Whitewater Center is located on the Ocoee Scenic Byway (US
64) between Cleveland and Ducktown, Tennessee. Coming from
any direction, your trip is filled with splendid views of
mountains, rivers and lakes.
Consisting of a four-acre recreation area, the Ocoee Center
offers picnicking, hiking, biking, birding, water play, environmental
education programs and provides the playground for whitewater
rafting and kayaking on the Ocoee River.
venue, located in the Cherokee National Forest, was completed
in 1996 for the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competition. Anchored
at both ends by the impressive commemorative Olympic bridges,
the site features exciting views of whitewater rafting on
the Upper Ocoee River, paved paths for walking and biking,
great sunning spots, and hiking and biking trails.
yet rustic building features a nature-based gift shop called
O's on the River, and provides restrooms and an information
desk. The venue also features walkways, Native Gardens, paved
river walks and picnic areas which are all wheelchair accessible.