Ocoee River Area

View of Parksville Lake in Cherokee National Forest

World class whitewater, mountain biking trail systems, environmental education programs, highly developed camping, and scenic byways are a few activities featured in the Ocoee River area.  

Local outfitters offer rafting excursions in the Ocoee River’s world-class whitewater. The Ocoee Whitewater Center is a hub for outdoor adventure and offers regional information, environmental education, trails and picnic sites. Bike the 30-mile Tanasi Trail complex and trails at Chilhowee Recreation Area or take a scenic drive along the Ocoee Scenic Byway (US 64 and Forest Road 77). Popular camping areas include Parksville and Thunder Rock Campgrounds, as well as Chilhowee Recreation Area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Ocoee River Area

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Ocoee River Area

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Ocoee River Area

Viewing Plants

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Visitor Programs

Areas for Visitor Programs at Ocoee River Area

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Ocoee River Area

Visitor Centers

Areas for Visitor Centers at Ocoee River Area


Areas for Picnicking at Ocoee River Area

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Ocoee River Area

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Ocoee River Area

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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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