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Kids Fishing Days slated
Date: April 17, 2014 - 10:13 | Views: 70 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The first event, hosted by the Forest Service, TWRA, and Trout Unlimited, will be held at Spring Creek on Saturday, April 26th from 7:00 am till 11:00 am.
Changes made at Tumbling Creek
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:54 | Views: 297 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
“We believe this was necessary to do in order to provide quality service and upkeep of other sites in the national forest that are more cost efficient to operate,” McDonald said.
Rail trips start April 5
Date: April 2, 2014 - 10:45 | Views: 203 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association (TOHA) is pleased to announce that reservations are now being taken for the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure.
Turkey shoot
Date: March 7, 2014 - 10:40 | Views: 358 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Rich Clayton “shot” these turkeys in the Cherokee National Forest with his favorite weapon - a camera.
Ocoee River most popular in nation
Date: May 31, 2013 - 12:06 | Views: 996 | Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes) | Comments: 0
Polk County’s Ocoee River has been named the most popular river in America for whitewater rafting, with nearly 230,000 visitors in 2012.
Recreation season beginning
Date: May 24, 2013 - 11:32 | Views: 830 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
U.S. Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest (Forest) said they are preparing for another busy outdoor recreation season.
Watch for flash flooding
Date: May 2, 2013 - 18:15 | Views: 860 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
A low-lying area can become a death trap in a matter of minutes.
Indian Boundary Overflow closed May 7-9
Date: April 22, 2013 - 10:59 | Views: 925 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Camping in the overflow section may resume as normal the evening of Thursday, May 9 at approximately 4 pm.
Kid's Fishing Days slated
Date: April 18, 2013 - 14:30 | Views: 1028 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Anglers 15 years and under are invited to try their luck at fishing.
Advance reservations accepted at Gee Creek
Date: April 18, 2013 - 14:00 | Views: 927 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Tennessee State Parks has unveiled its new customer-friendly campground reservation system.
Dome cars added to excursion
Date: March 15, 2013 - 14:00 | Views: 2704 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Beaverdam Bald Rd temporarily closed
Date: January 25, 2013 - 09:13 | Views: 1075 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Rail Adventures selling out fast
Date: October 8, 2012 - 12:47 | Views: 1553 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
All Saturday trips to Copperhill for the month of October have sold out.
Beware silent killer at campsites
Date: August 27, 2012 - 14:19 | Views: 2052 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
As Tennesseans pack up and head out to their favorite campsites, the State Fire Marshal's Office urges campers to be aware of carbon monoxide dangers in and around tents and RVs.
Campfire ban lifted
Date: August 16, 2012 - 14:55 | Views: 1480 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Tennessee State Parks system has lifted a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in state parks, which was put into place June 29, 2012, due to dry weather conditions and the potential for wildfire hazards.
State Parks ban campfires
Date: June 29, 2012 - 16:15 | Views: 1757 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
The Tennessee State Parks system is issuing a temporary ban on backcountry campfires in all state parks due to dry weather conditions that could increase the potential for wildfire hazards.
No fireworks in CNF
Date: June 29, 2012 - 12:09 | Views: 1657 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Beaverdam Road closure
Date: June 14, 2012 - 14:42 | Views: 2002 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Father/daughter duo enjoy hike
Date: April 27, 2012 - 14:44 | Views: 1600 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Scott Jones and daughter Abby recently enjoyed a backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail, starting at the Hwy. 68 and making their way down to the lower section
Part of Dragon closed
Date: March 16, 2012 - 13:39 | Views: 1696 | Rating: 0/5 (0 votes) | Comments: 0
Due to an early morning rockslide in Blount County, part of U.S. 129/State Route 115, known as “The Dragon,” is closed at the site of a rockslide, which occurred approximately nine miles north of the Tennessee-North Carolina state line.
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Kids Fishing Days slated
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