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Ocoee River in Tennessee

Catch Our Drift... America's Favorite Whitewater Awaits!

Come experience America’s only Olympic river, the incredible Ocoee River. Nestled in beautiful Southeastern Tennessee and an easy ride from Atlanta, Chattanooga, or Knoxville, the Ocoee River is America’s favorite whitewater rafting river. The entire Ocoee River Corridor is making a big splash for being an affordable, easy to get to outdoor adventure. The most popular activity is whitewater rafting the Upper and Middle Ocoee River sections, for ages 12 and up. No experience is needed for these fully guided trips on exciting Class III-IV rapids. Try the nonstop thrills on the Middle Ocoee or raft the 1996 Olympic whitewater slalom course on the Upper Ocoee.  Not only is the Ocoee River America’s only Olympic River,  it’s the world’s only natural (not man-made) Olympic River!  Along with rafting, explore the bike-friendly or hiker-focused trails in Cherokee National Forest, take a lazy float trip, or cast a reel for trout. The Ocoee River Corridor has outdoor fun for everyone. 

Quick Rafting Info

Three fully-guided rafting trips:
  • Middle Ocoee – Half-day trips on Thursday-Monday
  • Upper Olympic Ocoee – Half-day trips on Saturday & Sunday
  • Full Ocoee (Middle & Upper) – Full day trip on Saturday & Sunday – Includes Lunch

About The Ocoee River in TN


Middle Ocoee River Rafting

Most popular fully-guided 5-mile stretch of Class III-IV rapids as the Middle Ocoee River is a thrilling adventure for those with…

with no experience and pros alike! Rafters must be aged 12+ to raft through the warm summer water that flows through a deep gorge in the Cherokee National Forest. Each season, thousands of families, groups, youth outings, and corporate trips come to experience the Middle Ocoee.

Ace Ocoee Adventures - 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics Ocoee River

Upper Ocoee River Rafting

Home to the historic 1996 Olympic whitewater kayak and canoe slalom course, the Upper Ocoee River is a fully guided 5 ½-mile stretch…

with Class III-IV rapids. Rafters aged 12+ can experience the same thrill as Olympians with intense and exciting whitewater rapids.

Full Ocoee: Upper & Middle Rafting

Spend the entire day on the river and experience the thrills of the full Ocoee River. Experience why the Ocoee has been continuously named as the best…

river in the United States due to the continuous Class III and IV whitewater action in this combo trip of the Upper and Middle sections.

Plan Your Trip to
The Ocoee River Corridor

Other Activities

The Ocoee River Corridor has fun-filled activities for everyone! Scour the 100s of hiking trails in the Cherokee National Forest’s Tanasi Trail System. Cast your reel into the river or lake to catch trout, bass, and more. Experience one of the highest-rated biking trails. Take on the rapids on the Ocoee River that Olympians rafted. The Ocoee River Corridor has it all.

Lodging & Camping

Affordable enchanting escapes are available. Stay in a secluded cabin near a babbling brook or place your tent in one of the many campsites near the scenic Ocoee River. Larger groups are not a problem as the Ocoee River Corridor has many locations to either rent an entire lodge or bunkhouse.