Springtime at Carter Mansion, Elizabethton


Summer at the Rhododendron Festival, Roan Mountain


Fall at Ripshin Lake, Carter County


Snow covered Roan Mountain, Carter County

“Naturally Nice”

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, we’re Naturally Nice!

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Assisting in Carter County Spay/Neuter Project – Foster Homes Desperately Needed for Semi-Social Kittens

                          Asheville, N.C. based Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is assisting the Carter County Mayor’s Office with a large colony of community cats. The 80-100 cat colony will be trapped, spayed/neutered, rabies vaccinated, and returned to their caregiver after recovery from spay/neuter surgery. Brother Wolf’s Community Cat Team will begin the project on