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|
|Tumbling Waters Campground|
|Simple Life Campground|
|Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge|