Digital site passes now available for day use areas in Cherokee Nat’l Forest

Published 2:33 pm Friday, August 21, 2020

USDA Forest Service Officials have announced that digital site passes are now available for day use recreation areas in the Cherokee National ForestTo purchase a pass, go directly to, search “Cherokee National Forest Site Passes” at the homepage.
The Ocoee and Tellico Ranger Districts Pass is $3/vehicle per day and good at the following sites: Kings Slough Boat Launch, Parksville Beach, Parksville Boat Launch, East Parksville Boat Launch, Mac Point Beach, Chilhowee Recreation Area, the Ocoee Whitewater Center, Powerhouse Boat Launch, Towee Creek Boat Launch, Spring Creek Shooting Range, and Indian Boundary Recreation Area.
The Unaka and Watauga Ranger Districts Pass is $2/vehicle per day and good at the following sites: Bubbling Springs Shooting Range, Rock Creek Recreation Area, Scioto Shooting Range, Jacobs Creek Recreation Area, Little Milligan Boat Launch, Pond Mountain Shooting Range, Rat Branch Boat Launch, and Shook Branch Beach.
Some sites may have limited cell phone receptionso visitors should purchase site passes before heading to their destination. Site passes can be printed and placed on the dashboard.
Digital site passes can also be validated by Forest Service personnel through checking visitor license plates. Where cell service is available, site passes can be purchased on site using a mobile device.

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