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Hiwassee Outfitters, Delano

4.2
#61 of 94 in Adventure in Tennessee
River Rafting / Tubing · Boat Tour
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Hiwassee Outfitters, Inc., is the leading outdoor recreation destination in the Cherokee National Forest. We specialize in rafting and tubing on the Hiwassee River. Our campground and retail store make our facilities the only destination where you can have it all in one beautiful place!

The Hiwassee River is 5.5 miles of class I and II whitewater with one low level class III rapid at the end of your trip: "Devil's Shoals". It will take roughly two and a half to three hours to complete. Hiwassee Outfitters offers self-guided river trips, so you can go at your own pace! (Guides are available by request.)

Hiwassee Outfitters has the largest fleet on the river including rafts, inflatable kayaks, sit on top kayaks and tubes. We have A "Puma" which holds 4 to 5 people. We also offer single or double inflatable kayaks or "funyaks", Dagger Torrent Sit-On-Top Kayaks, and tubes.

Hiwassee Outfitters imposes no age or weight restrictions on rafts, funyak, or sit-on-top kayaks. We leave that up to the best judgement of parents and guardians. However, all tubers must be at least 12 years old due to the prolonged exposure to the cold river water.
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Hiwassee Outfitters reviews

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  • Had a 2:30 time slot but didn’t get to go at 2:30 had to wait until 3. Other than that sort the trip was great. It is a little hard to paddle to get to area to unload. 
    Had a 2:30 time slot but didn’t get to go at 2:30 had to wait until 3. Other than that sort the trip was great. It is a little hard to paddle to get to area to unload.  more »
  • Awesome trip on the Hiawassee today! Hiawassee Outfitters is top notch, will definitely visit again. 
    Awesome trip on the Hiawassee today! Hiawassee Outfitters is top notch, will definitely visit again.  more »
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  • Love this place. I’ve been coming here on and off for almost 30 years. If I could give them 10 stars I would. This is an excellent place to camp, raft, fish, or just unwind. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I’ve never had a bad experience here. I would not hesitate to come back and actually plan on coming back again the next chance I get.
  • I loved going down this river. It's one of my favorites now. When I went the water was a little high which is what you want. The river is beautiful but as soon as you get through the rocks It's nice but you do it again. The scenery is worth it... you just have to put a little work into it... nothing crazy though

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