Class III Ocoee River, TN

Middle Ocoee (Ocoee #2 Dam to Ocoee #2 Powerhouse)

The Middle Ocoee's numerous rapids and river formations offer a wealth of currents and surf for creative and skilled paddlers. Class III for its entirety, the Ocoee requires at least strong intermediate skills and a solid river roll for a successful run. The action is fairly continuous from top to bottom, letting up only for a half-mile known as the Doldrums. The top section (from the dam to the Doldrums) is a little harder than the lower section (from the Doldrums to the lake). Many first-timers opt to put in halfway down at Goforth Creek to get a good taste for the river before tackling the full run. (from American Whitewater)

Section Details

Trip Length Partial Day, 5.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping No
Permit No
Manager Cherokee National Forest & Tennessee Valley Authority
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail No
Partner Information
Description American Whitewater