Description - The Hiwassee Ranger District is located in the southern portion of the Cherokee National Forest. Within this district there are a variety of facilities that permit a myriad of activities. Many of the trails in this district lead into the Gee Creek Wilderness area.
- Trails that cover a wide area and lead to several interesting features are the highlight of this district. Hikers and backpackers will enjoy trips to the Gee Creek Wilderness Area, Lowry Falls and other interesting natural features.
Recreation - A variety of recreational pursuits are accessible within this Ranger District. The list includes hiking, camping, swimming, fishing, hunting, off-road vehicle use, picnicking, scenic driving and viewing wildlife.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees F. Summers full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cooling fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant foliage colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall color change.
The Hiwassee Ranger District is located in the southern portion of the Cherokee National Forest.