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Tennessee whitewater, Ocoee River

Polk county, Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV     5 miles
  This section of Ocoee River in Tennessee is 5 miles long and it is classified as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater. If you're coming from Cleveland it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The beautiful scenery of Tennessee and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here
    to paddle. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. On this section you do get some distance, it's good length for a morning
trip. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Tennessee is often tougher than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.  
There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The wild scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains is great.

Briefly about the general area:
The Rogers Branch Trail offers hiking at its best; close by you locate magnificent spots like Pressley Cove. And if that's not sufficient there's plenty more exciting stuff to do in the Great Smoky Mountains. Ocoee River is right by the Dry Pond Lead Trail; Ocoee River is a spot with many visitors from Ducktown. If you come to this river you will have a good time for sure. A trip to Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park when you're here at Ocoee River is never a bad idea; you can always enjoy a lazy day on the beach at Parksville Beach.

Ocoee River, Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam 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:
Ocoee River, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Ocoee #3 to Ocoee #2 Dam)
Ocoee River, Polk County, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 5 miles long (#2 Dam to #2 Powerhouse)
Goforth Creek, Polk County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5 miles long (to Ocoee)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Adventure Center, Polk County, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Man of Rubber, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Big Creek, Polk County, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 5.9 miles long (FR221/Peavine Road to US64)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wildwater Limited, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Little Loss Creek, Polk County, 6 miles away
      Class -blank- - 2 miles long (into Big Loss Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ocoee Rafting, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hiwassee Outfitters, Polk County, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Ocoee River:
Ober Gatlinburg, Tennessee , 73 miles away, 600 foot drop, 3 lifts, 8 runs
Sky Valley, Georgia , 77 miles away, 210 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Scaly Mountain, North Carolina , 80 miles away, 225 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 100 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Ocoee River:
Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina, Benton , 11 miles away
Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Blue Ridge , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Ocoee River:
Parksville Beach, Polk , 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Ocoee River:
Comfort Inn & Suites Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 15 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge , 16 miles away
Reid Ridge Lodge, Blue Ridge , 16 miles away
Red Roof Inn Etowah, Etowah , 16 miles away
Stratford Motor Inn East Ellij, East Ellijay , 22 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ocoee River:
Thunder Rock, Reliance, 1 miles away
Tumbling Creek, Ducktown, 3 miles away
Lost Creek, Reliance, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Ocoee River:
Rogers Branch Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Dry Pond Lead Trail, Polk , 2 miles away
Rough Creek Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Licklog Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
Fork Ridge Trail, Polk , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ocoee River:
Obed Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg - TN , 57 miles away
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta - GA , 62 miles away
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, Tennessee , 9 miles away
Fort Mountain State Park, Georgia , 23 miles away
Amicalola Falls and Lodge State Park, Georgia , 32 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ocoee River:
Copper Basin Golf Club, Copperhill , 8 miles away
Whitepath Golf Club &, Ellijay , 17 miles away
Ridgewood Golf Club, Athens , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Ocoee River
Campbell Cove Lake, Polk , 5 miles away
Weehunt Lake, Fannin , 11 miles away
Parksville Lake, Polk , 12 miles away

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