Upper Ocoee River
Trip Length: Half Day (Approximately 3 hours)
Time on Water: 2 hours
Minimum Age: 12+ years
Intensity: Exciting & adventurous
No Experience necessary. All Trips are fully guided.
Equipment Provided: Raft, PFD, helmet, paddle, splash jacket and transportation.
Most known as the Olympic River for hosting the canoe and kayaking events in the 1996 Olympic games. The Upper Ocoee offers world class white water mixed with incredible scenery. With many class IV rapids and large gradient drop this section is fast and exciting.
Each trip starts in a remote section of the Ocoee River Basin where you paddle through beautiful scenery and navigate rapids such as Bush Gardens, Mikey’s Ledge, and Screaming Left Turn. Then you enter the manmade Olympic section, where the river constricts and gets increasingly faster. Here you face rapids like Slam Dunk, Smiley Face, Godzilla and Humongous. After the quarter mile Olympic section you have still two major rapids to tackle, Roach Motel and Edge Of The World, before getting to relax in Ocoee Lake #2.
The Upper Ocoee Rafting trip is considered a step up from the Middle Ocoee trip. So if you loved the Middle Ocoee come try the Upper Ocoee Rafting experience!