If you are in search of outdoor adventure with stunning scenery, Ocoee Tennessee is the destination for you. Settled within the beautiful mountains of Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee offers world-class whitewater rafting, breathtaking views on endless hiking trails and biking, picturesque campgrounds and so much more. Read below to learn more about all the fun that awaits you in Ocoee!

Whitewater rafting

Put on the map for hosting the 1996 Whitewater Olymics, the Ocoee River draws over 250,000 visitors to its rapids each year. With 5 thrilling miles of continuous class III and IV rapids, it’s no wonder the river has been named “America’s Most Popular Whitewater River”. Our guides can take you along the Ocoee for the rafting trip of a lifetime, with options to spend half or a full day on the water.


Lake fun

From kayaking to pontoon boating to stand up paddleboarding, Lake Ocoee offers endless opportunity for summer fun. Fed by the famous Ocoee River, Lake Ocoee (also known as Parksville Lake) is the oldest lake in the Cherokee National Forest with stunning views surrounding its nearly 2,000 acre banks. If you are traveling to the area and don’t want to haul your own boat or kayak gear, Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina offers affordably priced rentals for all your boating needs so you can enjoy the fun of the water without the hassle.



Casual and avid hikers alike will have plenty of trails to choose from and explore while in the area. Located right by Lake Ocoee at the base of Chilhowee Mountain is beautiful Clemmer trail, a very popular trail that leads you to two stunning waterfalls. Or on top of Chilhowee, hike the mild Benton Falls trail for an even larger waterfall ending. Reaching out into the Cherokee National Forest, find countless trails that are just as beautiful and see for yourself why visitors keep coming back for more.


Trail Biking

If trail biking is your thing, you will have plenty to choose from in Ocoee! Two of the most popular trail systems are the Tanasi Mountain Bike Trail System and the Chilhowee Mountain Bike Trail System. Located by the historic site of the Whitewater Center, the Tanasi trail system spans over 30 miles with trails ranging from easy to challenging. On top of the beautiful Chilhowee Mountain that looks over Lake Ocoee, the Chilhowee trail system offers a great network of interconnected trails.


More fun in Ocoee

It’s easy to see why travelers visit from all over the country to enjoy camping in Ocoee, with sites like Thunder Rock Campgrounds, Parksville Campgrounds and Chilhowee Recreation Area all conveniently located close by to all the other activities to enjoy in the area. Beautiful Lake Ocoee and nearby streams are a dream location for fishing if you’re looking for a peaceful day on the water. You can even enjoy horseback riding with Ocoee Horse Riding.


Start planning your trip today!

Whether you’re looking to kick back and enjoy a relaxing time in nature or try out a thrilling outdoor adventure, the Ocoee region is the perfect place to experience the beauty of the southeast.