Unaka Mountains


View of Nolichucky River in Cherokee National Forests

Backcountry trails, scenic driving and the Nolichucky River provide opportunities for outdoor adventure.  High elevation balds along the Unaka Mountain Range offer spectacular views.

Look for Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower located on the crest of Buffalo Mountain.  The zone is rich with Civilian Conservation Corps history:  view their legacy at Laurels, Rock Creek and Unaka Mountain Road.  Enjoy picnicking at Laurels, Limestone Cove, Rock Creek and Chestoa or camp at Rock Creek Recreation Area.   

Recreation Map

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