Get your feet wet and your heart pumping in Tennessee’s best kept secret — Unicoi County. Traditional and fly fishing enthusiasts will love the Nolichucky River’s variety of bass and musky. From paddle boarding calm waters to rafting through rapids, the river’s also perfect for a range of water sports. And if you’re looking for some gorgeous vistas, hiking opportunities abound.
Not far up the road from Unicoi County you’ll find rich outdoor experiences continue in surrounding communities, with attractions like Tannery Knobbs Mountain Bike Park, Buffalo Mountain, and Watauga Lake.
Set sail on one of the top whitewater rivers in the world — the Nolichucky River. Here you’ll discover an exhilarating experience revered by top athletes in the sport.
Experience some of the finest parts of the Appalachian Trail as it snakes its way through Unicoi County. Take in gorgeous vistas on this and other incredible local hiking trails.
Don’t know much about the great outdoors or looking to hone your knowledge? The Nolichucky Outdoor Learning Institute offers courses for every skill level!
Unicoi County is as rich in wildlife as it is in beauty. Enjoy a variety of bass, musky, river and rainbow trout in our waters, and grouse, bear, deer, and squirrel in our forests.
Whether you’re headed here in your RV, have packed a tent, or are looking for a rustic cabin experience, our campgrounds and parks offer many outdoor accommodations.
Enjoy a variety of experiences in and around Unicoi County at farms including Scott’s Strawberry Farm, Fender’s Farm, Buffalo Trail Orchard, and more!
Apples, Strawberries, and Ramps, oh my! Unicoi County’s home to some delicious festivals. And next to us, in Johnson City, you’ll find many music and outdoor festivals.