Partners with You!

"TRACK Trail" for Kids - Grand Opening June 11!

The Partners are proud to sponsor the first TRACK Trail in the State of Tennessee. TRACK Trails are part of the popular Kids in Parks program, an expanding network of family-friendly outdoor adventures located in multiple states. Each TRACK Trail features self-guided brochures and signs that turn each visit into a fun and exciting outdoors experience. Best of all, kids can earn prizes for tracking their adventures.

A Grand Opening event will start at 11:00 a.m. at the Chilhowee Recreation Area. Members of the public are invited to attend the opening ceremony, then walk the new trail and enjoy McCamey Lake and other nearby recreation amenities. To attend the event, drive to the U.S. Forest Service Ocoee Ranger District Office, 3171 Hwy 64 in Benton TN  37307. Follow the signs to the recreation area. There is no entry fee, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day.


Partners with You!

Our mission is to provide the public with current information about issues and resources related to the Cherokee National Forest. We are also directly involved in work projects in various locations within the Forest.
The non-profit Partners of Cherokee National Forest work year-round to promote appreciation, enjoyment, and use of one of America's greatest national treasures. Each year over one million people visit the Cherokee Forest. You can support the Forest and its activities by becoming a Member and/or a Volunteer.

Announcing the Cherokee National Forest Adventure Map

Outdoor recreation is one of the favorite uses of the Forest. The Partners have published a new "Adventure Map" (left) specifically to help you enjoy one of America's greatest national treasures. The map includes family-friendly campsites, fishing areas, lakes, hikes, and other points of interest within the Forest. For ordering info, click on the "Maps & Merchandise" tab.

About The Partners

In early 2002, concerned citizens came together to form a coalition to support the Cherokee National Forest. Partners have found dozens of ways to support and uphold the rich diversity of uses for the Forest. You can support the Forest and its activities by becoming a Member.

We are a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization whose purpose is to provide support for multiple-use forest management projects and activities in the Cherokee National Forest. Partners are represented by board members who work hand-in-hand with the USDA Forest Service and the public to ensure that The Cherokee National Forest is positioned to serve those enjoying it now and for generations to come.

NOTE: Due to weather conditions, the Wildflower Walk has been cancelled.