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Near to Chilhowee are several companies that offer White Water Rafting, Canoeing, and Kayaking on both the Ocoee and Hiwassee. Other forms of family recreation in the area include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, scenic train trips and much more.

There are many possibilities for camping & lodging nearby. Inquire about camping at the gliderport too (there is a shower in the club house).

See all lodging options.

River Trips

Quest Expeditions the best in Ocoee rafting & kayak instruction
Ocoee River Rats
Adventures Unlimited rafting, kayaking, mountain biking
Ocoee Adventure Center Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, kayaking
High Country Adventures
Outdoor Adventure Rafting
Cherokee Rafting
Cascade Outdoors
Webb Brothers Float Service raft or funyak rental plus shuttle service on the scenic Hiwassee River
Hiwassee Outfitters Whitewater rafting, Fly fishing (guide service & instruction), cabins & campgrounds

Other Close Attractions

Swift Air Museum, McMinn County Airport See vintage Swift aircraft and exhibits. Annual Swift National Fly-In/Airshow on Memorial Day weekend. Hours: 9:00-4:00 daily except Nov.-Mar. when the hours are 9:00-4:00 Mon.-Fri. 423-745-9547. Located off Hwy. 30 between Athens and Etowah on County Road 552.
L&N Depot/Railroad Museum U.S. Hwy. 411, 727 Tennessee Ave., Etowah 423-263-7840, 423-263-2228. The 18-room Victorian Depot is home to a railroad museum, art gallery and an area information center. FREE
Martin Campbell Field This is the other Polk County airport, operated by Whitewater Aviation Corporation.

Local Restaurants

Ocoee Gondolier near the Ocoee River on Hwy 64 - 3 miles east of Hwy 411
Farmhouse Family Restaurant About 7 miles North on 411 toward Etowah. Look for the cow shaped sign on the left then go 1 block west of 411 to 1201 Ohio Avenue 423-236-3276.
Scotties Restaurant on the west side of 411


Chattanooga Visitors Bureau Chattanooga is not far away. There are so many things to do in Chattanooga outside and inside!
Tennessee Aquarium See for yourself why visitors rate the Tennessee Aquarium number one for guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey with 10,000 animals.
Ruby Falls, Rock City Both of these attractions are on world-famous Lookout Mountain. Who would want to miss out on this kind of Americana?
Tennessee Vacation Planning Plan your trip now with this helpful guide.