Forest Supervisor's Office (8a-4:30p M-F)
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.
A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous—a sudden surge can claim victims in less than one minute.
Any intense, heavy rain that falls in a short amount of time can create flash flood conditions in a low-lying area, according to the National Weather Service, and it can happen at a moment’s notice any time of the year.
Your Safety is Your Responsibility:
Remember, city sirens don’t exist in nature.
Monitor weather forecasts, prior to visiting and during your visit to remote areas.
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!... more
CLEVELAND, TENN – January 13, 2014... USDA Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest say the Spring Creek Road, NFSR #27 in Polk Countywill be temporally closed while a culvert is replaced. The Spring Creek Shooting Range and dispersed camping sites along the creek will remain accessible from Hwy 411.
Detour signs will be posted in the area while work is in progress. Weather permitting, the work is expected to be completed by the end of February.
If you have questions or need additional information please contact the Cherokee National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 423-476-9700.
Quinn Springs Campground will remain closed for the 2015 season. The day use Pavilion will remain open to day use, can now be reserved in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.