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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