Local Businesses

The Overhill Country is a powerful tonic in more ways than moonshine. The same sparkling creeks that make great whiskey also prove perfect for white water rafting. Dozens of outfitters arrange trips on kayaks, canoes, rafts and tubes. The Ocoee, site of the l996 Olympic Kayak Championships draws expert and amateur white water enthusiasts from around the world. A rafting excursion on the Ocoee, under a brilliant sun, through the exposed rock faces of eroded mountains is of the film "Deliverance" without the catastrophes. The locals are quite hospitable and certainly civilized.

For nature-lovers, state parks beckon for hiking, bird-watching, camping and fishing. Although the Tennessee Valley Authority owns all the water, the fishing in the Tennessee River Gorge belongs to everyone. Fishing draws sportsmen from around the south to stay in the "resorts" that line the lake. Clean, comfortable accommodations and good country cooking make these little camps, called "resorts" by the locals, perfect for quiet family getaways. Watts Barr Resort has guest cottages, tennis, swimming a boat dock and a restaurant right at the Watts Bar Dam which is busily producing electricity for Mr. Roosevelt's TVA. If you've ever sung along to the rollicking country song, "Nickajack Lake", you're in the right place to make your own luck above Nickajack Dam.

From Atlanta, Overhill Country is about a two hour drive  (or quite less for your aircraft)  to take you back a century or two...to a time before television when a free people made creative use of their free time. And the magic they made, can still be heard, felt and tasted in Southeast Tennessee.

Feel free to click on the links and explore your next vacation here in the Blue Ridge mountains!

Local businesses and things to do!

Whitewater Rafting and Zip Line!
(Call ahead for reservations)

Local Transportation
Call Enterprise @ 706-632-6301

Cherokee National Forest Interests

Ducktown Adventures

Hiwassee River Rail Loop

Horseback Riding in the Cherokee National Forest

El Rio Mexican Restaurant

Cabin Rentals

Tank Town USA--Drive a tank! Crush cars!
Watch youtube video!

Polk County Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee Hospitality!
(Click on pictures to open website)

The Company House Bed & Breakfast Inn
(They'll provide
airport transportation!)

Ocoee River Inn (They'll also provide transportation)

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