Learn about the history of the Ocoee River

The Ocoee River has a rich and varied history. From the Cherokee Indians who lived along its banks to its role in the 1996 Olympic Games. The Ocoee River has been an important part of the local culture for centuries. Its roaring rapids have been a popular destination for thrill-seekers and outdoor adventurers for generations. But its beauty and pristine waters remain a treasured part of the region. Enjoy our blog articles addressing the history of the Ocoee River.

February 8, 2023

Impact of 1996 Olympic Games on the Ocoee

Construction of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Venue Since hosting the whitewater canoe and kayak slalom events of the 1996 Olympic competition Ocoee rafting became more […]
February 5, 2023
Splash in Olympic Course

History of the Birth of Commercial Rafting on the Upper Ocoee

The History of the Upper Ocoee releases After the Middle Ocoee agreement was reached commercial rafting growth continued at a steady pace. And soon over twenty […]
February 5, 2023
Middle Ocoee White Water Rafting

A Brief History of Ocoee River Rafting

How Ocoee River Rafting Begins Whitewater activities began almost as soon as the Ocoee #2 flume fails. Thus allowing the Ocoee River to run free once […]
April 25, 2022
Ocoee #1 Dam before the modifications of the 80s

Ocoee River Geological History

Ocoee River Geological History A long and fabled history accompanies the Ocoee River. This history extends much longer than ours due to its ancient nature. Let’s […]
April 6, 2022

The History of Water Power on the Taccoa/Ocoee River

History of Power Generation History on the Taccoa/Ocoee River A river so good they had to name it twice! Learn the history of five dams on […]
November 23, 2019
Ocoee Whitewater Center

The Ocoee River Hosted 1996 Olympics Whitewater Competition

Former Ocoee Whitewater Center and Remaining Activities 1996 Olympics Whitewater Competition Channel The location of Ocoee Whitewater Center is just a few miles west of Ocoee […]