Roadtrip: Wet & Wild Adventures

From whitewater rivers to calm lakes, Southeast Tennessee is woven together with water. Raft the Ocoee River, paddle the Hiwassee River Blueway, catch award-winning bass on Chickamauga Lake in Dayton, or simply relax on a boat at one of the region’s marinas.

You can’t truly experience Southeast Tennessee without getting a little wet, so grab your bathing suit and shades for an adventure on our diverse waterways.

Rafting / Canoeing / Kayaking:

Adventures Unlimited

522 US 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
800-662-0667

Offering Ocoee River rafting adventures, lodging, paintball, and food services at a 30-acre resort.

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Armstrong Ferry Recreation Area

4623 Armstrong Ferry Rd.
Decatur, TN 37322
423-334-3584

Located on the Tennessee River in Decatur and features camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing, swimming area, and boat ramp.

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Big Frog Expeditions

1278 Welcome Valley Road
Benton, TN 37307
877-776-2633

Ocoee Rafting trips, guided mountain biking, scenic lake kayaking, whitewater kayak instruction, educational hiking trips and a spacious tent lodging.

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Canoe the Sequatchie

12800 U.S. Hwy. 127
Dunlap, TN 37327
423-949-4409
423-316-1498
423-987-7513

Open May 10th through September 1st.

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Carolina Ocoee

225 Industrial Drive
Ducktown, TN 37326
800-468-7238

Offering whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River and Nantahala River.

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Cascade Outdoors

1248 Highway 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
800-338-7238

Boutique outfitter offering customized Ocoee River whitewater rafting trips.

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Cherokee National Forest

2800 Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37312
423-476-9700

This 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee and adjoins other national forests in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

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Cherokee Rafting

869 Highway 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
423-338-5124

Offering guided whitewater rafting tours down the Ocoee River.

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Chilhowee Recreation Area

3171 Hwy. 64
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-3300

This park features a campground, 7-acre Mckamy Lake, sand beach, fishing, 25 miles of hiking or biking trails, and a scenic waterfall.

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Eden Marina & Campground

653 Scenic Lakeview Drive
Spring City, TN 37381
423-365-6929

A family friendly campground on Watts Bar Lake. Beach swimming area, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, rental cottages, campers, and RV campsites.

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Euchee Marina Resort and Campground

200 Euchee Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-1004

Casual resort and marina on Watts Bar Lake featuring a marina, lodge, The Mad Moose Grill, floating cabins and rustic campsite.

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Fooshee Pass Recreation Area (TVA)

195 Sandy Bottoms Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-4842

Located on the shores of Watts Bar Lake featuring a campground, boat ramp, a swimming beach, a picnic pavilion and a playground.

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Foster Falls Small Wild Area

498 Foster Falls Rd.
Sequatchie, TN 37374
931-924-2980

Featuring a spectacular 60-foot waterfall in the middle of 178-acres and is known in the climbers’ world as one of the premier climbing destinations in the Southeast.

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Gee Creek Campground

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050

Primitive campground with 47 sites, each with a table, fire ring and a grill. Large group camp field also available.

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Greenway Farm

5051 Gann Store Road
Chattanooga, TN 37343
423-643-6050

Features 6-miles of walking, running, hiking, and biking trails, 3 canoe access points along a 2.5-mile stretch of North Chickamauga Creek, and an off-leash dog park.

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Harrison Bay State Park

8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-7966

A 1,200-acre park with 40-miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline. Features a full marina, camping, boating, fishing, picnic sites, and 4.5-mile bike loop trail.

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High Country Adventures

430 Highway 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
800-233-8594

Offering whitewater rafting on the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers, kayaking, rock climbing, and caving trips.

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Hiwassee Ocoee Scenic River State Park

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050

A 23-river mile section of the Hiwassee that offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking, and nature photography. The Gee Creek primitive tent campground has 47 campsites, each with a table, fire ring and grill. Adjacent is the Gee Creek Wilderness of the Cherokee National Forest.

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Hiwassee Outfitters

155 Ellis Creek Road
Reliance, TN 37369
423-338-8115

Full service outfitter and campground specializing in rafting on the Hiwassee River located in the Cherokee National Forest.

