Things to Do: Whitewater Rafting on the Chattahoochee

Whitewater Rafting on the Chattahoochee

*NOTE: The recent COVID-19 outbreak may affect events/services related to whitewater rafting at the time of this blog publication.

In Phenix City, chasing thrills just comes with the territory. Thrill seekers and fun lovers of all stripes can enjoy whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee, an adventure all on its own. As the weather continues to warm, keep afternoons riding the rapids on your to-do list!

Rafting the Chattahoochee

When whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee, you’ll be rafting the longest urban whitewater river in the world. Manmade, the two-and-a-half-mile whitewater rafting course caters to beginners and advanced rafters, alike. Two types of trips—classic and challenge—run on a daily basis. A dam-controlled release controls the types during the day.

In the morning, whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee consists of rapids running approximately 800 cubic feet per second. The pace ratchets up to approximately 4,000–13,000 cubic feet per second once afternoon hits. That’s a five-to-tenfold increase! With that kind of speed, the rapids beat out most others on the entire East Coast.

Whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee has gained nationwide fame. The experience has been billed to be as wild as the Colorado River, while as warm as Costa Rica. In fact, whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee and the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park earned a spot on USA Today’s Top 12 Man-made Adventures in the World.


It’s no surprise to us that thrill seekers turn to whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee. After all, Phenix City is among America’s most courageous cities. If you’re looking for a day of fun you won’t soon forget, then rafting the Chattahoochee River is for you!

Phenix City has a lot of things to do—and so many things to look forward to. At Brookwood Park, you can look forward to a comfortable home when you return from work, school, or a much-needed day of fun. Check out our site to see why we’re a thrill to live with! Need more ideas for things to do? Be sure to come back to our blog!