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 3,900 feet above sea level.
Doe Mountain now accommodates hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and low-impact ATV use. The land is 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.
Visit the Doe Mountain Recreation Area website to learn more.