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South Holston and Watauga Lakes [Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests]


National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of South Holston and Watauga Lakes is an essential travel companion for all outdoor enthusiasts seeking recreational opportunities in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conference and others, the map provides unparalleled detail of the area, from the northeastern corner of Tennessee to Erwin in the southwest. Many popular recreation points of interest in the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests are covered, including Unaka Mountain, Pond Mountain and Big Laurel Branch Wilderness Areas, Roan Mountain State Park and Iron Mountains.

Narrow down the best places to visit according to your needs and interests with handy activity guides. Extensive trail charts display each trail's location, mileage, difficulty level and designated usage whether you're traveling on foot, horse, mountain bike, or motorized vehicle. Mapped trails are also color-coded according to their use and the famous Appalachian Trail is highlighted. Navigate with aid of the map's contour lines, elevations, labeled peaks, shaded relief, selected waypoints and water features. Some of the many recreation features noted include areas for camping; wildlife, wildflower and waterfall viewing; fishing and rivers access; swimming; and skiing.

Other features found on this map include: Big Laurel Branch Wilderness, Blue Ridge, Boone, Boone Lake, Cherokee National Forest, Elizabethton, Grandfather Mountain, Johnson City, Milligan College, Pisgah National Forest, Pond Mountain Wilderness, South Holston Lake, Stone Mountains.