Directions from Atlanta to Copperhill and the Ocoee River:
From Atlanta to our outpost, take I-75 North out of Atlanta and about 20 miles north of the city take the exit for I-575 (Exit 268). Stay on this highway – it will change to Hwy 515 or 5, but it is the same highway. You will pass by small towns – Jasper, Ellijay, Cherry Log and enter Blue Ridge. Turn left at the traffic light in Blue Ridge onto Highway 5 north at the McDonald’s Restaurant.
Stay on highway 5 for about 10 miles to McCaysville, GA. In McCaysville, you will cross the river bridge (this is the Ocoee!), you and enter Tennessee and the town of Copperhill. The road ends at a three way stop, and you turn left. You are now on Hwy 68 north in Tennessee.
You will go about three miles on Hwy 68, past a big historic copper-smelting factory, up to Highway 64. (Watch for the sign to the Ocoee River on the right) After taking the exit ramp for Hwy 64, turn left on 64 west. You will see a Piggly Wiggly grocery, and a couple of motels. This is Ducktown! Continue on Hwy 64 about 2 1/2 miles and our Outpost will be on the right in the log cabin with a big blue sign out front saying Ocoee Adventure Center.