Cherokee National Forest

The Ocoee/Tellico district of the Cherokee National Forest is located in Polk and Monroe Counties, east and northeast of Chattanooga in the Appalachian Mountains.

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Covering a combined 298,456 acres, the South Cherokee Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Region III is open for hunting small and large game, including wild hog, black bear, white tail deer, turkey, and grouse.

All hunting areas are managed in cooperation with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and all hunters are subject to TWRA rules and regulations.

Activity type
Licensed hunters only: shotgun, muzzleloader, rifle, handgun, archery equipment, dogs (with some restrictions)

Related activities
Camping, hiking, backpacking, day hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, flat water kayaking, canoeing, SUP

Ocoee Ranger District Map
Tellico Ranger District Map

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Ocoee Ranger Station 
50.5 miles | 55 minutes

GPS Coordinates
35.099443, -84.609380

Google Map to Ocoee Ranger Station

Contact information
Ocoee Ranger District
3171 Highway 64
Benton TN 37307-5823
(423) 338-3300
Tellico Ranger District
250 Ranger Station Road
Tellico Plains TN 37385
(423) 253-8400

TWRA Hunter Information
Cherokee National Forest Hunting Information


Cherokee National Forest