How to Prepare for a Multi-day Rafting Trip

White water rafting is a great way to experience thrills, enjoy spectacular scenery and bond with friends or colleges. But this unique excursion also requires you to bring with you certain garments and gear — especially if it’s a multi-day rafting trip. This guide will show you how to prepare for a multi-day rafting trip, the types of accommodations available and the other arrangements you need to make for this wet and exhilarating adventure.  We’ll cover what to bring, what to leave behind, and a whole lot more.

What to Bring on an Overnight Rafting Trip

What to Bring on an Overnight Rafting Trip

Here is the ultimate river rafting packing list:

Things Not to Pack

We feel it is just as important to mention a few items that you shouldn’t bring:

Camping Vs. Lodging

Camping Vs. Lodging

If you’re coming from farther away, you will probably want to spend the night near the river before and after your rafting excursion. If you’d like to pack in as much adventure as possible, you can opt to stay in a tent at a nearby campground. If you’re looking for something more comfortable, on the other hand, you can stay in a number of hotels in the vicinity.

These are our recommended camping and lodging options for both rafting destinations:

1. Ocoee River

The Ocoee features several options, all of which accommodate relatively large groups:

2. Chattooga River

If you’re planning to go rafting at the Chattooga area, there are also a variety of lodging options available in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina.

The Chattooga River is a popular destination for rafting, so book well in advance to ensure you’ll have a place to stay that’s not too far away. Also consider booking during the off-season, as you are more likely to find convenient accommodations at that time.

How to Enjoy Camping out on the River

Above we covered the necessities for a rafting trip. Here are a few tips to make your enjoyable river rafting experience even more delightful:

How to Prepare Your Group for the Trip

How to Prepare Your Group for the Trip: Make lists, review travel logistics, book tickets

So you’ve found a group ready for a rafting adventure. What are the next steps?

Learn More About Our Excursions

Learn More About Our Excursions

At Southeastern Expeditions, we’re committed to providing you with a safe and exhilarating experience where you and your fellow group members can bond and make lasting memories. As everyone has different endurance levels and excitement thresholds, we offer trips of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty.

On the Ocoee River in Tennessee, we offer three adventures:

The Chattooga River in Georgia and South Carolina also offers a variety of rafting experiences:

If you have any questions about the packages we offer, call us at 1-800-868-7238.