Located in northeast Tennessee’s beautiful Johnson County, Doe Mountain Recreation Area features 8,600 acres of protected mountain terrain and trails perfect for four season OHV wilderness adventures. Bring your own off-highway vehicle or rent from one of our nearby providers, then escape into stunning, rugged natural scenery for an unforgettable expedition. Start your weekend getaway here to take in all the area has to offer, including Gentry Creek Falls, Watauga Lake, and the Virginia Creeper Trail. Whether you prefer a brief outing into the wild before dining and shopping in downtown Mountain City, or if you want to enjoy a full day of family fun experiencing nature, Doe Mountain is the perfect place for your next outdoor adventure!
The Doe Mountain Adventure Center, located at the Harbin Hill Trailhead, serves as the base camp for all mountain activities and is where we hold safety classes, nature programs, and outdoor adventure expositions. It is also our Trail Information Center, where you can purchase user permits and obtain trail maps and books.
The Kettlefoot Fire Tower stands atop Doe Mountain at 3,889' elevation. The 60' tower has 96 steps to the cab. Breathtaking views into Tennessee and North Carolina reward those who venture to the top! Chimney Rock Overlook is a short, uphill, intermediate level walk that is rewarded by breathtaking views of Roan Creek Valley and beyond.
Johnson County, Tennessee, is known as the Jewel of the Appalachian High Country. We are fortunate to have many different local businesses providing services that will make your trip memorable. These services include comfortable accommodations, enjoyable camping venues, good food, nearby gas stations, and unique shopping opportunities.
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