Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park's landscape is breathtaking. Situated on a gorgeous, 1,118 piece of land and containing some of the best rapids in the nation, this park is sure to impress guests from all over the world. Whitewater rafting is quite the popular activity in Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. The area includes several miles of internationally famous stretches of rafting waters that provide a challenging experience for riders.
The International Scale of River Difficulty rates these rapids anywhere from I to V, depending on the region. Park officials regularly warn guests that even calm looking streams can have a potent and fast-moving undercurrent, so make sure you're wearing proper safety gear regardless of which section of the river you're enjoying.
Guided river rafting tours are offering through the park, more information on which can be found on the Tennessee State Parks' website. Canines are forbidden from rafting with their owners, as these areas can be quite unsafe. Camping is a scenic experience here, with 47 total primitive campsites available. These all come stock with a picnic table, fire pit, and full grill.
In the center of these campgrounds, there are full lavatory and shower facilities available for a small additional fee. An extra addition not seen in many camping areas is a hot water bathhouse, which is free for overnight guests. In addition to these sites, guests can rent any of the eight group camps that dot the river shore. These all come standard with bathroom facilities and concrete parking pads, in case your group is coming with a recreational vehicle.
Visitors are reminded that all tent sites are for primitive campers, which means that no electrical or plumbing hookups are provided. If you'd like to keep your dog with you for your visit, make sure they stay on a leash with a length of eight feet or less. Hiking is provided here via a small, 1.1-mile length of nature trail. It's quite flat and ADA accessible and offers beautiful glimpses of several different plant species that populate the park. If you bring your dog along, make sure to keep them on a leash and clean up any messes they may leave behind.