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From the sea to the mountains, our natural wonders abound.

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Graham County

Bike Trails

Enjoy our bike trails.

Special Events

3.2% of visitors came for Special events and festivals

Visit NC

Visiting relatives and Family Reunion accounted for 25.5% of visitors.


Graham County

The terrain of our beautiful county is mountainous, with elevations ranging from 1,177 feet to 5,560 feet above sea level. Two-thirds of the county is the Nantahala National Forest.

Graham County is home to three fresh water lakes: Fontana Lake, Lake Santeetlah and Cheoah Lake, offering numerous opportunities for fishing and water sports.

The Appalachian Trail winds through Graham County, offering superb hiking opportunities. For the rafting and kayaking enthusiast, the Cheoah River is noted for its Class IV and Class V whitewater rapids. The river is used for whitewater rafting about 17 days per year, based on a water-release schedule from Santeetlah Dam.


Campgrounds and Cottages within 50 miles.


Dragons Rest Cabins


Santeetlah RV
Tumbling Waters Campground
Simple Life Campground
Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge


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