OAC Ocoee River Rafting Articles

Learn more about the Ocoee River, whitewater rafting, river guides, and the Blue Ridge Mountains through our rafting articles.

June 14, 2018
OAC raft at the 1996 Olympic Course on the Upper Ocoee River

TVA Ocoee River Recreational Release Agreement

Ocoee River Rafting and the New TVA Agreement Negotiations regarding a new contract for Ocoee River recreational releases began during 2015. Early negotiations were looking uncertain […]
June 10, 2018
A tall old growth poplar tree outlined against a blue sky

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Why You Want to Visit Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest by Holly Lavender If ever there were a little bit of paradise here on Earth then may […]
May 23, 2018

Buck Bald- Amazing Views of the Southern Appalachians

Buck Bald Views One of the places we highly recommend you see while on your visit to us for Ocoee whitewater rafting is a mountain peak […]
May 13, 2018

Ducktown Basin Museum and Mining History

Ducktown Basin Museum Mining History in Polk County Tennessee This week’s blog takes us to the Ducktown Basin Museum to learn some local history. The museum […]
April 15, 2018

Some Favorite Eats of OAC Guides and Staff

Handy guide for restaurants in the area Appalachia has long been known for its plentiful outdoor activities. As well as, beautiful mountain views, and Southern hospitality. […]
April 8, 2018

Ecuadorian Whitewater: Not Your Typical Southeastern River Scene

Highest concentration of rivers per square kilometer With the highest concentration of rivers per square kilometer Ecuador offers intermediate to expert boaters many rivers to paddle. […]
February 9, 2018
Visiting La Moya Comunitario. Note the church mural in the background.

Real Ice Cream Made from Fruit and Glacier Ice

Riobama Third blog of the series in Ecuador takes us to Riobama to check out Tren Ecuador. I wrote this blog from my apartment bedroom with […]
January 31, 2018
Town square in the jungle of Ecuador

Lisan Wasi: Ocoee River Guide Explores the Jungle near Puyo Ecuador

Lisan Wasi: Ocoee River Guide Explores the Jungle near Puyo Ecuador This the second blog entry from Ecuador takes us to the jungle village Lisan Wasi […]
January 28, 2018
Dancers dressed as devils move to the lively music of Diablada Pillareña 2018

Diablada Pillareña 2018: One of our guides visits Ecuador

Diablada Pillareña 2018: One of our guides goes to Ecuador to have fun in the sun for the winter ¡Estamos volando sin nuestros cinturones de seguridad! […]