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Hornsby Hollow Campground

379 Hornsby Hollow Campground Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-1709

Features spacious campsites, fishing, boating, swimming, trail walking, biking, pedal boating, canoeing, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the shoreline on Watts Bar Lake.

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L2 Outside

100 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-531-7873

Outfitter offering Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and kayak rentals for the Tennessee River in Downtown Chattanooga.

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Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina

2496 Highway 64
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-5591

Offering whitewater rafting, cabin rentals, motel lodging, marina, and boat rental on scenic Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee).

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NOC’s Ocoee Outpost

150 Hawkins Drive
Ocoee, TN 37361
888-905-7238

Offering river trips on the Ocoee River and many more.

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Ocoee Adventure Center

5637 Hwy 411 South
Benton, TN 37307
888-723-8622

Offers whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River, lake kayaking, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking.

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Ocoee Outdoors / Aardvark Rafting

1985 Old Copper Road
Benton, TN 37307
800-533-7767

Offering whitewater rafting adventures on the Ocoee River and the Hiwassee River.

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Ocoee Rafting

1548 Highway 68
Ducktown, TN
1-800-251-4800

The oldest company on the Ocoee River providing guided whitewater rafting adventures for 37 years.

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Ocoee Retreat Center

186 Hawkins Drive
Ocoee, TN 37361
423-338-9575

A 300+ acre mountain campus offering group-friendly accommodations and adventures, including rafting, waterpark, paintball, ropes challenge course, and zip line.

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Ocoee River

4400 Highway 64
Copperhill, TN 37317
877-692-6050

World class whitewater, mountain biking trail systems, environmental education programs, highly developed camping, and scenic byways are a few activities featured in the Ocoee River Zone.

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Outdoor Adventure Rafting

629 Welcome Valley Road
Benton, TN 37307
1-800-627-7636

Outdoor Adventure Rafting (OAR) conducts whitewater rafting trips on the Ocoee River, a world famous, Top Ten rated river.

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Outland Expeditions

6501 Waterlevel Hwy SE
Cleveland, TN
423-478-1442

Whitewater rafting and kayaking experts specializing in the Ocoee River.

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Paddler’s Perch at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center

400 Garden Road
Chattanooga, TN 37419
423-821-1160 ext. 102

A tree-top perch where guests can gaze out over Lookout Creek, the seasonal wetlands, and our Blue Heron Boardwalk.

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Quest Expeditions

281 US Highway 64
Ocoee, TN 37361
800-277-4537

Ocoee River whitewater rafting trips and cabin rentals.

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Raft One

4599 Highway 64 West
Ducktown, TN 37326
888-723-8663

Whitewater rafting outfitter and ziplining for the Ocoee River.

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River Canyon Adventures

21726 River Canyon Rd.
Chattanooga, TN
423-488-8211

River Canyon Adventures offers sit on top kayaking, and paddle boards along the beautiful breath-taking Tennessee River Gorge.

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Rolling Thunder River Co.

20 Hughes St.
McCaysville, GA
800-408-7238

Ocoee River whitewater rafting experts offering trips and lodging.

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Spring Creek Retreat

133 Fletcher Drive
Reliance, TN 37369
423-400-4241

On your next excursion to the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, consider reserving a mountain home in beautiful Spring Creek Retreat, near Reliance, TN.

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Sunburst Adventures

702 Welcome Valley Rd.
Benton, TN
1-800-247-8388

Whitewater rafting outfitter serving the Ocoee River since 1976.

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TU Canoe Rentals

71 Red Belt Rd.
Chickamauga, GA
423-505-5278

Canoe or kayak rentals and shuttle for experiencing Chickamauga Creek.

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Webb Brothers Float Service

3708 Hwy 30
Reliance, TN 37369
423-338-2373

Full service outfitter specializing in your Hiwassee River rafting adventure.

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Whitewater Express

703 Golf Course Road
Copperhill, TN 37317
423-496-9126

Ocoee camp offering horseback riding, paintball, ropes course, mountain biking, and rafting the Ocoee River.

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Whitewater LTD

4596 Highway 64 West
Ducktown, TN 37326
423-496-4904

Offering Ocoee River rafting, lodging, canopy tour ziplines, and food.

