Whitewater River Rafting Near Knoxville, Tennessee | Ocoee River

A trip to Knoxville isn’t complete without a dose of outdoor fun with Ocoee Outdoors!

The Ocoee River, America’s Olympic River, is around an hour and a half from Knoxville — home of the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Volunteers. On the Ocoee River, Ocoee Outdoors offers two trips: an action-packed half-day of continuous Class III-IV rapids or the most spectacular full-day combining the traditional Middle Ocoee trip with the Class IV Ocoee Olympic Whitewater section, which hosted Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic Whitewater competitions.

The Ocoee River is a great place to visit if you’re in the Knoxville region and want to get away from it all. Ocoee Outdoors, located just outside of Chattanooga, has been providing guided whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River for over 45 years.


A whitewater rafting excursion on the Ocoee River is one of the most exciting outdoor activities in the Knoxville area. The Ocoee River attracts nearly 250,000 rafters each year. It is America’s most popular whitewater river, and depending on where you are in Knoxville, Ocoee Outdoors – the #1 in Tennessee Whitewater Rafting – is around an hour and a half away..

On the Ocoee River, Ocoee Outdoors offers two fast-paced activities. Paddle the popular Middle Ocoee for five miles of nonstop whitewater action, or choose for the full-day combo, which includes the Upper, Middle, and Olympic sections as well as a riverside lunch. Whatever vacation you choose, your party will have an unforgettable time!

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