Oconaluftee

Here the elk roam in the early morning and dusk hours. Find historic structures…

Here the elk roam in the early morning and dusk hours. Find historic structures and trails, along with the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Oconaluftee

Elk Viewing, Trails and Historic Structures

Close to Bryson City in neighboring Cherokee, NC, the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum is home to trails and historic buildings along the Oconaluftee River. With elk wandering around just about all of it - in the waterways and streams, along the trails and especially in the low-lying fields - this area is a must see for wildlife viewing!. Historic Mingus Mill lies just half a mile north of this area. Take part in a longstanding pastime of our visitors and plan your visit to Oconaluftee.

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