Explore Johnson County Tennessee


We are Mountain and Lake Country, offering an idea location for family vacations. We are home to the 8,600 acre Doe Mountain Family Wilderness Area, to large and pristine Watauga Lake and to the famous Snake 421 Motorcycle Route. Johnson County is also an American Viticultural Area (AVA), due to the quality grapes grown at our local thriving vineyard and offered in excellent wines at two local wineries.

For outdoor enthusiasts seeking nature based adventures, we offer a variety of good hiking experiences with great views and beautiful waterfalls, some of the best fishing in the Appalachian High Country, all types of camping, mountain biking, trail biking, horse back riding and ATV Riding for all difficulty levels. We also have exciting water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting and a variety of water motor sports.

When not exploring the great outdoors, there are many other affordable family activities offered in our area of Northeast Tennessee. We have a number of interesting historical sites, two engaging history museums, a Performing Arts Center waiting for your participation, a Theatre with top notch plays and music shows and a good variety of long running annual family Festivals and Events.