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.
Each year approximately 2 million people visit the 656,000 acre Cherokee Na-tional Forest. This area offers a variety of recreation opportunities from hiking, hunting and camping to fish-ing, picnicking and moun-tain biking.
To ensure that your visit to the great outdoors is enjoy-able and memorable always put safety first!
CLEVELAND, TENN (June 29, 2015) - U.S. Forest Service officials announced that the period for applying for 2015 ginseng permits for the Cherokee National Forest will be August 3 –August 28. A random permit drawing will be held to determine who may purchase a ginseng harvesting permit. Ginseng collecting is limited because of concerns for overall reductions in wild ginseng population numbers throughout its natural range...permit processGinseng Information