Ocoee Dam No. 1 and Parksville Reservoir
Ocoee No. 1 is the first of three TVA dams on the Ocoee River. Together they form an integral part of TVAs hydroelectric system and provide important recreation benefits.
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, one of the top 10 whitewater rivers in the country, was the whitewater venue for the 1996 Olympics . In 1993, TVA built a 300- by 30-foot model of a section of the river to guide the U.S. Forest Service in constructing the Olympic whitewater course. This model is located near Ocoee Dam No. 1.
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