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Tennessee

Doe Mountain


Doe Mountain is an 8,600-acre, densely forested mountain that is located just southwest of Mountain City, Tennessee. The Nature Conservancy and the state of Tennessee collaborated to purchase the mountain to be park land open to the public.

The acquisition helps to conserve one of the largest remaining blocks of forest in private ownership in the Southern Blue Ridge region. The mountain forests and its environs harbor some 40 rare species of plants and animals as well as plentiful species such as deer, turkey and black bear. The summit of Doe Mountain is approximately 3,800 feet above sea level.

As of the land's purchase at the end of May 2012, it was anticipated that Doe Mountain would be set up to accommodate several varieties of outdoor recreation, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and low-impact ATV use. The land will be managed by the state of Tennessee under the direction of the newly created Doe Mountain Recreation Authority board. The Nature Conservancy has a seat on the board.

It is expected that Doe Mountain will accommodate uses including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and low-impact ATV touring.

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