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Spend the weekend on the Hiwassee River at HIWASSEE OCOEE STATE PARK! We're taking over the entire Gee Creek Campground both Friday and Saturday nights and turning it into our homebase for the event. The campground is split into two parts, with designated sites on one side and "free range" group camping on the other. The group-camp side is where we'll set up the start/finish and Vendor Village, making it ideal for those folks who want to be close to the action. Both sides have access to a large bathhouse with sinks, commodes and hot showers. Click below to make your reservation!


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Paddling & Floating

With refreshingly cold water, the Hiwassee River is ideal for summer fun, and HIwassee Ocoee State Park is located just a few miles downstream from outfitters ready to set you up for a great day on the water! Or just bring your own equipment and set off on your own adventure from one of the nearby access points. Check out HiwasseeBlueway.com for more info! (If you need more excitement, head south to the Ocoee River, one of the most popular rafting and kayaking destinations in the country!)


Horseback Riding

Experience the national forest on horseback with our friends at Ocoee Horseride! 



With trails like Benton Mackaye, Chestnut Mountain Bluff, and Benton Falls just around the corner, Hiwassee Ocoee State Park is ideally situated for hiking the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains! Check out AllTrails.com for details! The Benton MacKaye Trail Association is another great resource for hiking and backpacking info. 



Flowing next to Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, the Hiwassee River offers some of the best fly fishing in the eastern U.S. The Hiwassee is a designated State Scenic River due to its pristine scenery and is nothing short of the perfect setting for casting! Click here for more info!


Train Ride

A wonderfully unique way to see the beauty of the mountains is on the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure, which takes you along the Hiwassee River and deep into the heart of the Cherokee National Forest. In addition to a scenic excursion, you also have the option of taking the train all the way to Copperhill! Click here for all the details!



Take in the beauty of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains soaring in a glider! Just a few miles from Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, the Chilhowee Gliderport offers rides, instructions and more. Check out Chilhowee.com for more info!


Wine Tasting

For a relaxing change of pace, head over to  Savannah Oaks Winery, Less than a mile and a half from Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, the winery offers free wine tasting and a gift shop loaded with Amish-made butter, cheese and meats. Click here for more info!

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Farmers Market

Just a couple of miles from Hiwassee Ocoee State Park is one of the best farmers markets in Tennessee - the Delano Community Farm Market - offering locally grown produce, baked goods and more. In keeping with Mennonite customs, everything is produced right there at the farm with no preservatives, dyes and additives - a difference you can taste! The scenery at the farm is pretty spectacular too! The farmers market is located at 163-285 Needle Eye Ln, Delano, TN 37325.