Come spend some time at the Ocoee Whitewater Center - just 30 minutes from Murphy, NC

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Just over the Tennessee state line and about 30 minutes from Murphy, NC is the Ocoee Whitewater Center - a great place to spend the day for an outing.

The Ocoee Whitewater Center (OWC) site was constructed for the purpose of holding the 1996 Olympic Canoe and Kayak Slalom competitions. This was the first time these events were held on a natural river and it was appropriate the Ocoee should be chosen as the site as it was already one of the most popular whitewater rivers in the world. Constructed using 60,000 tons of native rock, individually placed and cemented into position along the banks of the river, the riverbed itself was narrowed to create the spectacular rapids necessary for the competition. Those same rapids are the draw for the thousands of people who come each year to raft or to test their kayaking skills on the Olympic course.

Mountain Living Team - Murphy, NC    Mountain Living Team - Murphy, NC

Since the Olympic events, the Ocoee Whitewater Center has evolved into a highly visible and much used venue. They have mountain biking trails, hiking trails, picnic areas, suspension bridge that spans the river, gorgeous gift shop and restaurant. The paved walkways along the river are perfect for watching the rafters, walking your dog or leisurely family walks. When the river is turned off there’s great swimming holes and places to fish. It’s one of our favorite places to drive down to and walk along the river watching the rafters and kayakers go by on the weekends too.

 

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Rainmaker
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Lee & Carol, that does look like a lot of fun! 

Sep 03, 2010 02:31 AM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Lee and Carol..this looks like the place to spend a great Labor Day weekend...outdoors.

Sep 03, 2010 12:10 PM #2
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It is so much fun, Tony and Darcy! We really enjoy walking with the dogs and just watching the rafters go by though :)

Sep 03, 2010 02:27 PM #3
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Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
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Outdoors with clients this Labor Day weekend, Rebecca!

Sep 03, 2010 02:28 PM #4
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Susie Blackmon
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I too like watching from the sidelines! It's beautiful there. Didn't realize it was so close to Murphy. Hope you have a great weekend, and thank you for the photos.

Sep 03, 2010 02:51 PM #5
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Lee & Carol, Very beautiful scenery!  I thought I was following along, but did I read "when the river is turned off"?  How do you turn off a river ??! Now, I am so curious about that.

Sep 03, 2010 07:05 PM #6
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See how close we are to everything outdoors, Susie. I was hoping to get over to Maggie Valley to see you, buy now I'll have to visit horse country.

Sep 03, 2010 07:10 PM #7
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Well, you read it right Mary, the Tennessee Valley Authority turns on the spigot ...

 

Sep 03, 2010 07:17 PM #8
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Michael Bergin
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I have been there and ended up in the river during a very exciting (and cold) white water run!

Sep 03, 2010 09:06 PM #9
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Jane Peters
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Another great trip you have taken us on, Carol. 

Sep 04, 2010 12:45 AM #10
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We know what you mean Michael. We always see a couple people "in the water" but they have guides stationed on the side of the river to get them back in safely and quickly. Of course we also rafted on the Nantahala River which is much easier and Carol fell out right at the end in smooth water :)

Sep 04, 2010 09:21 AM #11
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Jane, come visit us in Murphy, NC and we'll take you with us!

Sep 04, 2010 09:30 AM #12
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