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Ocoee, Tennessee

Ocoee, Tennessee, with a population of 1,254, is located in Polk County, TN. Ocoee is known for its whitewater rafting. The upper section of the Ocoee was home to the 1996 Olympics slalom racing event.

The closest airport is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA).

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Ocoee Whitewater Rafting; image courtesy of Outland Expeditions

Ocoee Attractions:

Adventures Unlimited - It all starts with a little rapid called Grumpy’s that is either going to start your trip off on the right foot OR remind you how important it is to paddle together with your boat mates. After a little team huddle, your crew will enjoy the eye-opening ledges of Broken Nose, the rolling waves of Slice and Dice and the fun little hole we call Second Helping.

Big Frog Mountain Outfitters
- Offers white water rafting trips on the Ocoee River. Also offers swimming in areas around the Cherokee National Forest; horseback riding, hiking, and biking.

Cherokee National Forest - The Cherokee National Forest is located in Eastern Tennessee and stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee.

Cherokee Rafting - Join in for an exciting rafting adventure on the Ocoee River flowing through a beautiful gorge inside the Cherokee National Forest. Southeast Tennessee is famous for its fantastic scenery and big waves.

Donley Cabin - The Donley Cabin is an authentic two-room 19th century primitive and historic cabin that displays an unusually wide range of log cabin construction styles, including Swiss, German, and English. According to local sources, the fireplace room, the oldest part of the cabin, was built during the early 1860’s by a man who used the cabin as a hideout to avoid conscription during the Civil War. The cabin and lands were later bought by Jack Donley. Sometime after the Civil War, the second room was added.

High Country Adventures - Offers whitewater rafting, rock climbing, caving and kayaking.

Ocoee Adventure Center
- If you like big waves and legendary rapids, the Ocoee River serves up continuous class III and IV water. Set in the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee River flows through a beautiful mountain gorge.

Ocoee Outdoors - Explore the mighty Olympic Ocoee River. Ocoee Outdoors will guide you through almost continuous class III, IV, and V whitewater excitement from beginning to end. Guides will help you navigate the Ocoee River’s turbulent rapids and teach you about the history of the Ocoee and the beautiful area surrounding the river.

Ocoee Rafting - The Ocoee River in Tennessee has become the most popular whitewater rafting adventure in America with over twenty continuous rapids and many play spots for miles of endless fun and adventure. Located in the Cherokee National Forest, the Ocoee River flows through a beautiful gorge surrounded by scenic wildlife, yet it is within several hours of many major cities. Also offers zipline tours.

Ocoee River Rafting - Ocoee rafting is synonymous with big waves, warm water, and continuous action - that's why we call it the "Ocoee Coaster!" From beginning to end, the Ocoee will get you soaked, smiling, and laughing.

Outland Expeditions - Nestled in the beautiful hills of Tennessee, Ocoee River is one of the Top Ten Whitewater Rivers in the United States. Two sections of the Ocoee River offer whitewater rafting, the Upper or Olympic section and the Middle or Traditional section. Each section takes about half the day to paddle.

Reliance Historic District - Wind alongside the Hiwassee River on Hwy 30 till you reach Webb’s Store at the junction of Highway 30/Highway 315. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district includes Webb Brothers General Store, the 1898 L&N Railroad Watchman’s House, Hiwassee Union Church, and the Higdon Hotel. The store is open seasonally.

Quest Expeditions - Olympic size fun on a Tennessee white water rafting adventure. Experience the anticipation, splash through waves of excitement, create giant smiles, share laughter all on an Ocoee River trip. Share the adventure that will reach beyond your expectations.

Raft One - Offers whitewater rafting, zipline tours, and mountain biking.

Rolling Thunder River Company - With two separate “hang onto your helmet” sections of surging whitewater, the Ocoee River produces the most continuous stretch of class III and IV rapids of any river in the country. The legendary Ocoee River will give you a rowdy, romping, rollicking ride.

Whitewater Express - The Ocoee River has become one of the most popular whitewater rafting adventures in North America. Run either section, or take an entire day and do both.

Wildwater - Offers several levels of white water rafting fun for individuals, families, and groups. Also offer zipline canopy tours.

Ocoee Festivals:

Ocoee Fest - a weekend in the beautiful Tennesee hills along the Ocoee River; filled with live music, camping and a one-of-a-kind homebrew competition. When you aren't sipping one of the 30 unique competing homebrews you can make a run down the Ocoee River before making your way to the stage for some bootstomping live music. Enjoy an array of festival food, carnival rides for the kids, a unique marketplace, car show, beer garden and epic musical performances.

Ocoee Founders Day Festival - Ocoee Founders' Day Festival is dedicated to celebrating Ocoee’s small town traditions with country music, community, small businesses and fun. Over the past 26 years, we have seen our Founders' Day Festival grow from a few hundred to 20,000 attendees. Enjoy an array of festival food, carnival rides for the kids, a unique marketplace, car show, beer garden and epic musical performances.

Ocoee River Jam - The Ocoee River Jam is an annual signature music festival held in Ocoee, Tennessee for the purpose of raising overall awareness of the many unique features found within the region, encourage community participation, increase tourism revenues, and to support local artisans of diverse genres.


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