Chattooga River Rafting

Chattooga River rafting; there’s nothing like it. Your destination, the river called crown jewel of the southeast, which is undammed and remains the only river East of the Mississippi that hosts commercial rafting while bearing the national designation of a Wild and Scenic River. Your guide, Southeastern Expeditions, will bring you on a wild adventure along one of the southeast’s premier rivers for whitewater rafting. Your challenge, to raft the roaring Chattooga whitewater in Georgia and South Carolina; it’s a thrilling departure from your humdrum vacation. In addition to an invigorating adventure, you’ll enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the United States. And there’s no better way to experience the fun and explosive power of the Chattooga than with your guides at Southeastern Expeditions. Call now and reserve your spot on the raft you’ve been waiting for!

The Oldest Rafting Company in the Southeast

Yep, that’s us! And it started with Deliverance. Southeastern Expeditions opened its doors in 1972, with equipment purchased from Warner Brothers following the filming of the movie Deliverance, with Burt Reynolds and John Voight, The enduring flick made the river famous and put us on the map, bringing the river enough notoriety to be named by congress the first Wild and Scenic River in the south. Our newfound company was the first to bring visitors to the churning white water and steep descents of the Chattooga, just when everyone started beating a trail to come.

Top Destination for Thrill Seekers

With spectacular falls and an abundance of wildlife, the Chattooga is one of the top destinations for adventurers and thrill seekers. We have three kinds of trips: whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Each mode of travel comes with our expert instruction, as each kind of craft is unique and rides differently in the water and over rapids. We’ll take you along section IV of the Chattooga, where you’re going to confront the steepest dives of any commercially rafted river in the South. Through a quarter mile flume the river descends over 75 feet into the Five Falls. Each is named to give you an idea of what you’re getting into:  

  • Entrance  
  • Corkscrew  
  • Crack In The Rock
  • Jawbone
  • Sock Em Dog

Who To Bring?

The Chattooga provides miles of Class II to Class V whitewater rafting for both the first time rafters and ledge dropping risk takers. With the Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests surrounding the river, we guarantee that your Chattooga whitewater rafting experience will be packed with beauty and excitement. Believe it or not, no experience is necessary to join us on a Southeastern raft ride. We’ll give you all of the training and equipment that you’ll need. That being said, your children will need to be at least 12 years old to raft Section IV and 10 to raft Section III.

Beauty and the Beast

Here in an unspoilt part of the country, over 180,000 acres stretch across three southern states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia on both public and private land. The river begins at the bottom of Whitesides Mountain, where it’s formed by an array of smaller streams that flow without human intrusion. Over 100 species of fish swim among the boulders that create the shooting rapids nature seemed to design just to make you scream. Sections Three & Four There are two spectacular sections to choose from – Section III will amaze you with its beauty and Section IV will fill your raft with more white water than you may have ever seen; Bull Sluice Pin is a massive wall of froth that might just eat your raft, and the coup de grace, Sock Em Dog, buffets you with it’s fast approaching rapids and rock wall obstacles that ends in a gut bending drop.

Our Guides

Our expert guides and staff introduce thousands of people every year to the thrill and thunder of the Chattooga. Our head guides have been in the business since 1995, and shows no sign of fatigue.

Reserve Your Trip Now

We’ve got room for you, but the best way to get on the water when you want to go is to call us today. There’s plenty of demand – especially during the summer months, and we recommend booking ahead.