The Magical Place In North Carolina Where You Can View A Wild Elk Herd
For more than 200 years, elk were missing from the landscape in the Tar Heel State. But in the early 2000s, a small herd was reintroduced to live in the wilds of the Cataloochee Valley in Western North Carolina. Today, a visit to the Cataloochee Valley to see the ever-growing herd of wild (but closely monitored) elk is nothing short of magical.
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When you’re ready for an elk spotting adventure like no other in the Tar Heel State, see this link for directions to Cataloochee Valley.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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