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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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • One of my favorite places in the world I grow up going down what we call the river road all my life on are way to Cleveland TN and have always enjoyed it so pretty all the way too Parksville Lake  more »
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  • Endless beauty, i loved the feeling of knowing that everywhere i looked there was nature. I live for a great sight and this place has exactly that. I'm Glad i visited the Cherokee National Park. If you're in Tennessee i suggest you go there before doing anything else.
  • So much to do in such an amazingly beautiful place!
  • One of my favorite places to go in the Appalachians. Beautiful area, diverse hikes, wonderful waterfalls, and great camping locations. As always, take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints!
  • This is one of the best parks, there are many trails and the wildlife diversity is astonishing.
  • so beatiful