Located in the southeast corner of Tennessee near Georgia and North Carolina, Ducktown’s mountain heritage is warm and inviting. Ducktown has easy access to many larger cities, including Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Asheville. For a day trip, we suggest:


  • Located on the grounds of the defunct Burra Burra Mine, the Ducktown Basin Museum explores the copper mining heritage of the area, including a museum and many of the original buildings.
  • The Cherokee National Forest covers more than 650,000 acres of land and features more than 600 miles of walking trails, seven whitewater rivers, 30 campgrounds and three large lakes.
  • Part of the Cherokee National Forest, the Big Frog Mountain Zone is close to Ducktown and offers backpacking and hiking trails as well as hunting, fishing and camping.
  • Just across the Georgia state line, Mercier Orchards allows visitors to pick their own fruit, including strawberries, cherries, blueberries and apples.
  • The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center website offers a variety of attractions, events and shopping just across the state line in Georgia.

Local Contact

Polk County Chamber of Commerce
1697 Highway 64
Benton, TN 37307
(423) 338-5040