COVID-19 UPDATES: Keeping Visitors Healthy

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park

Fishing

2020 COVID-19 Update

Most state park boat rental operations will open this summer. Hours and operating procedures will vary by park. Each park will implement additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect park staff and visitors and encourage social distancing. All boaters are encouraged to bring their own life jacket or approved personal floatation device (PFD).


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. Anglers can catch 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.