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Parksville Lake
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Better Half
N 35° 05.891 W 084° 38.656
16S E 714728 N 3886470
Quick Description: Cherokee National Forest Ocoee Scenic Byway
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2007 7:04:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM26ZE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member S10
Views: 37

Long Description:
Parksville Lake

What do the Cherokee Indians, 1850s copper miners and you have in common? The Ocoee Scenic Byway.

The Old Copper Road was completed in 1853 by the Cherokees who had escaped relocation to Oklahoma. This road provided the only way miners could get their copper ore from the Copper Basin to the railroad in Cleveland, Tennessee. Today, most of the road has been paved or is under water. A section of the original road still exists at the Ocoee Whitewater Center.

The Ocoee Scenic Byway follow the Ocoee River for 19 miles, with a seven-mile spur up Chillhowee Mountain on Forest Road 77. Along this route, you can experience a variety of outdoor activities, see spectacular mountain scenery and discover the breathtaking Ocoee River.

Take time to enjoy the beauty. Remember the roads are curvy and sometimes crowded, so stop only at designated pull-offs and parking areas. For your safety - be aware of the vehicles in front and behind you.
Location Name: Ocoee Scenic Byway

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