Sunburst Adventures was founded in 1976, making it the first organization to offer guided Whitewater Rafting trips on the Ocoee River and the first organization of its kind in TN. Since 1976 the Ocoee River has been joined by the Nolichucky, the Big South Fork, and the Pigeon River as Whitewater Rafting destinations in TN. Tennessee is a great vacation destination for anyone looking to enjoy the thrills of Whitewater adventure. The Big South Fork flows off the Cumberland Plateau and the Ocoee River, the Nolichucky and the Pigeon all flow off the westward slopes of the Appalachian mountains and lie within the boundaries of the Cherokee National Forest. Rafting the Ocoee has become one of the signature events for visitors to the great state of TN.