Forest Supervisor's Office
2800 Ocoee Street N
Cleveland TN 37312
(423) 476-9721 (Fax) PLEASE NOTE: This is an information and administrative office located in Cleveland, TN and is not actually in the forest.
The Cherokee National Forest is your destination for outdoor recreation. Enjoy a scenic drive through the mountains, the pursuit of wildlife, the thrill of whitewater, a night under the stars, or solitude on a backcountry trail.
Begin planning your visit by selecting "Recreation" in the left menu.
Cherokee National Forest: 2015 was a colorful fall color season. Colors seemed to arrive slowly this year, but came on strong and peaked quickly at higher elevations during the third week of October. For the most part colors at lower elevations peaked during the last week of October.
There are still some colors remaining in isolated pockets throughout the area. Although much of the color is gone a visit to the Cherokee National Forest is still worthwhile. Days are mild and the air is clear and crisp. Mountain views this time of year can be something to remember.
Visiting the Great Outdoors -- 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.