2016 Airstream Other
2016 Airstream Other
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Ducktown, Tennessee is a town at a crossroads in the southeastern corner of Tennessee. The city is situated close to the Georgia border as well as the North Carolina border. You could be in either of those states in a short amount of time when you rent an RV in Ducktown.
Ducktown was originally founded in 1847 as a town to support copper mining operations. The town operated as a copper mining town until 1987. Prior to settlement by Americans, the town was settled by the Cherokee. They named the town Kawana, which means Ducktown; it was named for Chief Duck.
Ducktown is located between Murphy, North Carolina, and Cleveland, Tennessee, and is located in the Ocoee River watershed. Access to the river provides a huge opportunity to venture out into the great outdoors. This location is a perfect destination to park your Ducktown motorhome rental and head out to see all the watershed has to offer.
When you book an RV in Ducktown, you will have access to several unique recreational locales, including the Ocoee River, which is dammed at three different points to generate electricity in the Tennessee Valley. In the early 1990s, the river was the site of Olympic whitewater rafting events. After that, the facilities have been used for professional and amateur whitewater rafting. If you feel up for the challenge, there are several companies that will take you on tours of the rapids.
In addition to rafting on the river, the wilderness around the river is great for camping or hiking. There are many trails and campgrounds through the Thunder Rock recreation area for you to park your Ducktown camper rental and set off for a day hike into the great unknown.
Horseback riding is a popular adventure around the city and the Ocoee River. The hills that were once sources of copper and the trails through them are now common sites for horseback riding. Several companies are available in the area that runs guided tours for children and adults of all different skill levels. Some of them also offer pony rides for small children.
For the avid outdoorsy type, head off to explore the wilderness and the beautiful Southern trees from a different perspective, a canopy tour. A canopy tour typically involves suspended rope bridges and zip lines that will take you through the tops of trees. What a wild ride this would be!
When you rent a motorhome in Ducktown, TN, you will need somewhere to park for the night. The Ducktown area caters to out-of-town visitors.
Thunder Rock Recreation Area in the Cherokee National Forest offers campsites. Showers and restrooms are available as well as electrical hookups for your RV.
Peachtree Cove RV Park located in Murphy, NC features 30 amp and 50 amp electrical hookups for your RV. All of their sites are located beside the Valley River and offers a nature walk where you are able to spend the afternoon hiking. They’re also a pet-friendly park so don't forget to bring that adorable pooch you have!
Blue Ridge Lodge and RV Park located in Morganton, Georgia is another option. The park offers RV park sites as well as hotel rooms. The park is located across from Lake Blue Ridge and has views of the mountains. Long term and short term stays are welcome.
Should you need a quick overnight stay, consider Walmart, truck stops, and larger grocery stores. There are also at least four Walmart Supercenters near Ducktown where camping may be offered. Just make sure to ask the manager for permission before parking for the night.
There's a multitude of attractions located near Ducktown that provide a variety of fun for people of all ages. The Ducktown Basin Museum is an interesting stop. The museum is part of the Burra Burra Mine Historic Site. The mine was operational from 1899 to 1959. Over those sixty years, miners extracted 14 million metric tons of copper. The mine is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Cruise on over in your Ducktown motorhome rental and enjoy taking in some history.
History buffs head over to the Nancy Ward Tomb in Benton, Tennessee. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. Nancy Ward was a Cherokee woman who sought to better relations between the Cherokee and white settlers. She is often called “The Pocahontas of Tennessee.” Her tomb is a powerful piece of Tennessee history. Her brother and son are also buried on the property.
If breweries are a passion of yours, Polk County and Ducktown is the place for you. With over ten breweries in the area, you will find something you like.
If it's a taste of the warm Tennessee sunshine you are seeking, consider a camper rental in Ducktown. Enjoy the local southern cuisine, watch a sunset, enjoy a hike, and take in the spectacular landscape. Rent an RV in Ducktown, TN and explore The Volunteer State!