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Fishing / Boating:

Armstrong Ferry Recreation Area

4623 Armstrong Ferry Rd.
Decatur, TN 37322
423-334-3584

Located on the Tennessee River in Decatur and features camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing, swimming area, and boat ramp.

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Arrowhead Resort & Marina

261 Bennett Drive
Spring City, TN 37381
423-365-6484

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B&B Marina & Campground

117 Marina Dr NW
Charleston, TN 37310
423-336-2341

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Bendabout Farm

3553 South Lee Highway
McDonald, TN 37353
423-476-6602

A hunting & fishing retreat with exceptional accommodations. Features a world-renowned polo ground that usually plays host to tournaments in September. The farm reflects the true beauty and tranquility of Southeast Tennessee.

Bledsoe State Forest

30396 State Route 30
Pikeville, TN 37367
423-881-3585

This forest is used traditionally for hunting and small amounts of fishing. Some hiking and horseback riding occur on the 8,274-acre Cumberland Plateau forest.

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Blue Springs Marina

3952 River Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
865-376-7298

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Blue Water RV Resort & Marina

220 Blue Water Campground Road
Dayton, TN 37321
423-775-3265

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Blythe Ferry Goose Management Area

Blythe Ferry Lane
Birchwood, TN

Bird watching, fishing, hiking, camping.

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Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champions Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-894-4955

This 353-acre park situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake features a six-mile mountain bike trial, Olympic size swimming pool, and large picnic pavillions.

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Camp Jordan

323 Camp Jordan Parkway
East Ridge, TN 37412
423-463-4391

This 257-acre park features 13 ball fields, 19-hole disc golf course, sand volleyball, fishing pond, 2-mile walking track, and many more attractions.

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Cherokee National Forest

2800 Ocoee Street
Cleveland, TN 37312
423-476-9700

This 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee and adjoins other national forests in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

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Chester Frost Park

2277 North Gold Point Circle
Hixson, TN 37343
423-842-0177

Located on Lake Chickamauga and Tennessee River, this park features picnic shelters, sand beach, playgrounds, fishing, campgrounds, boat ramps, and beautiful sunsets.

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Chickamauga Lake

Chickamauga Lake, located North of Chattanooga, stretches 59 miles upriver from Chickamauga Dam to Watts Bar Dam. The lake is popular for fishing, boating and swimming.

 

Chilhowee Lake / Lake McKamy

Chilhowee Lake, also known as Lake McKamy, is located within the Cherokee National Forest.

Chilhowee Recreation Area

3171 Hwy. 64
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-3300

This park features a campground, 7-acre Mckamy Lake, sand beach, fishing, 25 miles of hiking or biking trails, and a scenic waterfall.

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Choo Choo Fly and Tackle

319 Cherokee Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37405
423-267-0024

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Cottonport Marina & RV Resort

797 Cottonport Ferry Rd.
Decatur, TN
423-454-4110 and 423-322-0950

Campsites, boat slips and docks, convenience store and laundry mat on Watts Bar Lake.

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Eden Marina & Campground

653 Scenic Lakeview Drive
Spring City, TN 37381
423-365-6929

A family friendly campground on Watts Bar Lake. Beach swimming area, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, rental cottages, campers, and RV campsites.

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Euchee Marina Resort and Campground

200 Euchee Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-1004

Casual resort and marina on Watts Bar Lake featuring a marina, lodge, The Mad Moose Grill, floating cabins and rustic campsite.

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Fish Dayton

175 Lakeshore Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
865-755-0706

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Fooshee Pass Recreation Area (TVA)

195 Sandy Bottoms Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-4842

Located on the shores of Watts Bar Lake featuring a campground, boat ramp, a swimming beach, a picnic pavilion and a playground.

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Gold Point Yacht Harbor

4500 Gann Store Road
Chattanooga, TN 37343
423-622-1978

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Hales Bar Marina and Resort

1265 Hales Bar Road
Guild, TN 37340
423-942-9000

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Harrison Bay State Park

8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-7966

A 1,200-acre park with 40-miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline. Features a full marina, camping, boating, fishing, picnic sites, and 4.5-mile bike loop trail.

