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Olympic-Worthy Waters in The Ocoee River, TN

The Ocoee River is the perfect place to splash into summer. Great for friends, families, large groups and more, the Ocoee River has several adventures to explore. From rafting the wildly fun rapids of the Upper and Middle Ocoee River to tubing the calmer section of the Lower Ocoee River to stand up paddleboarding or boating on Parksville Lake, you can find a water adventure for everyone.

Upper, Middle, and Lower Ocoee

The Ocoee River is the only natural Olympic river in the world, having hosted the kayak and canoe slalom events in the 1996 Olympics. You can raft the same rapids as the Olympians on the Upper Ocoee! The Middle Ocoee is the most popular section of the river, offering an exciting rafting adventure for first-timers and seasoned rafters alike. Both of these sections of the Ocoee are great for folks 12 and older looking for a great time!

For an exciting day of boating, kayaking, and fishing, look no further than Lake Ocoee. Also known as Parksville Lake, visitors can view bald eagles and camp along the shores. When you’re done rafting, there is so much more in the area to enjoy. The Lower Ocoee is the perfect spot to gently tube down the river. And just off the current, you can find premier hiking and biking opportunities in Cherokee National Forest and the greater Polk County. 

The Perfect Weekend Getaway

After indulging in outdoor adventures, unwind and rejuvenate your muscles at various relaxation spots before your next outing. Just a brief drive from the Ocoee River Corridor, explore the charming streets and dine at restaurants in McCaysville, GA, Copperhill, TN, and Cleveland, TN. When it’s time to settle in for the night, discover cozy lodging options ranging from scenic campsites to luxurious cabin retreats.

The Ocoee River Corridor is an easy ride from Atlanta, Chattanooga, or Knoxville, making it a great day trip or weekend getaway! 

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