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About Tellico River Area

View of Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Forests

This area provides outstanding opportunities for fishing, camping, hiking, and scenic driving.  It is also home to the popular Indian Boundary Recreation Area and the Cherohala Skyway.

Nearly 30,000 acres of remote backcountry surround three rivers and their tributaries, where fishing for brown, rainbow and brook trout is excellent. Cherohala Skyway (TN 165/NC143), a 43-mile National Scenic Byway, winds between Tellico Plains, Tenn. and Robbinsville, N.C. Tellico River Road (FR 210) offers intimate views of the river and 90-foot Bald River Falls.

Spend the night at the historic Donley Cabin and check out CCC structures at Tellico Ranger Station and Dam Creek Picnic Area. Hike across the area on the Benton MacKaye Trail. Camp at sites along Tellico River or in Indian Boundary Recreation Area just off Cherohala Skyway.

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USDA Forest Service
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Tellico River Area is located in Tennessee
Latitude
35.3201 N
Longitude
-84.1445 W
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Sweet Spot by the River

Nice spot by the creek. Beware of bear hunting season - hunters driving by with baying hounds at all hours of the night. Didn't help that we got the spot right by the road. Still a nice spot, definitely were a few permanent residents at the site with tied-out dogs and schoolbuses and such…