Due to the onset of COVID 19, we have closed our Outpost until May 2. The Ocoee River is closed for commercial rafting until April 18, but we have decided to be more cautious and extend our opening date out of a concern for our customers and staff. May 2nd will be our first Ocoee rafting date for the 2020 season.
OAC Whitewater raft running Broken Nose rapid on the Middle Ocoee River
Broken Nose Rapid Video Blog
Broken Nose is one of two Class III+ Brenchmark Rapids on the Ocoee River
As you leave Gonzo Shoals you begin rafting the approach to Broken Nose rapid on the Middle Ocoee River. Broken Nose is a benchmark Class III+ rapid in the Southeast. Broken Nose is thrilling in a raft and often challenging in a kayak. While a first timer can easily run Broken Nose in a raft with a river guide; running Broken Nose successfully in a kayak will require instruction and practice. Wach our video of Broken Nose rapid on the Ocoee River in Tennessee to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting and the challenge of whitewater kayaking:
Broken Nose rapid is on the opposite side of the river than TVA’s wooden flume. Our video supporting this blog features the standard raft line and Broken Nose’s five basic eddies and moves to catch them in a kayak. Broken Nose rapid contains many challenge moves for kayak enthusiasts. The first ledge of Broken Nose resembles an S-wave. While the second two ledges are back to back. The final ledge of Broken Nose has a powerful Hydraulic capable of surfing a raft.
Photographers and spectators often walk down to Broken Nose to watch rafts and kayaks take on the big rapid. Our photographers often take interesting photos at Broken Nose. The rapid has a more natural setting than most of the the roadside Middle Ocoee. There are plenty of shade and trees to pitch hammocks or just picnic by the river.
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