Conasauga River Blue Hole

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Conasauga River Blue Hole

For an unusual viewing experience, try viewing fish in the Conasauga River. Slip on a mask and snorkel and swim slowly in the still, deep pools or scan the shallows.

You’ll find a variety of fish and maybe a turtle in their natural habitat along this stretch of Conasauga State Scenic River. Always wear a personal flotation device and snorkel with a partner. Conasauga Trail #61 parallels the river.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: We are changing our operations to follow guidelines from our agency and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.
Rentals & Guides: Programs for groups of 12 to 24 snorkelers may be scheduled through the Ocoee Whitewater Center (423 496-0100).
  • Cost is $25 per snorkeler
  • A guide and lifeguard lead groups
  • Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided
  • Programs run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Participants need to provide their own transportation to the site; bring your own swimming suits, towels, wading shoes (flip-flops need an ankle strap), lunch and drinking water
  • Picnic tables and restrooms are available 
  • Tents will be set up for changing rooms
For more information, see this slideshow.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Water: None provided
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: US Forest Service

General Information


From Interstate-75 to Cleveland, TN exit #20 (Cleveland by-pass). Take the bypass 6.5 miles to US 64 east (towards Ocoee); follow US 64 8 miles to Hwy 411. Turn right (south) onto 411. Travel 6.7 miles on US 411 and turn left onto TN 313 at the Marathon gas station (Ladd Springs Road which becomes Willis Springs Rd.). Travel 4 miles until the pavement ends, then bear right on gravel Forest Service Road 221 (Pea Vine/SheedsCreek Rd.). Continue for 4.7 miles as the road climbs and winds until you reach the Conasauga River Trail Head (#61) parking lot. Turn right into the parking area. Travel time from Chattanooga is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.


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