Parksville Overlook

Polk County, TN

This ride will take you South West down through Vonore, through Belltown, to Tellico Plains down through Farner, Turtletown, Ducktown, over to the Parksville Lake Overlook, up to the CCC Gazebo, back down to Ocoee, Reliance, Tellico Plains, Vonore, Greenback and back to SMH-D. The 7-mile drive up Chilhowee Mountain to Chilhowee Recreation Area features three overlooks with expansive views of the Cherokee National Forest and Parksville Lake (aka Lake Ocoee).

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain HD
  2. Head toward W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.3 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Ross Dr. Go for 0.2 mi.
  5. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  6. Turn left onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Clendenen Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  8. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.
  9. Turn left onto Clover Hill Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  10. Continue on Calderwood Hwy (US-129). Go for 0.6 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Old Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  12. Turn right onto Brick Mill Rd (TN-336). Go for 0.2 mi.
  13. Turn left onto Old Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  14. Turn slightly left onto Nine Mile Rd. Go for 2.4 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Thompson Bridge Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  16. Continue on Thompson Bridge Rd. Go for 472 ft.
  17. Continue on Big Gully Rd. Go for 1.9 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Highway 72 E (TN-72). Go for 5.9 mi.
  19. Turn left onto US Highway 411 S (US-411). Go for 2.7 mi.
  20. Turn left onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 22.2 mi.
  21. Turn right onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  22. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.7 mi.
  23. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68 N) toward Coker Creek. Go for 23.5 mi.
  24. Turn left onto Highway 123 (TN-123). Go for 1.2 mi.
  25. Continue on Highway 294 (NC-294). Go for 7.2 mi.
  26. Turn right onto Candy Mountain Rd. Go for 3.5 mi.
  27. Turn left onto Wehutty Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  28. Continue on New Stansbury Rd. Go for 4.9 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 4.5 mi.
  30. Take ramp toward US-64 W/US-74 W. Go for 0.2 mi.
  31. Turn left onto Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 0.2 mi.
  32. Continue on Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 18.2 mi.
  33. Turn right onto Ocoee Scenic Bywy. Go for 6.1 mi.
  34. Optional stop Parksville Lake Overlook
  35. Continue on Oswald Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  36. Arrive at CCC Gazebo.

Segment #2

  1. Start at CCC Gazebo
  2. Head toward Benton Springs Rd on Oswald Rd. Go for 6.4 mi.
  3. Optional stop Parksville Lake Overlook
  4. Continue on Ocoee Scenic Bywy. Go for 217 ft.
  5. Turn left onto Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 2.1 mi.
  6. Turn left onto Highway 30 (TN-30). Go for 9.1 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Tellico-Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 7.1 mi.
  8. Continue on Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 7.9 mi.
  9. Continue on Mecca Pike (TN-39). Go for 3.8 mi.
  10. Continue on Mecca Pike. Go for 0.2 mi.
  11. Optional stop at Shell Tellico Plains
  12. Turn left onto Bank St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  13. Turn right onto Fairview Rd. Go for 9.3 mi.
  14. Turn right onto Ballplay Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Griffith Branch Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  16. Turn right onto Povo Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 2.8 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Highway 411 (US-411). Go for 3.1 mi.
  19. Turn left onto E Coast Tellico Pkwy. Go for 2.0 mi.
  20. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 3.0 mi.
  21. Continue on Morganton Rd. Go for 9.4 mi.
  22. Turn left onto William Blount Dr (TN-335). Go for 1.3 mi.
  23. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  24. Continue on S Old Glory Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  25. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.7 mi.
  26. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD. Your destination is on the right.