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Hey gang, I'm planning a surprise camping/rafting trip for my girlfriend and I's anniversary.  She loves the NOC and the Ocoee, so I'm trying to put together a trip where we camp near the NOC, but raft down the Ocoee one of the days, then just lounge around and hike the other three.  What are my camping options in the area?  I cant ask her because its a surprise trip with friend of her coming from out of state.  Any help at all would be great.

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do you want car camping or hike in camping?
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from the NOC website, here's some options....


http://www.noc.com/whitewa....ea-info
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the Forest Service has several campgrounds in the Ocoee/Hiwassee area:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activit....ctid=29

we went up to float the Ocoee on a recent weekend and stayed at Parksville Lake CG which is right on the lake ... very nice campground ... much smaller than i was expecting, which was nice.


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If you want rustic you could camp at the Fontana "Hilton" It's a huge AT shelter right on Fontana Lake with a huge fire pit & large camping are & with shwers & bathhouse.  & It's FREE : O )

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The "Hilton" sleeps about 30 & there are cool things to do, such as hike across the dam & up the AT to Shuckstack Firetower, fish, paddle the lake & such

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Thanks for all the replies  sadly, the bosslady has decided that its too cold for her to go careening down a river, so it'll be strictly camping and whatever else we find to do in the area.  Thanks for the help, Im hoping to set up a basecamp and spend a night at the Hilton.

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Didn't know when you were going, but be sure to let us know how the trip went!

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