The Ocoee River is split into three sections; the Upper, the Middle, and the Lower. Each section is controlled by a dam that follows an annual water release schedule (pictured below). This pre-determined schedule allows for us to plan accordingly and take guests all season long. Please call if you have questions about the schedule or would like to book your trip today!
The Middle section is considered to be one of the best natural stretches of whitewater in the country, ranked one of America’s Top Ten Rivers for whitewater rafting. This family friendly, action packed portion of the river offers continuous Class III & IV rapids for over 5 miles through the beautiful mountains of Tennessee.
Ocoee 2 Recreation Release Calendar
The Upper section is home of the 1996 Summer Whitewater Olympics. This historic location features over 5 miles of back to back Class IV rapids that will get anyone’s adrenaline pumping. Guests have the option of rafting the Upper Section only, or a Full River trip which includes both the Upper and Middle Sections and a catered lunch between the two.
The Lower Ocoee dam release changes daily but usually runs 7 days a week. Check the TVA website for Ocoee Dam #1 or call us to see if tubing is available!