Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Hiwassee River Area

View of Hiwassee River from Hood Mountain Overlook in Cherokee National Forest

Forested hillsides and pastoral river bottoms complement the beauty of Hiwassee River Gorge. Fishing, rafting, canoeing and hiking are popular activities.

The 21-mile John Muir National Recreation Trail , a section of the longer distance Benton MacKaye Trail, meanders along the river. Camp at the nearby state campground at Gee Creek.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Motorized boat, Fly; Boat Launch available

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USDA Forest Service
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Hiwassee River Area is located in Tennessee
35.1501 N
-84.4164 W
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2 Reviews of Hiwassee River Area
Hiwassee Outfitters

Excellent sites, small outfitter store with food, drink, sundries. Breakfast & Lunch Diner. Multiple Float Rental types including sit in, sit on and inflatable kayaks. Shuttle to top for put in and take out at camp ground on the river. Clean bath house and hot showers. This is a popular location for the regional university students so expect a bit of a hootenanny to surround and welcome you. If you’re not down with everyone having a good time, choose the Forest Service Primitive sites just up the road a piece

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Hiawasse outfitters

Great people great view outstanding rafting adventure on the ocoee river(both upper and lower) upper is a Bit@@. Clas 5 rapids and alot of fun. Camping is quiet and peaceful. Its just great