Tennessee White Water Rafting
The Upper Section of the Ocoee River
Tennessee white water rafting became famous once the Ocoee River was selected as the venue for the 1996 Olympic whitewater events. The upper section of the Ocoee River includes the actual one mile Olympic course and is only available for rafting on a limited number of days each season resulting in a high demand for those particular dates. The five mile Upper section of the Ocoee River will get you up close and personal with such rapids as Humongous, Godzilla and Mikey’s Ledge. This Tennessee white water rafting section features the biggest drops on the river resulting in sligihtly more intense rapids in a few places than on the Middle section. The 5 mile Upper section of the Ocoee River focused the world's attention on the thrills of Tennessee white water rafting.
TVA only releases water in the Upper section on certain Saturdays and Sundays. See our Ocoee River trip schedule calendar for a listing of those particular dates.
Upper Section Trip Details
Minimum Age: 12 years (by Tennessee state law)
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