The Cherokee National Forest is located in eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
Where is this Forest?



Forest Service Seeks Input on Travel Analysis

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We need your input and information  to help us better manage  the Cherokee National Forest  travel system.   We are in the process  of identifying roads  likely needed for safe and efficient travel and for the protection, management, and use of the national forest.

Outdoor Fall and Winter Safety 2014-15

Each year approximately 2 million people visit the 656,000 acre Cherokee National Forest. This area offers a variety of recreation opportunities from hiking, hunting and camping to fishing,  picnicking and mountain biking.

To ensure that your visit to the great outdoors is enjoyable and memorable always put safety first!  Before you participate in any outdoor activity think about the basic rules of safety that apply.

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Snorkeling In The Cherokee NF

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Guided snorkeling programs are designed for organized groups of 12-20 people, ages 12+.  Photos...

Brook Trout Restoration

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In east Tennessee the Appalachian Mountain range has approximately 625 miles of cold water (trout) streams. Most of these...more


Cherokee Hotshots

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The Cherokee Hotshots are a highly trained Type One Wildland Fire Suppression crew that is hosted by the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee.

Resource Advisory Committee Members Sought

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The U.S. Forest Service is seeking individuals to serve on a Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) for the Cherokee National Forest...