Ocoee Lakes 1, 2, and 3

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Ocoee Lakes 1, 2, and 3

North Carolina

(828) 837-7395

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Overview

Ocoee No. 1, with the other Ocoee dams, is an integral part of TVA's hydroelectric system. Together they produce more than 70,000 kilowatts of electric power. The U.S. Forest Service operates campgrounds on Parksville Reservoir in the beautiful Cherokee National Forest, and visitors can also stay at a commercially run inn on the reservoir. A number of commercial outfitters supply equipment and organize whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River. The Ocoee River was the whitewater venue for the 1996 Olympics and is one of the top ten whitewater rivers in the country. In 1993 TVA built a concrete and wooden model of a section of the river to guide U.S. Forest Service construction of the Olympic whitewater course. The 300-by-30-foot model is located near Ocoee No. 1 Dam.

Map of Ocoee Lakes 1, 2, & 3

Latitude, Longitude: 35.079741, -84.494991

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Activities

  • Boating

    The Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina offers a marina/boat dock and boat sewage pumpout services. Three boat ramps are also available in the area.

  • Fishing

    Largemouth and spotted bass, as well as crappie are some of the species available to anglers.

  • Historic Sites

    In 1993 TVA built a concrete and wooden model of a section of the river to guide U.S. Forest Service construction of the Olympic whitewater course. The 300-by-30-foot model is located near Ocoee No. 1 Dam.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are offered at Mac Point and Parksville beaches as well as at the Parksville Dam.

  • Water Sports

    The Ocoee River was the whitewater venue for the 1996 Olympics and is one of the top ten whitewater rivers in the country.

Directions

Driving

From Chattanooga, go north on 1-75 and take exit 20, Highway 64 East. All three lakes are accessible from 64E which runs parallel to the Ocoee River.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(828) 837-7395

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