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Goforth Creek

National Forest
One of the many falls that are along Goforth Creek. – Bruce Walters

Goforth Creek in the Cherokee National Forest is a beautiful clear freshwater stream that bubbles out the side of the Southern Appalachian mountains and runs through several miles of pristine forest before emptying into the Ocoee River in Polk County, Tennessee. There is a small parking lot that leads to a very easy trail that goes for a mile or so along the stream. During spring and fall during heavy rains it becomes a class 5 rapid for kayakers.

How to Get There

Travel west along Hwy 64 from Ducktown Tennessee along the historic Ocoee River Gorge and just past the Ocoee White Water Center you will see green forest service signs that say "Goforth Creek".

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed if on a leash.

Recreational Opportunities

Goforth Creek is a stocked trout stream and also has a hiking trail along much of it length. It's also a wonderful place for photography or just enjoying nature as it was meant to be. During heavy rains in spring and fall it's an excellent class 5 rapid for kayaking.


Seasons Accessible

Open during all 4 seasons.



No fee required.

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