Ocoee River Corridor

Other Watersports

Boating, Swimming, Tubing, and More

In addition to the thrilling experience of whitewater rafting, the Ocoee River Corridor is a recreation mecca with many other watersports activities for all ages to enjoy. How about swimming and picnics on lovely beaches at Parksville (Ocoee) Lake or on the Upper Ocoee when the water is “off” on weekdays?  

Rent kayaks or tubes for leisurely float trips on the Lower Ocoee, Toccoa, or Hiwassee Rivers. Want to chill on the lake? Pontoon boats or other power boats might be your thing. It’s all possible in the magical Ocoee River Corridor and Cherokee National Forest, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southeastern Tennessee!

Quick Facts

& Beaches

Swim and play at Parksville (Ocoee) Lake beaches, the Upper Ocoee on weekdays, and Chilhowee Recreation Area. Explore all forest services swimming options.

SUP & Kayak Rentals

Rent inflatable kayaks, sit-on-top kayaks, SUP paddleboards, and more for Parksville (Ocoee) Lake or Lower Ocoee River use. Go to Rafting Outfitters and filter on "Kayaks, SUP, Inflatables" under Activities.

Motorized Boat Rentals

Bask in the sun or go fishing with powerboat rentals on Parksville (Ocoee) Lake. Pontoon boats, jet skis, and more. Go to Rafting Outfitters and filter on "Powerboat" under Activities.

Lower Ocoee Float Trips

Nothing says summer like leisurely rafting or tubing float trips. Outfitters offer guided and unguided float trips on the Lower Ocoee River. Go to Rafting Outfitters and filter on "Tubing & Float Trips" under Activities.

Toccoa Float Trips

The "upper upper Ocoee" is named Toccoa River in Georgia at the far east end of the Ocoee River Corridor. Enjoy lazy river tubing and kayaking. Go to Rafting Outfitters and filter on "Tubing & Float Trips" under Activities.

Hiwassee Rafting

Rent a raft or do a Class I-II easy guided float trip on the nearby scenic Hiwassee River. Suitable for all ages, and perfect for kids too young to raft the Ocoee River. See your options for the Hiwassee River Blueway.

Find Your Water Fun in the Ocoee River Corridor!


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