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These internationally-recognized white water sites are well known for their scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

Floating, canoeing and rafting constitute the major attraction for both the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers. Based on the International Scale of River Difficulty, the rivers have Class I, II, III, IV and V rapids. While both locations are exceptional white water settings, users should be aware that even placid looking streams are potentially hazardous for those unskilled and unfamiliar with the basic techniques of floating or water safety.

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is home to the Gee Creek, which is a 47-site primitive tent campground. Each site a table, fire ring and grill. Adjacent is the Gee Creek Wilderness of the Cherokee National Forest.

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park was the first river managed in the State Scenic River program. A 23-river mile section, from the North Carolina to U.S. Hwy. 411 north of Benton, has been declared a Class III partially developed river. This stretch of river offers canoeing, rafting, fishing, hiking and nature photography. A scenic portion of the John Muir trail winds through the river gorge. Numerous public access sites provide boat launch ramps.

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park is also a popular fishing stream and anglers of all ages enjoy fine catches of large-mouth bass, yellow perch, catfish and brown and rainbow trout. The latter two species are stocked by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Park Trail Maps

Looking for a trail map? Click the link below to see a list of the maps available at this park. The page includes all the trail maps we have available, organized by park. We have free and paid options that provide you the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee.


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  • COVID-19 Updates for Overnight Guests

    Tennessee State Parks are open for day-use visitors and overnight guests. We do provide travel tips and FAQs for those wishing to visit our parks.

    Please see our Keeping Visitors Healthy page to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Generators No Longer Allowed at Hiwassee Ocoee Campground

    Gee Creek Campground at Hiwassee Ocoee State Park is a primitive campground. As such, effective June 1, 2021, the use of generators will no longer be allowed.

Hiwassee / Ocoee Scenic River State Park


404 Spring Creek Road
Delano, TN 37325


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Free admission to the Park


8:00 AM to 7:00 PM - Summer
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Winter

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