Harrison Bay Eagle Cam

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Hiwassee Ocoee Scenic River State Park

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050

A 23-river mile section of the Hiwassee that offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking, and nature photography. The Gee Creek primitive tent campground has 47 campsites, each with a table, fire ring and grill. Adjacent is the Gee Creek Wilderness of the Cherokee National Forest.

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Hiwassee Outfitters

155 Ellis Creek Road
Reliance, TN 37369
423-338-8115

Full service outfitter and campground specializing in rafting on the Hiwassee River located in the Cherokee National Forest.

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Hornsby Hollow Campground

379 Hornsby Hollow Campground Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-1709

Features spacious campsites, fishing, boating, swimming, trail walking, biking, pedal boating, canoeing, kayaking, or simply relaxing by the shoreline on Watts Bar Lake.

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Island Cove Marina & Resort

6701 Highway 58
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-8331

A full service marina  and resort offering everything from boat sales to cabin and island rentals on the scenic Tennessee River.

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Lake Ocoee Inn and Marina

2496 Highway 64
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-5591

Offering whitewater rafting, cabin rentals, motel lodging, marina, and boat rental on scenic Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee).

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Lakeshore Marina

5600 Lake Resort Terrace
Chattanooga, TN 37415
423-870-2000

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MarineMax Chattanooga

201 Riverfront Pkwy.
Chattanooga, TN
423-266-1316

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Marion County Park

9696 Highway 41
Jasper, TN 37347
423-942-6653

This park offers RV and tent camping, boat ramps, fishing pier, picnic tables, swimming area, sand box, and swings for the kids.

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Nickajack Lake

Nickajack Lake extends 46 miles from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam. The reservoir offers wide expanses of water for fishing, boating and swimming.

Paddler’s Perch at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center

400 Garden Road
Chattanooga, TN 37419
423-821-1160 ext. 102

A tree-top perch where guests can gaze out over Lookout Creek, the seasonal wetlands, and our Blue Heron Boardwalk.

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Piney Point Resort

1093 Piney Point Road
Spring City, TN 37381
423-365-6262

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Possum Creek Campground

1845 Lee Pike
Soddy Daisy, TN 37379
423-332-8468

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Reliance Fly & Tackle

588 Childers Creek Rd.
Reliance, TN
423-338-7771

Oldest locally owned fly shop and country store in the area. Smoked ribs and chicken dinners served on weekends. Bagged fisherman lunches available.

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River Canyon Adventures

21726 River Canyon Rd.
Chattanooga, TN
423-488-8211

River Canyon Adventures offers sit on top kayaking, and paddle boards along the beautiful breath-taking Tennessee River Gorge.

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Sam’s Boat Dock

322 Sam’s Boat Dock Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-344-5620

Marina, cabins and campground on Watts Bar Lake.

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Scenic City Fishing Charters

7104 Dalefield Ln.
Chattanooga, TN
423-509-4655

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Soddy Lake Fishing Pier

103 Durham Street
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

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Southeastern Anglers

107 Riverview Lane
Reliance, TN 37369
423-338-7368

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Spring Creek Retreat

133 Fletcher Drive
Reliance, TN 37369
423-400-4241

On your next excursion to the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, consider reserving a mountain home in beautiful Spring Creek Retreat, near Reliance, TN.

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Sylco Campground

2330 Cookson Creek Road
Ducktown, TN 37307
423-338-5201

A free peaceful campground located in an isolated area near the Big Frog Wilderness offering fishing and wilderness trails.

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Tellico Angler

739 Sawmill Rd.
Tellico Plains, TN
423-519-6081

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Tennessee River Gorge Explorer

1 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-265-0698

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Tennessee Riverpark

4301 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
423-842-0177

10-miles of paved walking and biking trail along the Tennessee River featuring 2 boat ramps, 6 fishing piers, marsh meeting facility, picnic facilities, and 4 shelters.

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Whites Creek Marina

1190 Whites Creek Road
Spring City, TN 37381
423-365-9521

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Wolftever Boat Ramp

8002 Highway 58
Harrison, TN 37341

Rivers:

Conasauga River – Guided Tours

Conasauga River Trail 61
Cherokee National Forest
423-476-9700

Guided snorkeling tours are available at select times during the year from the Cherokee National Forest.

