What to Wear

What to wear when river rafting the Chattooga

At Southeastern Expeditions, we want your vacation experience to be as memorable and enjoyable as possible. For maximum comfort and safety during your Chattooga rafting experience, it’s important to wear the proper attire. The time of year you go water rafting in Georgia is a determining factor when selecting your clothing.

We provide wet suits or paddling pants and jackets on all Chattooga River whitewater rafting trips. 

Clothing for Chattooga Whitewater Rafting in Summer

During the summer, you (and your group) should wear a swim suit, shorts, a t-shirt and old tennis shoes, river sandals, or water shoes (no flip-flops). Please feel free to bring a towel and a change of dry clothes and dry shoes for after the Chattooga white water rafting trip – we have hot showers. A baseball hat is also useful when rafting in Georgia during the summer for keeping the rain/sun out of your eyes.

Warmer Attire for Georgia Whitewater Rafting in the Cooler Months

In the fall & spring, air and water temperatures are often cool in the Chattooga River gorge. Rain is not unusual. We have the following suggestions for clothing and equipment:

1) Wool sweaters, pants, socks, etc. – Anything wool will help because it retains some of its insulating value even when wet. Fleece, polypropylene, and other synthetic materials are also appropriate.

2) A wool stocking cap – A large portion of heat loss is through the head and neck, and a cap can make a great difference.

3) Paddling Pants / Jackets – These help keep the spray off your legs. For your convenience, these are provided free of charge at our outpost.

4) Wet suits – Farmer John style is the best suited to Georgia white water rafting, but any wet suit will do. Wet suits are also provided at our outpost.

If you have any questions concerning what to wear when whitewater rafting in Georgia, feel free to ask one of our Adventure Specialists while booking your trip. Southeastern Expeditions wants you to be as comfortable as possible during your journey so you and your entire family or group will want to come back again and again!

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