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Fun Facts

The Cherokee National Forest…

  • Stretches across the most eastern part of Tennessee, covering portions of 10 counties.
  • Holds significant historical and cultural value and was once home to the Cherokee Nation.
  • Encompasses a range of ecosystems, including hardwood forests, high elevation bogs, and pristine mountain streams.
  • Has more than 500 miles of cold-water streams.
  • Provides habitat for 43 species of mammals, 154 species of fish, 55 species of amphibians and 262 species of birds.
  • Provides habitat for approximately 40 federally listed threatened and endangered species.
  • Has more than 30 developed campgrounds and 45 day-use sites.
  • Features over 700 miles of trails for hiking biking and horseback riding, including more than 150 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
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