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Obed Wild & Scenic River National Park

Rank: 178 10 Activites Email: obri_information@nps.gov Distance: 2.31 miles

The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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East Tennessee Crossing National Park

Distance: 18.86 miles

Drive the East Tennessee Crossing Byway and soak in the richness of the Tennessee landscape. This route follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and Thunder Road of moonshining lore. The byway begins with the nationally significant Cumberland Gap National Historical P...

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Norris Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Norris is a popular tourist and recreation destination, and in summer 2005 TVA opened a new visitor center at the dam. Visitors can learn about the history of Norris, hydropower operations, and TVA's management of the river system. The facility, located at the top of the dam, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. It's staffed by TVA retiree volunteers. ...

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Watts Bar Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Watts Bar, located about midway between Knoxville and Chattanooga, is one of nine TVA dams on the Tennessee River. The reservoir attracts millions of recreation visits each year for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and other outdoor activities. A scenic overlook near the dam provides visitors with a panoramic view of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. The dam was completed in Januar...

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Tellico Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Tellico Reservoir was planned as an extension of nearby Fort Loudoun Reservoir. Tellico Dam serves to divert water through a short canal into Fort Loudoun, linking the two reservoirs in their joint functions of flood control, power production, and improved navigation. They help regulate flooding downstream, especially at Chattanooga. The canal also allows barges to enter the Little Tennessee River...

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Fort Loudoun Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

More than two million outdoor enthusiasts visit Fort Loudoun Reservoir each year. The reservoir is known for its bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The wildlife viewing area is the best place to observe the seasonal bird population. Black-crowned night herons and osprey visit during the summer and late fall, and gulls migrate to the area in winter. Fort Loudoun is connected by a short ...

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Melton Hill Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Melton Hill Reservoir is on the Clinch River in east Tennessee. It extemds almost 57 miles upstream from Melton Hill Dam to Norris Dam. Unlike other TVA reservoirs, Melton Hill is not used for flood control. But because it's used for power production, the level of the water in the reservoir fluctuates about four feet throughout the year. The area around Melton Hill offers camping, sheltered pic...

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Fontana Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1300 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Fontana Reservoir occupies a site of particular splendor deep in the Great Smoky Mountains. Fishing, boating, and swimming are all popular at Fontana, but it is perhaps most appreciated by wilderness hikers and campers. The Appalachian Trail, which extends over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, crosses the top of Fontana Dam. The hot showers available at the trail shelter maintained by TVA hav...

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Great Falls Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 27.20 miles

Great Falls Dam, completed in 1916 by the Tennessee Electric Power Company for the purpose of power generation, was bought by TVA in 1939. The area surrounding Great Falls Reservoir is a scenic wilderness with numerous waterfalls, including the one that gives the reservoir its name. Whitewater rapids below the dam are world renowned for kayaking and canoeing and have been the site for national ...

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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Park

Rank: 101 14 Activites Email: biso_information@nps.gov Distance: 27.48 miles

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

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Cherohala Skyway National Park

Phone: (919)-733-4171 Distance: 53.17 miles

The Skyway offers the cultural heritage of the Cherokee tribe and early settlers in a grand forest environment in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant fall foliage, as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent and seldom-seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forests.

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Cherohala Skyway - Tennessee National Park

Phone: (423)-253-2520 Distance: 53.17 miles

The Skyway presents the cultural heritage of the Cherokee tribe and early settlers in a grand forest environment in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant fall foliage, as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent and seldom-seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forests.

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Citico Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 56.20 miles

The Citico Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 16,226 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Tennessee. In 1984 the Citico Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of...

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Daniel Boone National Forest Park

17 Activites Email: mailroom_r8_daniel_boone@fs.fed.us Distance: 56.37 miles

The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hiking and fishing are just a few of the many attractions that draw more than one million visitors to the forest each year. Other opportunities include Target Shooting, Caving and Geocaching. Abundant wildlife, lush vegetation, magnificent scenery, numerous recreation opportunities, and campground ev...

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Dale Hollow Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (931)-243-3136 Distance: 57.85 miles

Dale Hollow Lake is a vacation destination that borders the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse o...

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Rank: 86 6 Activites Email: CUGA_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 58.25 miles

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

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Beaver Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 58.30 miles

The Beaver Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 4,753 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Kentucky. In 1975 the Beaver Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Gee Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 58.51 miles

The Gee Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 2,493 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Tennessee. In 1975 the Gee Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...in...

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Bald River Gorge Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 59.30 miles

The Bald River Gorge Wilderness now contains a total of 3,721 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Tennessee. In 1984 the Bald River Gorge Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an...

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Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 60.23 miles

The Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness now contains a total of 17,394 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. North Carolina contains approximately 13,562 acres. Tennessee contains approximately 3,832 acres. In 1975 the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational act...

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Laurel River Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (606)-864-6412 Distance: 60.80 miles

Laurel River Lake is situated within the boundaries of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail passes through the Laurel damsite.

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Lake Cumberland National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-679-6337 Distance: 63.23 miles

Located on the Cumberland River, Wolf Creek Dam holds back waters producing the 100 mile long reservoir known as Lake Cumberland. The lake is one of the largest lakes east of the Mississippi River and is a cherished vacation destination for millions of visitors each year. The lake?s close proximity to major highways and interstates, breathtaking natural beauty, miles of open waters, hundreds of ...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rank: 3 8 Activites Distance: 64.08 miles

Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.

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Cherohala Skyway - North Carolina National Park

Phone: (828)-479-6431 Distance: 64.28 miles

Travel the Cherohala Skyway and enjoy panoramic vistas as you wind through the Southern Appalachian high country. Spectacular mountain views of Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests stretch out before you. Spot an impressive variety of flora and fauna from a series of pull-offs. Picnic spots and short trails enhance your visit.

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Center Hill Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (931)-858-3125 Distance: 70.53 miles

Facilities located at Center Hill Lake include Edgar Evins State Park and the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts. Burgess Falls State Natural Area and Rock Island State Park are also located on the lake.

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