Ocoee River Corridor

Media & News

The Ocoee River Media and News

The Ocoee River Corridor has exciting stories to share! From the history of the river to interesting information about the Ocoee’s involvement in the 1996 Olympics to how you can enjoy it today, we want to share what people have to say about our beautiful river and the surrounding area.

This gem of a region includes miles of exciting water, 30+ Class III-IV rapids, and 23 permitted rafting outfitters that will guide you through all of the fun. Commercial rafting on the Ocoee River is exclusively fully guided. Participants must be age 12 or older, and do not need prior rafting experience. Once you’re off the river, there are a host of outdoor recreation activities to find in this corridor.

Want to learn more about what’s happening on the river? Reach out to the fantastic outfitters on the river; these companies have their finger on the pulse of all things Ocoee!

We’ve been tracking the history of the Ocoee River, and have interesting information going back hundreds of years. Learn about the early Native American tribes that called the Ocoee home, the building of the Iconic dams that shaped the river and the birth of whitewater rafting with this timeline of Ocoee history.

See recent articles and news about the Ocoee River Corridor, and assess images, videos, and logos for the Ocoee River Corridor.

Ocoee Assets for Media Use

Media Contact

Julie Thorner
President – Liquid Spark
Email Julie directly
Phone: 828 736 1695

Taylor Barnard
Liquid Spark
Email Taylor directly

Ocoee River in the News

Tennessee Labor Day Weekend Places
TN Vacation

Looking for an exciting and affordable way to spend your Labor Day weekend without being stuck in traffic for hours? The stunning Ocoee River corridor is a hidden gem thrills, waterside relaxation, history, food and more.

 
Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Looking for an adrenaline-filled and affordable way to spend your Labor Day weekend without being stuck in traffic for hours? The stunning Ocoee River corridor is a short drive from Chattanooga and attracts adventure lovers from far and wide.
TN Department of Tourist Development

Looking for an adrenaline-filled and affordable way to spend your Labor Day weekend without being stuck in traffic for hours? The stunning Ocoee River corridor is a short drive from Chattanooga and attracts adventure lovers from far and wide.
The Rogersville Review
 
Whitewater Thrills: The Ocoee River Corridor near Chattanooga: Looking for an adrenaline-filled and affordable way to spend your Labor Day weekend without being stuck in traffic for hours? The stunning Ocoee River corridor is a short drive from Chattanooga and attracts adventure lovers from far and wide.
Tennessee State Parks
 
Experience the vibrant fall foliage of the Ocoee River in southeast Tennessee on a guided whitewater rafting trip. The Ocoee River’s surprisingly warm waters are surrounded by fiery reds, deep oranges, and browns.
Blue Ridge Outdoors

A great example of these natural gems? The Ocoee River. This stunning area in the Appalachian Mountains of Southeast Tennessee is known among rafting enthusiasts and locals. But, even though the Ocoee River is just a couple of hours away from several large southeast cities and adored by nature enthusiasts, it is an outdoor adventure destination largely overlooked by many.
TN Vacation

Get ready for an exhilarating whitewater rafting experience on the Ocoee River. Available for beginners and seasoned rafters alike, the outfitters along the Ocoee River have a number of knowledge and friendly guides to lead your expedition and provide an incredible and safe trip on the river.
Blue Ridge Outdoors
 
We get it – the community-proclaimed title of “America’s Favorite Whitewater” is a bold statement. But we have the proof to back it up! From a convenient location in Southeastern Tennessee to world-class rapids to stunning scenery, the Ocoee River is a frontrunner as a premier water sport destination in the United States.
National Geographic

The Ocoee River is one of the most popular white-water rivers in the world, creating deep gorges through Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest. Free-style kayakers have been paddling here since 1978 and the first Olympic white-water event on a natural river was hosted here in 1996.