Ocoee River Rafting: Middle Ocoee

Distance: 5 Miles

Duration: 3-3.5 Hours

Price: From $50

Age: 12+ Years

Intensity: Intermediate

The Middle Ocoee earns its title as “America’s most popular river trip” with continuous exciting rapids and big, splashy water in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Many rafters consider the Ocoee’s intensity and difficulty “just right,” providing compelling river action but never becoming extreme. Highlights of the run—and there are many—include huge waves at Double Trouble, fast, frenzied currents at Tablesaw and the boat-drenching punch through Hell Hole rapid. A greatest hits collection of whitewater rapids, don’t be surprised if everyone has a different favorite part. 

NOC provides all the necessary gear and equipment.


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Outpost Overview

NOC’s Ocoee outpost is located just off of Hwy 64 in Eastern Tennesse. This outpost has ample parking and shaded picnic tables. There are some provisions available before or after your TN rafting trip.

Guest amenities include:

  • Clean restrooms
  • Private changing facilities
  • Hot showers
  • Picnic tables
  • Outpost store with t-shirts, snacks, drinks, sunblock, and other sundries
  • Digital slideshow of your rafting trip

 

Check out the Ocoee Release schedule page for some additional information.


Directions

From Asheville, NC Drive into TN on US 64 West (from Murphy, NC). Pass the Ocoee River and continue 12 miles past Lake Ocoee, rural farmland and the Lower Ocoee River. 1 mile past the TVA Ocoee Hydro Plant, the NOC's Ocoee Outpost will be on the left across from the Shell station. Follow the signs to check-in.

From East Atlanta Take I-75 N. Just past Cartersville, take Exit 293 onto US 411 North. 9 miles past the GA/TN state line, turn East onto US 64 toward Murphy, NC. After 2 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the right across from the Shell station. Follow the signs to check-in. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction.*

From West Atlanta Take I-75 N. Just past Cartersville, take Exit 293 onto US 411 North. 9 miles past the GA/TN state line, turn East onto US 64 toward Murphy, NC. After 2 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the right across from the Shell station.  Follow the signs to check-in. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction.

From Chattanooga, TN Take I-75 North towards Knoxville, TN. About 22 miles from Chattanooga take the first Cleveland, exit 20, onto US 64 Bypass East. Drive 6 miles. Take the Ocoee exit for 64 East towards Ocoee/Murphy. Continue for 9.5 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the right across from the Shell station. Follow the signs to check-in. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction.

From Knoxville, TN Take I-75 South towards Chattanooga. Take the second Cleveland exit, exit 25. Drive through Cleveland and after 5 traffic lights, the roads turns into a freeway. Take Ocoee exit for 64 East towards Ocoee/Murphy. Continue for 9.5 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the right across from the Shell station. Follow the signs to check-in. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction.

From Highlands, NC Drive into TN on US 64 West (from Murphy, NC). Pass the Ocoee River and continue 12 miles past Lake Ocoee, rural farmland and the Lower Ocoee River. After 2 miles, the NOC Ocoee Outpost will be on the left. It is across from the Shell station.  Follow the signs to check-in. **Please allow for extra drive time due to construction.

 

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