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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Plans for Carter County resort to be unveiled at upcoming meeting

ELIZABETHTON STAR - Carter County residents will get their first look at plans for a new lakeside resort planned for the Watauga Lake area during Tuesday’s Carter County Planning Commission meeting at 3 p.m. The project, being developed by Daniel Goodhall and his family, is one he says could one day provide

Animal Shelter to host seminar on feral cat population

The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter will be hosting a special seminar to address the problem of feral cats in the community. The seminar will take place on Monday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at the Carter County Courthouse. For more information on the seminar, please contact the

Carter Planning Commission litter complaints upheld in court

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - A chancellor ruled Wednesday against the owners of five parcels the Carter County Planning Commission argued were in violation of the Carter County Litter Regulations. These properties have been before the Planning Commission for a lengthy period because of the alleged violations. After hearing testimony in the five cases,