Pack your river shoes and sunscreen. Nothing eases a hot summer day better than a float trip down a cold, mountain stream.
An hour east of Chattanooga, the Cherokee National Forest holds two of the Southeast's coldest whitewater streams: the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers.
Commercial rafting, kayaking and tubing outfitters serve both streams, offering Class I and II tubing trips for adults and kids.
For a listing of commercial tubing outfitters, visit the links section on each river page.