Ocoee River visitors center in 30 minutes

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The Ocoee whitewater Visitor’s center has 30 minute visitor’s parking and if you hustle you can see quite a bit in 30 minutes.


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First the bridge lured me across


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Then the rafts came floating down the river. It looked pretty calm until


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they got right at that flashing light!


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That’s when they got their monies worth!


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Their guide spotted me and told them to wave to all the PancakeNinja readers.


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This section is great, it’s built for photographers, the walkway is actually lower than the river water level so it gives a really good perspective.


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It’s man-made so there are strategically placed rocks to keep things exciting.


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Ok, watch this raft,


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make note of how many heads are in the raft.


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5 and a guide right?


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Uh, by the time I got to the other side of the bridge there were only two left in the raft and it was hung up on a rock. They did get unstuck and they picked up the rides that fell out and floated down stream.


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The whole guide thing looks like a lot of work.


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And that’s the end of my 30 minute rafting adventure where I didn’t even get wet at all!

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