Graham County is North Carolina’s last frontier. Its natural beauty is still unspoiled by crowds, something that is uncommon these days. It is located in the far reaches of Western, North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains of the southern Appalachians. Nestled amongst hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness, Graham County is full of stunning mountain landscapes with two-thirds being national forest and the entire north shore being the Smoky Mountain National Park. It is the home of the Nantahala National Forest, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Snowbird Backcountry, and Slickrock Creek which flows into Calderwood Lake. Robbinsville is the county seat of Graham County.
Graham County touts beautiful waterways with 25 miles of water to explore on Fontana Lake, along with the Fontana Dam and the Historic Fontana Village. Lake Santeetlah’s shoreline is more than 75% national forest with insurance that it will never be spoiled by development. Graham County’s trout streams have earned national notoriety and local creeks are open from April to February for both fly fishing and lake fishing. Enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, and jet skiing. Looking for more peaceful adventures in the forest? Graham County has canoeing and boating, with beautiful waterfalls, streams, mountain, and lake views.
Camping and hiking trails in Graham County and the Cheoah Ranger District Nantahala National Forest are the Tsali Recreation Area. Fontana Village Area, which includes the Cable Cove Recreation area, the Yellow Creek Mountain Trail and more…
Zoom, Zoom! Graham County has 2 of the best motorcycle/sports car roads in America! The “Tail of the Dragon” at Deal’s Gap challenges even the best riders and drivers with its 318 curves in 11 miles. The 50 mile long Cherohala Skyway is the other favorite. While tamer, it offers unsurpassed views of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Park and the Cherokee National Forest.
Looking for some culture? Plan on visiting the Stecoah Valley Center where they host a variety of cultural events and live Appalachian music is played very Saturday night all summer long. Visit local crafters and artisans at the Stecoah Valley Center, as well as their shops around the county.
The town of Lake Santeetlah in Graham County is just north of Robbinsville on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Santeetlah, which in turn is largely surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest. This small paradise has more than 200 residences, many of them second homes owned by permanent residents in Florida and Georgia. The Nantahala National Forest provides exceptional recreational opportunities including 50 primitive campsights and fishing. The Santeetlah Marina is the only full-service marina with 76 miles of shoreline. There are also 200 miles of hiking trails in the Cheoah District with trails from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail.
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