North Georgia Whitewater Rafting
The Southeast region of the United States has a lot to offer with so many rivers for whitewater adventurers of all ages and skill levels. Whitewater enthusiasts flock to the Northwest region of Georgia and Southeast corner of Tennessee. The Ocoee River lives in the nook of these two Appalachia states. And it is home to some of the greatest whitewater rafting in the country. The Toccoa River flows northwest from the Peach state of Georgia into the Volunteer State of Tennessee. But when the river the state-line at the old steel bridge in town the changes to the Ocoee.
Most people do not fully appreciate or know that Georgia is home to thousands of riverbeds which many of them are whitewater rafting staples. The Ocoee, Chattooga, Tallulah and the Chattahooche to name a few. Two of these rivers help bring whitewater rafting into the mainstream through their appearances on the big screen such as the classic film, Deliverance.
In 1996, the Ocoee River hosts whitewater canoe and kayak Olympic event. From then on, the Ocoee whitewater rafting scene took off among people living around Atlanta, all of Georgia and surrounding states. The river bed and water flow are kept in the exact same conditions that the Olympic athletes competed in back in 1996. So you too can compete and whitewater raft like the Olympians did back in 1996! On weekdays you can visit the Olympic channel for swimming and wading.