Ocoee Scenic Byway
View of Parksville Lake in Cherokee National Forest [http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5366837.jpg] The first designated national forest scenic byway in the nation includes 26 miles of US 64 and Forest Road 77. The two-lane route winds past Parksville Lake, through the scenic rocky bluffs of Ocoee River Gorge and past the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Take a side trip up the 7-mile Chilhowee Scenic Spur, Forest Road 77, to Chilhowee Recreation Area. Take in long-range views of the Tennessee Valley, Cumberland Mountains and into the mountains of Georgia. From several overlooks you can spread a picnic or take a short hike.