The Ocoee Whitewater Center and the racecourse is located just a few miles west of Ocoee Adventure Center’s outpost. This whitewater park was built to host the whitewater events from the 1996 Olympic games out of Atlanta.
During construction of the whitewater park, the designers narrowed the 1/4 mile of the Ocoee’s riverbed from 200 ft to 70. This caused the water in the river to increase in speed and power. Rocks were precisely placed and cemented in place to make this course into a class action whitewater park. These changes to the river created the steepest and highest volume Olympic whitewater venue ever used and to this day it also retains the honor of being the only in-river whitewater course used for the Olympic games.
Nowadays the whitewater center has been turned into a visitor center. The operating months run April to October and offers many attractions including snorkeling and swimming on the weekdays, check our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5c2dWqD0RI and you can see some of the “Swiss Cheese” rocks you can swim through. It also is home to miles of historic hiking and biking trails along with picnic areas and pavilions. On weekends Its one of the best places in the area to come relax and watch the endless rafts and kayak’s brave the Olympic race course.
If you ever are interested in coming for a visit. Get with Ocoee Adventure Center for all your Rafting/Hiking/Biking needs.