Ocoee River Championships

Ocoee River Chamionships


The first (of hopefully many) Ocoee River Championships (ORC) are going to be held on the Olympic section of the Ocoee river.  On August 24th – 26th of this year the Olympic section of the Ocoee will host a new kind of whitewater event reminiscent of what this section of the river was created for. Within these three days there will be world class contests in slalom, freestyle, downriver, boater cross, squirt, SUP, rafting, and ducky cross.

For the first time in nearly two decades the Olympic venue at the Ocoee Whitewater Center will cater to a world class whitewater event. This section of river was designed and altered for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games to host the whitewater events. Since then has the river bed has been dry, only running on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day for whitewater rafting.

This event will be much like a festival with outdoor vendors, food, and awesome whitewater. So unplug and bring the family to the Ocoee river to see some of the top names in our sport battle to be the best at the first ever Ocoee River Championships.

To get more information about the Ocoee River Championship check out there web page.

Jennifer and Grant Outlaw are co-owners of Carolina Outfitters and Carolina Ocoee.  They’ve been paddling whitewater in the Ducktown, TN and Bryson City, NC rivers for years and know how to help you have a great experience.


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