Tennessee State Parks

Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park



The Hiwassee Scenic River flows through the Cherokee National Forest and Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park. It is a regulated river heavily used by rafters and kayakers at high flows but you can also hire a guide to fish from a drift boat.  Wade fishing is limited to low flow periods. Fishing is decent for   Largemouth Bass, yellow perch, catfish, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. Fishing for trout is best fall through late spring during the stocking seasons.  Many anglers flyfish but other tackle is just as effective. A trout stamp is required.


Gee Creek Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Easy


Shorebirds, Osprey and Eagles take advantage of the river’s abundant fish.