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Gee Creek Campground

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050

Primitive campground with 47 sites, each with a table, fire ring and a grill. Large group camp field also available.

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Hiwassee Ocoee Scenic River State Park

404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325
423-263-0050

A 23-river mile section of the Hiwassee that offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking, and nature photography. The Gee Creek primitive tent campground has 47 campsites, each with a table, fire ring and grill. Adjacent is the Gee Creek Wilderness of the Cherokee National Forest.

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Ocoee River

4400 Highway 64
Copperhill, TN 37317
877-692-6050

World class whitewater, mountain biking trail systems, environmental education programs, highly developed camping, and scenic byways are a few activities featured in the Ocoee River Zone.

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Paddler’s Perch at the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center

400 Garden Road
Chattanooga, TN 37419
423-821-1160 ext. 102

A tree-top perch where guests can gaze out over Lookout Creek, the seasonal wetlands, and our Blue Heron Boardwalk.

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Quinn Springs Recreation Area

5347-5479 State Hwy. 30
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-3300

*Currently Closed*

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Sequatchie River

Sequatchie Valley, TN 37374

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Spring Creek Retreat

133 Fletcher Drive
Reliance, TN 37369
423-400-4241

On your next excursion to the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers, consider reserving a mountain home in beautiful Spring Creek Retreat, near Reliance, TN.

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Tennessee Riverpark

4301 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN 37406
423-842-0177

10-miles of paved walking and biking trail along the Tennessee River featuring 2 boat ramps, 6 fishing piers, marsh meeting facility, picnic facilities, and 4 shelters.

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Lakes:

Booker T. Washington State Park

5801 Champions Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416
423-894-4955

This 353-acre park situated on the shores of scenic Chickamauga Lake features a six-mile mountain bike trial, Olympic size swimming pool, and large picnic pavillions.

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Chester Frost Park

2277 North Gold Point Circle
Hixson, TN 37343
423-842-0177

Located on Lake Chickamauga and Tennessee River, this park features picnic shelters, sand beach, playgrounds, fishing, campgrounds, boat ramps, and beautiful sunsets.

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Chickamauga Lake

Chickamauga Lake, located North of Chattanooga, stretches 59 miles upriver from Chickamauga Dam to Watts Bar Dam. The lake is popular for fishing, boating and swimming.

 

Chilhowee Lake / Lake McKamy

Chilhowee Lake, also known as Lake McKamy, is located within the Cherokee National Forest.

Chilhowee Recreation Area

3171 Hwy. 64
Benton, TN 37307
423-338-3300

This park features a campground, 7-acre Mckamy Lake, sand beach, fishing, 25 miles of hiking or biking trails, and a scenic waterfall.

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Fooshee Pass Recreation Area (TVA)

195 Sandy Bottoms Lane
Ten Mile, TN 37880
423-334-4842

Located on the shores of Watts Bar Lake featuring a campground, boat ramp, a swimming beach, a picnic pavilion and a playground.

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Harrison Bay State Park

8411 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341
423-344-7966

A 1,200-acre park with 40-miles of Chickamauga Lake shoreline. Features a full marina, camping, boating, fishing, picnic sites, and 4.5-mile bike loop trail.

Harrison Bay Eagle Cam

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Marion County Park

9696 Highway 41
Jasper, TN 37347
423-942-6653

This park offers RV and tent camping, boat ramps, fishing pier, picnic tables, swimming area, sand box, and swings for the kids.

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Nickajack Lake

Nickajack Lake extends 46 miles from Nickajack Dam to Chickamauga Dam. The reservoir offers wide expanses of water for fishing, boating and swimming.

Parksville Lake / Ocoee Lake

Parksville Lake, also known as Lake Ocoee, is located within the boundaries of the Cherokee National Forest. Offers U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, a commercially run inn, and great scenery.

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Watts Bar Lake

Watts Bar Reservoir extends 724 miles northeast from Watts Bar Dam in Ten Mile, Tenn., to Fort Loudon Dam in Lenoir City, Tenn. This 39,000-acre lake offers sport fishing, water sports, camping, picnic facilities and hiking trails. A scenic overlook near the dam provides visitors with panoramic views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside.

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