Tellico Plains Ranger Station

The Original “Ranger’s House”

Free Admission Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00a – 4:30p

Contact

Tellico Ranger District
250 Ranger Station Road
Tellico Plains TN 37385
423-253-8400

More Information

The Tellico Plains Ranger Station is a restored Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camp. It was the first CCC camp in the southeastern United States, and one of the first in the nation. CCC Company 1453 from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia established the camp, constructing the Ranger Station and associated buildings. The station is in use today by the Cherokee National Forest but it has been lovingly restored to retain its 1930’s architectural integrity. A portion of the station is dedicated to displaying CCC memorabilia. The original “Ranger’s House” was recently rehabilitated and is now offered as a facility to house research workers and volunteers.

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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Places to stay near here

FIND COMFORT NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE

The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

America’s Best Value

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Tellico Vacations

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I-75 Campground

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Hunt’s Lodge Campground

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Scottish Inn

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Mountain Creek Hideaway

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The Lodge at Tellico

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Super 8

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Cherohala Motorcycle Resort

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