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Ducktown, Tennessee

Ducktown, Tennessee, with a population of 625, is located in Polk County, TN and is 49 miles from Chattanooga, TN.

Ducktown, Tennessee was established in 1838. Ducktown is a classic mining town.

The closest airport is McMinn County Airport (MMI).

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cherokee national forest

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The Cabins at Copperhill
Pool House near Ocoee Whitewater
Pool House near Ocoee Whitewater
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The Kayak
Bunkhouse Annex & Jail
Bunkhouse Annex & Jail
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Eula Mae
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Treehouse Stamish Castle

Rafting Tennessee’s Ocoee River erases memories of pandemic couch surfing

Ducktown Attractions:

Chattanooga Choo Choo - one of the South's most renowned and unique landmarks. This 24-acre vacation and convention complex is located in the heart of Chattanooga and has something for everyone. The Choo Choo combines history and fun in a delightful blend that appeals to visitors of all ages.

Burra Burra Mine site, located on the edge of Ducktown, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cahutta Wilderness Area - The Cohutta Mountains comprise the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. There are more than 40,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee (where its known as Big Frog Wilderness Area). The Cohutta Mountains are part of the oldest known mountains in the world. They run from Fannin County northeast to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where they are known as the Smoky Mountains, and once bordered a prehistoric ocean. Peaks in the Cohutta Mountains rise to 4,200 feet, and there are more than a hundred miles of hiking trails. Within the Wilderness Area itself are 13 trails that total more than 87 miles of unusual remote hiking. Other than on the popular Jacks River Trail, it is possible to hike in this area for days during the Spring and Fall and not see other backpackers. Two rivers, Conasauga and Jacks, flow through the Cohuttas, forming the major valleys on the east and west sides of the Wilderness Areas. In the river valleys the flora is outstanding.

Cherokee National Forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border. The 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee. It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world's most diverse areas. These mountains are home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. The forest offers 30 developed campgrounds, 30 picnic areas, 700 miles of trail, hundreds of miles of cold water streams, seven whitewater rivers, thousands of acres of dispersed opportunities, and abundant populations of wildlife.

Ocoee River Gorge - TVA manages three dams which feed the whitewater rafting course and the rafting area by regular releases of water from the dams. Site of the 1996 Summer Olympics whitewater competitions, the Ocoee offers a mile-long Olympic whitewater course and a four-and-a-half-mile rafting area. The beautiful wooded peaks of Cherokee National Forest rise above the river, and Parksville Reservoir is located behind Ocoee Dam No. 1. Opportunities abound for swimming, picnicking, and boating. The shore of the reservoir features U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, as well as a commercially run inn.

Ocoee Whitewater Center - Consisting of a four-acre recreation area, the Ocoee Whitewater Center offers water play, picnicking, hiking, biking, a nature-oriented gift shop, environmental education programs, a 7,200 sq. ft. visitors center, year-round special events, and provides a playground for whitewater rafting and kayaking. Hosting approximately 300,000 visitors each year.


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