UNF Eco Adventure Rafting Trip | Nantahala (NC) and Ocoee (TN) Rivers
Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting 16 Hiawassee Shoals
The Toccoa River and Ocoee River are actually a single 93-mile-long (150 km) river that flows northwestward through the southern Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States. It is called the Toccoa for its 56 miles (90 km) through Georgia, until it reaches the twin cities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, at the truss bridge which connects Georgia 5 (Blue Ridge Street) with Tennessee 68 and Georgia 60 (Ocoee Street and Toccoa Street). The remainder is called the Ocoee through Tennessee, known for its whitewater rafting, and host to whitewater slalom events during the Centennial 1996 Summer Olympics held primarily in Atlanta, about 100 miles (160 km) to the south. The Ocoee River is a tributary of the Hiwassee River, which it joins in Polk County, Tennessee, near the town of Benton. It was an important river for both the Cherokee and Creek tribes.
The Ocoee's flow is controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority via three dams. Most often the riverbed is nearly dry in the ten-mile (16 km) stretch used for sporting, the water being diverted through flumes along the side of the mountains. Ocoee #2 dam diverted water, from the middle section of the river, through the flume, until a 2010 rock slide washed out part of the flume, which is currently under repair. The dam was originally built in 1913 by the East Tennessee Power Company to provide hydroelectric power to the new Alcoa company, which was starting aluminum production operations in Blount County, Tennessee, south of Knoxville.
The three Ocoee dams are numbered sequentially, with #1 being the farthest downstream and #3 being the farthest upstream. TVA acquired the two original dams (Ocoee #1 and Ocoee #2) in 1939 and started building Ocoee #3 dam in 1940. These dams generate an average of 67,000 kilowatts of electricity in total. The Middle Section contains some 20 named rapids and provides recreational opportunities throughout its eight-month season. One of the largest rapids on the Middle Ocoee, Hell's Hole, runs right beneath the bridge leading to the power station, with Powerhouse, a significant ledge with a strong hydraulic, right after it. Upstream (to the southeast), TVA also operates Blue Ridge Dam, which creates Lake Blue Ridge (called Blue Ridge Reservoir by TVA).
The whitewater slalom events during the 1996 Summer Olympics were conducted on a one-mile Olympic whitewater course that is fed by releases of water from Ocoee #3. The Ocoee Whitewater Center was built by the U.S. Forest Service for this purpose, including a large building along U.S. 64, whose westbound lanes were originally built as the parking and staging area, allowing it to later become a divided highway in the immediate area to handle summertime traffic. A 4.5-mile whitewater rafting area farther downstream is fed by water released from Ocoee Dam #2. The Olympic section was not open to the public until after the Olympics, while the middle section has been open to the public since the 1970s, mainly for daytime releases of water on weekends and holidays. After the Olympics, rafting tours (including bus transportation) are provided by several different companies located in both directions on U.S. 64, which runs next to the river for a few miles (several kilometers).
Ocohee River - Whitewater Rafting - Rolling Thunder River Company
Day 2 of our trip to Ellijay,Ga about 1 hour away. Site of the 1996 Olympics and the best whitewater trip we have ever been on. Totally dam controlled, 7PM at night the river is bone dry! This is a 1.5 hour raft trip edited to 27 minutes and in the order we went down the river. The GoPro 7 battery died 2/3 of the way down and the rest is with the GoPro 5. Just turn up the volume because the GoPro 5 is in a water proof case.
Grove Park Inn at NOC Asheville - Rafting, Fishing & Fun!
The Grove Park Inn at NOC Asheville offers half-day trips from both Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Asheville, NC. Call 800.232.7238 for more information on how to begin your fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, hiking or biking adventure!
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Late 1990's Ocoee River Trip
Ocoee River rafting with Quest Expeditions in the late 1990's. Featuring Grumpy's, Slice and Dice, Tablesaw and Hell Hole rapids. Turn down volume....the music will drive you crazy!
Guides: Doug H, Oscar, Shane, Chris H, Jeff L, Julie and Jimmy V.
Kayaking NOC Little Uchee
Nantahala and Little Uchee. I had to use a online media converter to get some of my video to work which is why there is a little red stamp on some of the clips. Buy me real software and i'll fix it. People included:Tom Moore, Ben Ryals, Bert Himself, Andrew Kinnaird, Cole Nelson, Graham Nelson
White Water RAFTING in North Carolina ~ ADVENTURE
Random Road Trip Part 1 (Ocoee River/Cherokee Forest)
Went out scouting for a location for our 10 day trip, we stumbled across the BMT, the Ocoee River & The Georgia Loop..
We like to just hit the road and drive till we find something, this was one of those occasions. Hope you enjoy.
Whitewater Kayaking Tour In Georgia - Ocoee River
Watch the Whitewater Kayaking Tour from Ocoee Georgia!
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Southern Nantahala Wilderness, N.C. - elevation 5,500 feet
We hiked Beach Creek Trail, Deep Gap, AT, Standing Indian, Case Knife Gap, & Chimney Rock.
White Water Rafting
Me and my buddies headed out to Chattanooga, Tn where we white water rafted the Ocoee River. We knew we were in for a treat once we signed the waiver forms!
Cherokee National Forest
Driving through the Cherokee National Forest in an RSX Type-S
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Murphy - Murphy North Carolina
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Often referred to as the Whitewater Rafting Capital in the State, Murphy, North Carolina places our hotel's visitors near the lovely Blue Ridge Parkway and a few miles from the area's best rafting and hiking. The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Murphy is also close to area businesses.
Besides offering great corporate amenities like an on-site Business Center with print and copy services, our property has a 792-sq-ft meeting room. We are also near several area businesses in Murphy, making travel to MGM Brakes, TEAM Industries, Moog Components Group, Snap-On Tools, and TVA Parks and Recreation easy.
Be sure to head to Nantahala Outdoor Center or Ocoee Whitewater Rafting Center for a rip-roaring time on the river. If you're in the mood to experience the area's culture, visit the John C. Campbell Folk School or see a show at Cherokee Jamboree Pavilion. Since our hotel's near the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can see beautiful mountain vistas with ease. Tail of the Dragon winds through the mountains, offering a one-of-a-kind driving experience. While in Murphy, take the time to travel to Lake Hiwassee and Fields of the Wood, too.
Start the day with a hot meal from the complimentary Express Start Breakfast Bar before heading to the indoor pool or whirlpool. Then blog about your stay with the free high-speed, wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel. We hope to see you soon!
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At the River Roost at Port Orleans Riverside