Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton

Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain

Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County

Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

Tennessee’s Mountain Playground

As a gateway to the Southern Highlands, Carter County is known for its beautiful natural sites. From the Watauga River, a trophy trout stream, to the peaceful waters of Watauga Lake, along the winding Appalachian Trail to the mile high Rhododendron Gardens on Roan Mountain, there’s something for everyone.

With the 2000 mile Appalachian Trail as the centerpiece, hikers, campers, walkers and nature enthusiasts have a wide selection of destinations. Waterfalls, lakes, mountain views and trails through peaceful forests allow visitors to choose any level of activity (or inactivity) that suits their fancy.

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, a summer get-away, or maybe even a new place to call home, Carter County is the place for you. Come on down and visit Tennessee’s Mountain Playground!

 

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County employee celebrates 40-year milestone

                                          Four decades is a long time. For 40 years now, Willie Campbell has been punching the clock at the Carter County Highway Department to help serve the needs of his community. Monday marked the special milestone in Campbell’s career. During his tenure with the department Campbell has worked in a variety of

Carter County, EMS service join forces for life-saving partnership

                                      A Carter County official and a local emergency service have partnered up on a project aimed at helping to save lives. Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett and the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad joined forces recently to place two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in county buildings. One of those AED