Upper Section

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)
Guided: A certified guide will be in each and every raft 
Trip Length: 5 miles - Trip will be 3 and half hours total (close to 2 hours on the river) 
Adventure Level: Exciting but not extreme. The only experience you’ll need is ours! 
Included in price: Your guide, all equipment, transportation to and from the river 
Ocoee Rafting Center Location: McCaysville, GA (NW Georgia-near Blue Ridge)-about an hour & a half from the north side of Atlanta

Join us for a Tennessee white water rafting trip on the Ocoee River today!

Upper Section Trips

Upper Ocoee 9:00am

Season- Weekends only starting May 12th to Sept 22nd

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Upper Ocoee 12:00pm

Season- Weekends only starting May 12th to September 22nd

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Upper Ocoee 2:45pm

Season- Saturdays only starting July 7th to September 1st

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