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

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Ashe County

Bike Trails

Enjoy our bike trails. Catawba Falls Campground is a great home base.

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.


Ashe County

The lands that now make up Ashe County were first used during the Paleo-Indian period of 12,000 BC to 8000 BC. It appears likely there were temporary camps on the uplands used by hunter-gatherers, whose permanent camps were located in eastern Tennessee. Woodland period (500 BC to 1000 AC) sites are found as well, suggesting the valley was an important food-gathering route through the mountains.

Because of Ashe County’s remoteness, it is often referred to as the “Lost Province” and until 1725 there was little established colonization. It was the westward movement in the colonies that brought settlers. The Celtic people who traveled here were drawn by the promise of land and opportunity. Though not of the landed class, they were educated and had a history of a lifestyle uniquely suited to the mountains. These very independent immigrants were beyond the regulation of colonial governments and could build herds with a minimum of land. An abundance of wild game and fish, along with crop cultivation, helped them to survive the harsh winters and thrive.



Campgrounds and Cottages within 50 miles.






Raccoon Holler Campground

River Camp USA no website 336-359-2267

Helton Creek Campground

Twin Rivers Campground



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