Take a trip back in time, slow down, and discover historic sites, produce stands, pick-your-own, local museums, art galleries, cafes, and other local flavors.
Relax on a 44-acre lake, explore a world beyond our own in a state-of-the-art planetarium, and view native animals up close and in their natural setting.
This 105-acre historic park just upstream from the falls of the scenic Nolichucky River is maintained as a memorial to David Crockett. This area includes a limestone marker and replica cabin, as well as visitor center exhibits.
Lakeshore Marina is a full-service facility easily accessible from US Highway 321. Enjoy fishing in the clean waters of Watauga Lake, or treat yourself to a memorable picturesque ride in one of our rental ski or pontoon boats.
Located on TN Hwy 143 at the base of the majestic 6,285 Roan Mountain, Roan Mountain State Park encompasses more than 2,000 acres dominated by rich hardwood forest along rugged ridges.
The park is surrounded on three sides by the Cherokee National Forest. The steep, rugged terrain is drained by numerous cool mountain streams including its namesake, Rocky Fork Creek, which flows through the park.
Located on the banks of the Nolichucky River, NOLI is the region’s first comprehensive outdoor school offering courses in kayak, canoe, water safety, wilderness medicine, survival, conservation, as well as special events, pottery and art classes.
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historic events that occurred in the late 18th century.
Mountain River Guides offers caving, guided fishing, rafting, SUP and tubing from an outfitter you know and trust. Experience outdoor adventure at its finest with whitewater rafting on the French Broad, Nolichucky and Watauga Rivers.
Warriors’ Path State Park was named for the Great Cherokee War and Trading Path. Since that time, the park land has known a long history of travelers and is still a pathway for modern-day outdoor enthusiasts.
BRPA is comprised of attractions that serve visitors along the scenic corridor of the Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including communities in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and beyond.
Surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest and flanked by the Appalachian Mountains, Watauga Lake is one of the most scenic in the Tennessee River watershed, and offers access to the Appalachian Trail. Join in with the local sailing club by renting a boat at the local marina.
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