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Carefully read the Getting There section. From Maggie Valley, read as if you are coming from Cherokee directions.
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How to get to Cataloochee Valley
To get there from Maggie Valley.
> From the bottom of the hill, take US19 (Soco Road) to the Right.
> There's a Shell Station on the left, just befor a light. Turn Left at the light onto Highway 276 N.
> Just before the entrance ramp to I-40 (but past gas station), turn left and follow the signs 11 more miles to Cataloochee.
> Using the Cove Creek Road route, you will travel on a gravel road for approximately 15 minutes.
Where is "There"?After driving on the tight, tree-lined, gravel road for about 15 min, you will decend into an open field.
There will be woods on your close-right, and a field on your left.
You are now, "there"
Elk will visit this field.
> You can stay right where you are if you wish but there are more adventures ahead.
> Keep going through this field and the road will curve left and over a narrow wooden bridge.
> In this next field, you will find another field with a classic school house, barn, and homestead.
> You are also in another Elk viewing field too.