Learn more about Ocoee Whitewater Center.
In 1996 the world's eyes were on the Ocoee Whitewater Center (OWC) as it hosted the world's first Olympic whitewater event on a natural river. Today the Ocoee Whitewater Center offers something for everyone. The OWC marries the best of the natural and artificial worlds. A sleepy river set in a lush, rocky river gorge, this section of the Ocoee was carefully modified into a channel to enhance its rapids. During the 1996 Summer Olympics, the Ocoee Whitewater Center opened its doors as a premier whitewater venue for athletes from all over the world. Now you can enjoy a wide variety of activities at the Center such as: hike or bike historic or forest trails, play in the water, picnic along the river, stroll through the native gardens and walkways.