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Review of Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is the area the Elk were introduced into, a beautiful drive, windy road, narrow, etc but worth every curve. The elk were down in a meadow and the big boss was really screaming it was awesome so if you are in the Smokys check it out.

Thank napsack
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Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

The road to the valley is pretty intense. You go up(and then back down)the mountain on a very narrow dirt road with no guardrails. When made it to the valley there were 16 elk. It was mating season so we heard them bugling. Beautiful landscape as well.

Thank McKerry
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Really love this place. Not that hard to get to and well worth it. We saw lots of elk up close and turkeys too. Last time in the summer we saw several deer. Just a great place to visit. Take something to drink and eat and spend several hours.

1  Thank Darrell W
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

If the drive in doesn't scare you off, then this is the best place in the park. The views are beautiful. We saw two HUGE bull elk this trip. Some of the old buildings are fascinating. The place isn't crowded since the little one lane road in and out is not for the faint of heart. Go in from the North Carolina side and go out to Cosby, TN. The colors were just beginning to change when we were there and it was really pretty.

Thank West-Ky-Travelers
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We went to see the elk a few nights ago. What a great experience all around. The park rangers out there were directing traffic and they were really nice to talk to as well. Of the highlight would be the elk. This was an awesome experience. We look forward to going again.

4  Thank Marlene M
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