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Tennessee whitewater, Ocoee River

Polk county, #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III+     5 miles
2 years ago copperbasin water treatment plant dumped over 430000 gallons of sewage sludge in the ocoee river exposing all that use this river to MRSA,OVER 200 GUIDES INFECTED documents show plant pled guilty and was fined over 40000 dallors with two emplayees being fined 1500 and 750 dollars if you use this river know your exposing yourself to mrsa Says deadly dave

The put-in is not too far from Cleveland, as you can see on the road
    map further down. The #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse section of Ocoee River is 5 miles long and is a class III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing
to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. The natural beauty of Tennessee and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking  
or both, doesn't matter, around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, good for a one day paddling trip. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is a great plus for this river. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Tennessee are often more challenging than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
Eaststep Gap is a great place to check out right next door to Ocoee River; Ocoee River is not far at all from Reliance.

Ocoee River, #2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Ocoee River.
 Whitewater Near Ocoee River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Man of Rubber, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Ocoee River, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Big Creek, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
Whitewater Outfitter - Webb Brothers Float Service Store, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Inn Rafting, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Adventure Center, Polk County, 8 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Ocoee River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 75 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 81 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 84 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Ocoee River:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 7 miles away
 Beaches Near Ocoee River:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 7 miles away
 Hotels Near Ocoee River:
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 14 miles away
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 18 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 19 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 20 miles away
Days Inn Athens, Athens , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ocoee River:
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 3 miles away
Parksville Lake, Reliance, 4 miles away
Lost Creek, Reliance, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Ocoee River:
Indian Flat Trail, Polk , 1 miles away
Caney Creek Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Sylco Creek Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Rogers Branch Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Hogback Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ocoee River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 55 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 64 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 8 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 22 miles away
Red Clay State Park, Tennessee , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ocoee River:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 12 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 16 miles away
Chatata Valley Golf & Country Club, Cleveland , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Ocoee River
Parksville Lake, Polk , 9 miles away
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 9 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 14 miles away

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