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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Unaka Mountains

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Unaka Mountains

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Unaka Mountains

Viewing Scenery

OHV Trail Riding

Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Unaka Mountains

Target Shooting

Areas for Target Shooting at Unaka Mountains


Areas for Picnicking at Unaka Mountains

Group Picnicking

Areas for Group Picnicking at Unaka Mountains

Scenic Driving

Areas for Scenic Driving at Unaka Mountains

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Unaka Mountains


Areas for Swimming at Unaka Mountains

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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