Chattahoochee River Raft Rentals – Metro
Paddle the ‘Hooch with family and friends with raft rentals from NOC. Great for groups and children 5 and up to float or paddle while enjoying scenic views of the Chattahoochee River.
Share your Chattahoochee River trip with family or friends from the comfort of a raft. NOC’s raft rentals accommodate groups of all sizes and make the perfect Atlanta day trip. This section of river is great for first-time river runners, families with children or any group exploring Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Rafting enables participants to take an active role, paddling your way down the river as a team and is perfect for groups with young children. NOC raft rentals help you stay high above the water, so they are highly recommended when temperatures are too cool for tubing.
Raft rental reservations must be made at the NOC’s Metro Outpost and trip options include the float from Johnson Ferry to Powers Island and the easy Class I-II whitewater section from Powers Island to Paces Mill.
**Powers Island river access is temporarily closed until May 2023. All river trips will go from Johnson Ferry to Paces Mill, 6 miles, 4 hours.
- Raft rentals offer a relaxing float down the scenic Chattahoochee River with the options to take a more active role in paddling as a group.
- Raft trips are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with family, friends, and young children ages 5 and up.
- Choose from two rafting trips; a 2-4 hour float downriver from Johnson Ferry to Powers Island or Powers Island to Paces Mill.
- NOC Metro Atlanta Outpost is conveniently located in Sandy Springs in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
What to Expect
Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation at NOC’s Metro Outpost to allow time for parking and check in. NOC guides will help guests get fitted for gear and head out on the shuttle to the put-in depending on the trip chosen. From there your group can paddle or float downriver enjoying the scenic views and mild currents.
Guests can choose from two trips both take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on water level; Johnson Ferry to Powers Island or Powers Island to Paces Mill.
Before You Visit
NOC river raft rentals include a raft, paddles, personal flotation devices (PFDs), and necessary shuttle rides.
Guests should wear shoes that stay securely on your feet, quick-dry clothing, swimsuit, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
All participants must be 5 years of age or older. All minors (17 and under) require the presence of an adult during whitewater activities. There is a $5 parking fee to the National Park Service paid upon arrival.
The NOC Outpost store offers t-shirts, snacks, sunblock, and other river essentials.