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Draw of the Mountains

There are many things that draw us to the mountains. For some it is cooler elevations, but for others it is the winding mountain roads of "The Snake" on their motorcycle.

Here you will discover the many attractions like Backbone Rock, Watuaga Lake, and our prestigious Red Tails golf course that residents and tourists alike have discovered right here in Johnson County Tennessee.

Johnson County Recreation

“Now Open”- “Doe Mountain Adventure Trails” over 8,600 acres of hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and OHV. For additional information visit the Doe Mountain Official Website.

DOE MOUNTAIN RECREATION – Tennessee’s #1 Destination for ‘Outdoor Adventure Tourism’. With miles of hiking, mountain biking, horseback and OHV riding trails, this 8,600 acre mountain range nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains is destined to become the regions premiere outdoor adventure destination. Permits Required!

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Steeped in History

We would like to invite you to please stop in at the Welcome Center as you come into Mountain City in Johnson County, TN. Inside you will find a mini-museum of historical information, artifacts, and pictures from our past.

Besides enjoying a cup of coffee inside our large open beam wood construction at the Welcome Center, you are sure to learn much about our history, our people, and our hospitality as well!



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Ralph Stout Park

This community park located in Mountain City has something for everyone. Enjoy a day at the park and you will find playground equipment for the little ones, walking trails, a skateboarding park, a beautiful pond with many resident geese and ducks, the Johnson County Memorial Wall, baseball field, outdoor music & events stage, frisbee golf […]


Hiking Trails – Johnson County

You are looking for the best hiking trails that the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. Johnson County, TN has an abundance of scenic trails for all levels of experience. We are lucky enough to have in our back yard a 30 mile section of the Appalachian Trail and the Iron Mount Trail that offers over […]


Cherokee National Forest

For those seeking outdoor adventure you are going to love the Cherokee National Forest. Twenty-six percent of Johnson County or a total of 49,512 acres is in the Cherokee National Forest. The forest provides great recreation as well as timber for the lumber industry. The Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee’s only national forest, stretches along the state’s […]


Red Tail Mountain Resort

The 18-hole “RedTail Mountain” course at the RedTail Mountain Club facility in Mountain City, Tennessee features 6,884 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 72.3 and it has a slope rating of 126.  Designed by Dan F. Maples, ASGCA/Ellis Maples, ASGCA, the RedTail Mountain golf […]