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part ofCherokee National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


The Quinn Springs Pavilion offers a covered picnic shelter for up to 50 people -- the perfect location for family reunions and church picnics.

Natural Features:

Named for the seeping spring just above it on the mountain side and nestled across the road from the Hiwassee State Scenic River, this covered pavilion is surrounded by a grove of large white oaks, hickories, and yellow poplars.


The Hiwassee River is a popular fishing destination and is located across the highway from Quinn Springs Pavilion. Nearby outfitters offer equipment rentals for rafting or kayaking and there is access to three hiking trails nearby.


The pavilion is covered and seats about 50 people. The site offers a large and small charcoal grill and other picnic sites are nearby if needed. There is a waterless, vault toilet. Come prepared with water as there is no potable water on site. Visitors may park in the graveled parking area.

Nearby Attractions:

Hiwassee State Scenic River, Oswald Dome Trail, Fisherman's Trail and Lowery Falls Trail are all nearby. Reliance Historic District is only a short drive away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Grills
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Quinn Springs Pavilion is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; there are no lights at this location.
  • Charcoal is available at the store on the corner of Hwy. 411 and 30, or in Reliance.
  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • All fires must be extinguished before leaving the area. Do not dump charcoal on the ground.
  • Dispose of all trash properly and leave the pavilion clean.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    35.22867, -84.54821
    35°13'43"N, 84°32'54"W

    The Quinn Springs Pavilion is located on Highway 30 about 6 miles south of Etowah, TN, and 6 miles north of Benton, TN. From Highway 411, turn on to Highway 30; campground is 0.3 miles on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    3171 Highway 64 East
    Benton  TN  37307

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (423)338-3300
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