Stop 6 | Ocoee Whitewater Center: Polk County, Tennessee

Course Documentation

Unidentified photographer, Copperhill, TN, May 1996
Georgia Amateur Athletic Foundation Collection, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

Olympic Events

Olympic Events
Unidentified photographer, Copperhill, TN, July 1996
Georgia Amateur Athletic Foundation Collection, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

Olympic Events

Olympic Events
Unidentified photographer, Copperhill, TN, July 1996
Georgia Amateur Athletic Foundation Collection, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

Opened: 1996 | Still in use

Ocoee Whitewater Center was the only facility for the 1996 Olympic Games constructed with majority federal funding. A team of designers and engineers planned interventions, rock piles, and land narrowing to create faster speeds needed for the events in the Upper Ocoee river.  It hosted the whitewater slalom events for the Games. The facility is managed by the National Forest Service and courses from the Olympic era still remain in use.