HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURES came to be in 1975 when four friends with a passion for the outdoors realized the need for a full service outdoor store in Atlanta, GA. Bubba Sloan, Gerald Marshall, Denny May and Ned Buxton founded High Country Adventures to be a place where you could gear up for your next adventure and then learn to paddle, climb and travel through the back country with ease. Forty years later, the companies are all still managed by two of the original founders, Bubba Sloan and Gerald Marshall. Bubba Sloan can still be found at our Buckhead retail store in Atlanta, GA and Gerald Marshall still introduces folks to the Southeast's premier whitewater at our Ocoee River Outpost in Ocoee, Tennessee.
High Country prides itself on selling the best gear and outdoor excursions, and having the most qualified staff available. We believe that by providing the best customer service, we form customers for life. Come on by and sample the latest gear or let us plan your next outdoor adventure.
High Country Adventures has run whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River since 1975 when we used the Ocoee River to teach advanced whitewater kayak clinics. We fell in love with the area at that time and in 1979 we built our rafting outpost on the banks of the Ocoee River at the Hwy 64 Bridge, bought 6 rafts and then hired 6 guides and 1 bus driver. High Country Adventures main outdoor sport is whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers, but we also offer rock climbing, kayak touring, ropes courses, and caving.
We look forward to having you visit us on the Ocoee River and enjoy rafting, caving, rock climbing and all of the other fun and adventures we have to offer.
See you soon!
- Gerald and Ryan Marshall