Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

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The Cherokee National Forest is a large National Forest created on June 14, 1920 and managed by the U.S. Forest Service and encompassing some 655598acre.LocationThe Cherokee National Forest headquarters are located in Cleveland, Tennessee.The Cherokee National Forest mostly lies within eastern Tennessee, along the border with North Carolina, and comprises nearly the entire border area except for the section within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Cherokee National Forest has two separate sections: a northern region directly north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a southern section directly south of the Smokies.The Cherokee National Forest contains such notable sites as the Ocoee River (site of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events); 150 miles (240 km) of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Citico Creek Wilderness; Big Frog Mountain within Big Frog Wilderness, and surrounds both the Tennessee Valley Authority Watauga Reservoir and Wilbur Reservoir.
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  • July 26, 2017
    We had spring break trip passed Cherokee national forecast. The park is beautiful. With huge lakes and beautiful views. water is clear, kids played with sand and rocks. Lots of fun.  more »
  • March 8, 2017
    I just love this area. Gorges and valleys hugging the Ocoee River. Seemingly I endless beauty. Also, excellent whitewater rafting in the area and amazing roads for spirited driving.  more »
  • March 7, 2017
    The forest is so tranquil. We love to go fishing, hiking. It is a very clean forest, with so many beautiful views, wherever you go.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    It is very open and quiet here. This is a very calming and peaceful place. I took my kayak out with my small children while my husband went fishing. We all had a great time here.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places l have ever been to. Amazing views of the mountains and lake. I would love to go there again soon.
  • June 19, 2017
    All the history that surrounds this place is incredible! Something to do every where you turn, definitely a place to bring your boats and paddle boards, a different river around every turn. Go explore!
  • June 25, 2017
    This was our first visit and our first time trout fishing so😂😂 it was fun overall and definitely hoping to go back! They had a a fish hatchery were you can look at trout and feed them! 😊
  • June 21, 2017
    Dennis cove great campground for the whole family of all ages no drugs or alcohol allowed very clean place no trash they have bathroom houses there no showers though but they do have a spicket for assess to fresh clean water! They do allow you to bring your firearm if you feel the need to I do just cause I do alot of fishing up and down the mountain gar away from the campground and just in case I need it it'll be there!

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