What Should I Know?
Whitewater activity generally runs from June to September when releases from Lake Blue Ridge dam increase the flow of the water on the Toccoa/Ocoee River.
Interpretive hikes on the Old Copper Road Trail are offered.
Conservation Education programs can be scheduled for students.
Amenities: Restrooms, potable water, picnic area, and gift shop offering a selection of local crafts, souvenirs and outdoor wear. Fuel, food, shopping and sleeping accommodations are available in Ducktown, Copperhill, Benton and Cleveland, Tenn., reachable in under an hour.
Hours of operation: The center is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m. daily from mid-March to mid-November and from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from mid-November to mid-March; closed Christmas and New Year’s weekends. The outdoor areas are open year-round.
Fees: $3 for the lower main parking area. The administration building parking lot is free but is limited to 30 minutes.