Ocoee Scenic Byway

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Ocoee Scenic Byway
Route information
Maintained by TDOT
Length: 26 mi[2][3] (42 km)
Existed: July 22, 1988 (1988-07-22)[1] – present
Component
highways:
Location
Counties: Polk
Highway system

The Ocoee Scenic Byway is a 26-mile (42 km) National Forest Scenic Byway and Tennessee Scenic Byway that traverses through the Cherokee National Forest, in East Tennessee. It features the Ocoee Whitewater Center and scenic bluffs along Ocoee River and Gorge.

Route description[edit]

The scenic byway traverses along 19 miles (31 km) of US 64/US 74, as it routes along the north banks of the Ocoee River. At Oswald Road (Forest Road 77), the 7-mile (11 km) Chilhowee Scenic Spur climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains. Various boating/fishing activities can be done at Parksville Lake; while canoeing, rafting and kayaking can be done at the Ocoee Whitewater Center, venue of the 1996 Olympic Canoe/Kayak Slalom Competition when the Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia. Majority of the scenic byway is two-lane, with some four-lane divided sections.

History[edit]

The Ocoee Scenic Byway was the first National Forest Scenic Byway in the nation, designated on July 22, 1988, by the United States Forest Service (USFS).[1]

Junction list[edit]

Ocoee Scenic Byway

The entire route is in Polk County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 SR 314 north (Parksville Road) – Benton Continuation as US 64/US 74
  3.0 4.8 Oswald Road (Forest Road 77) 7-mile (11 km) Chilhowee scenic spur
  5.1 8.2 SR 30 north – Reliance
  13.8 22.2 Little Gassaway Road (Forest Road 45) To Ocoee Dam No. 3
  19.0 30.6 Carrianne Hills Road Continuation as US 64/US 74
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ocoee National Forest Scenic Byway". Tennessee Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Google (November 26, 2014). "Ocoee Scenic Byway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Google (November 26, 2014). "Chilhowee Scenic Spur" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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