The Upper Ocoee River When Not Flowing (In Pictures)

by | Ocoee River, TN

For 34 days each summer the Upper Ocoee River is a rushing class III-IV whitewater river. This section of whitewater is most famous for the quarter mile section that was altered to host the 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak events. When it is not releasing and creating awesome whitewater this is what it looks like. It is a landscape of boulders, rock formations, and swimming holes. After a rafting trip on the Middle Ocoee River or a mountain bike ride on the Tanasi Trails this is the perfect spot to cool off in one of the many swimming holes. We hope you enjoy these pictures of the area and they inspire you to see this beautiful place for yourself.

Upper Ocoee River
Upper Ocoee River - Boulders
Upper Ocoee River - Olympic Section Start
Upper Ocoee River - Upper Bridge
Upper Ocoee River - Olympic Section Mid
Upper Ocoee River - Rock Formation
Upper Ocoee River - Blue Hole
Upper Ocoee River - Roach Motel
Upper Ocoee River - Olympic Section
Upper Ocoee River - Beautiful


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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