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.
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.
Open during all 4 seasons.
FeesNo fee required.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are allowed if on a leash.
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".