Ocoee Whitewater Center. On the weekends during summer the river rapids will rage, and you can watch the rafts and paddlers come through. Note attribuée. A sleepy river set in a lush, rocky river gorge, this section of the Ocoee was carefully modified into a channel to enhance its rapids. O's On The River, Ocoee Whitewater Center. The Olympic race course was built in the dry riverbed of the Upper Ocoee river. It was the first Olympic white water venue to be constructed in a natural river bed. The Upper Ocoee is the 3.5 mi (5.6 km) section between Ocoee Dam #3 and its downstream powerhouse. Community See All. Interpretive hikes on the Old Copper Road Trail are offered. It combines the traditional Middle Ocoee trip with the Class IV Ocoee Olympic Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 Olympics. Camping is available downriver at Thunder Rock Campground, about 2 miles away. Copperhill, TN, USA. Continue north on I-575 to GA 515, the Georgia Mountain Parkway. 319 people like this. https://www.fs.usda.gov/visit/destination/ocoee-whitewater-center, United Copperhill, TN, États-Unis. 5 reviews of Ocoee Whitewater Center "This is the best rafting company on the river!! The Ocoee Whitewater Center, near Ducktown, Tennessee, United States, was the canoe slalom venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Consisting of a four-acre recreation area, the Ocoee Whitewater Center offers picnicking, hiking, biking, birding, water play, environmental education programs and provides the playground for Ocoee whitewater rafting and kayaking on the river.The venue, located in the Cherokee National Forest, was completed for the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competition. Ocoee Whitewater Center; Search. Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee! This is an easy stop right Great place to relax, until they open the gates! Forgot account? Write a review. An Ocoee Whitewater Center maternity session was absolutely perfect for this adorable couple! Whitewater activity generally runs from June to September when releases from Lake Blue Ridge dam increase the flow of the water on the Toccoa/Ocoee River. For visits of over 30 minutes a National Forest day-use area fee of $3 per vehicle (or 50 cents per-person for buses) applies; that's a bargain. Also loved the hat. 59 reviews #5 of 16 things to do in Copperhill. The scenic drive ends near the Ocoee Whitewater Center, making it the perfect gateway to additional whitewater adventures and hiking trails. Whitewater Express does not nor do we knowingly allow an underage person to raft on the Ocoee River. The Ocoee Scenic Byway, the first national forest byway in the nation, winds through the Cherokee National Forest, passing Parksville Lake and traveling through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge. See what our happy rafters are saying on Trip Advisor, Google, and Facebook and let them tell you about the OAC difference. 39 check-ins . The Ocoee Whitewater Center is located on a world class (Class 3) stretch of rapids. When the river has water, 24 com… For more information, call (423) 496-5197. Rafting et tubing. There are bathrooms in the center where you can change clothes. The rangers and staff are great. Led by our highly trained and fun-loving guides to enhance the experience, we take time to stop and play on the water while other outfitters race to the end. Local Business in Copperhill, Tennessee. A Cherokee National Forest annual pass DOES include this area. Hours of operation: The center is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m. daily from mid-March to mid-November and from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-November to mid-March; closed Christmas and New Year’s weekends. Faire à Copperhill for competition in the Forest and swimming in the dry riverbed the! 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