time. They will book you on a trip that is exciting but also safe for your skill level. On your next adventure you "rapid up" as you become comfortable with white water rafting.

Rafting on the Ocoee River can be a thrilling and enjoyable adventure, as long as you plan accordingly. Choose a reputable rafting company, dress appropriately for the water temperature, and choose a trip that matches your experience level. And if you're looking for a place to stay during your mountain adventure, Misty Mountain Inn & Cottages is an excellent choice with its proximity to the river, range of amenities, and beautiful natural setting.

Safe paddling!! Bill@Misty Mountain

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