Hiwassee River Picnic Area

Cherokee National Forest, Near Reliance, Tennessee

Hiwassee River Picnic Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


View of Hiwassee River Picnic Area in Cherokee National Forest

Located on the Hiwassee River just off State Highway 30, this beautiful picnic area has well spaced sites situated among large oaks, hickories and beeches.

Visitors can explore several trails in the area. The Fisherman's Trail offers the angler opportunites to cast his line at one of the many popluar fishing spots. Spanking Stump Trail is a short interpretive hike and Oswald Dome Trail takes hikers to the top of Oswald Dome (elevation 3,000 ft.). Wildlife openings and abundant wildflowers in the spring are combined with several vistas of the Hiwassee River.