Tellico Plains offers those who like to be off road and four-wheel driving the place to do it! It is maintained by the US Forest Service, and for a mere $5, you can ride all day long. A $30 annual permit is also available. Jeeps, Bronco’s, ATV’s, Quads, Dirt Bikes, all those types of off road machines are welcome! If you ride an ATV or dirt bike, just be sure to bring a helmet because the USFS requires you wear one on their trails.
From Murphy, Tellico is located to the North on Davis Creek Road. From there, there’s all sorts of cabin rentals, Jeep repair centers, and other small businesses oriented toward making your off-road stay a better experience. If it’s important to you, be sure to ask if your cabin has electricity because some out there don’t.
One of the most exciting events hosted in Tellico is the Jeep Jamboree.
Tellico is an extraordinarily fun place to spend the day if you love the outdoors and gas-powered toys. While you’re out riding, be sure to be safe. Davis Creek Road and many of the trails in Tellico drop of steeply on the mountain with no gaurd rails. Be sure to slow down and take a steady pace because the mountains are unforgiving.
For a map or more information, contact:
Tusquitee Ranger District, 123 Woodland Drive, Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: (828) 837-5152, Fax: (828) 837-8510
Directions to Tellico Plains from Murphy, NC– From the McDonalds in Murphy on Highway 64, turn North (left) onto Hiwassee Street and go to the first traffic light. Turn left at onto Tennessee Street and leave town. The road becomes Joe Brown Highway (there is a couple of places along here to buy gas) continue for 2.8 miles until you come to a blinking caution light. Turn right at caution light and continue for approx. 5.5 miles and turn right onto Davis Creek Road. Pavement will end soon and the US Forest Service entrance station will be on your left. Trail #1 starts here and continues through the ORV area and turns into River Road at the NC & TN state line.
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