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Chattooga Section 4 River Rafting (with Lunch)

Clayton, GA
from $140
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Experience one of the most iconic whitewater rafting trips in the Southeast on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. Natural beauty and thrilling rapids make this the “#1 Thing Every Southerner Ought to Do”.

12+ Years Old
5-6 Hours Long
Chattooga River Rafting Class 4 Rapids down a yellow Nantahala Outdoor Center Raft.
Guests relaxing by a Longcreek Falls on the Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch) trip
Guest sliding down a rock on the Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch) trip
Guests eating lunch on the Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch) trip
Chattooga River Rafting Class 4 Rapids down a yellow Nantahala Outdoor Center Raft.
Guests jumping into water on the Chattooga River Rafting: Section IV (with Lunch) trip
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Experience the raw beauty of the Wild & Scenic Chattooga in a small group setting, the perfect way to unplug on your next trip to the mountains and reconnect with family and friends.

The Chattooga River Section IV is the Southeast’s most definitive whitewater rafting experience. This section boasts some of the most iconic rapids like Seven-Foot Falls, Raven’s Chute Rapid, and the famous Five Falls—where five Class IV-V rapids unfold in 1/3 of a river mile.

Highly trained guides make this a first class experience as they navigate your group down the river through technical rapids and stops for swimming. Enjoy a memorable riverside lunch and walk to the base of majestic Long Creek Falls before continuing downriver for a grand finale at the infamous Five Falls.

This trip combines stunning views and exciting paddling all in a remote setting, making it one of the best values for rafting around!


  • Chattooga Section IV is an exciting trip for any skill level, but geared towards those looking for a higher level of adventure, with a minimum age requirement of 12 and up.
  • NOC elite guides will navigate you through more technical whitewater including the infamous Five Falls, a 1/3 mile of Class IV-V rapids.
  • Enjoy breaks throughout the day with swimming holes and a riverside lunch.
  • The Chattooga River was designated a wild and scenic river, giving paddlers spectacular views through the entire trip.

What to Expect

This trip will last approximately 5-6 hours, with 4 hours on the river and the rest on trip preparation and shuttle.

Please check in for your trip 30 minutes prior to your reservation at NOC’s Chattooga River Outpost near Clayton, GA. After a brief orientation and video, you’ll get geared up with PFDs and paddles and load onto the big blue bus to shuttle to the river put in. Once in the raft, your experienced guide will walk you through the rafting lingo and what to expect. Then its down the river you go, paddling through bouncy waves, cool mountain water, and fun rapids stopping halfway for a riverside lunch and walk to the falls.

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851A Chattooga Ridge Rd
Mountain Rest, SC 29664

Participants must be 12+ years of age. All minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by a participating adult during the activity.

Participants must be capable of walking on steep and uneven surface for at least 1/4 mile trail to and from the river. Guides will ask several guests on each trip to assist in carrying equipment, lunch and water coolers to river access points, much of the gear is lightweight, but lunch and water coolers can weigh up to 50lbs. Additionally, there is one mandatory portage in Section IV that requires walking on rocky surface with a varied surface and topography. Additional portages may be required pending water level.

The Chattooga is a Wild and Scenic River and rafters will need to be active participants in the boat with listening to guide instructions and paddling on command.

Participants must meet age, weight, and chest size minimums and maximums specific to this trip. Please read our General Participant Eligibility & Recommendations for more information.

NOC provides all paddling equipment and pfds for this guided adventure.

  • Rafts
  • Paddles
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Helmet
  • Lunch
  • Wet Suits & Splash Gear (by request)

Dress in clothes that can get wet, and wear shoes that will stay securely on your feet (flip flops are not recommended). Don’t forget dry clothes and shoes for after your trip. There are changing rooms available.

  • Clothing/ to get wet
  • Shoes that stay securely on your feet
  • In cooler weather, avoid wearing heavy cottons; wear synthetics or wool instead

*Please leave all personal belongings in your car, our guides will take your keys prior to the trip and hold them until your return.

A deli-style lunch will be served riverside. Please bring a water bottle or purchase one in our outpost store.

Lunch Included


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