Morgan County has dozens of tourist and destination stops ranging from the Obed Wild and Scenic River to horseback and mountain biking on Lone Mountain! Below you will find a list of destinations, clicking each will lead you to further information such as maps and contact information.
Parks and Wildlife Areas
Frozen Head State Park
Consisting of over 24,000 acres, with all but 330 acres classified as a state natural area, Frozen Head is truly a beautiful place to explore! The park's terrain varies from 1,300ft to over 3,000ft, in fact, there are over 14 peaks within the park that are over 3,000 feet! Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Offerings: camping, hiking and backpacking, biking, nature trails, kids
playgrounds and wild flowers.
Obed Wild and Scenic River
Canoeing, kayaking and rafting are among the many things that bring people to the Obed. The river is one of the best whitewater rivers in the eastern United States and contains three different difficulty classifications (II-IV). The Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and is managed by the National Park Service. Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Offerings: canoeing, kayaking, rafting, whitewater rafting, rock and boulder climbing, fishing
Catoosa Wildlife Management Area
82,000 acres of wild land on the upper Cumberland Plateau in both Morgan and Cumberland counties. This area offers some of the best hunting in East Tennessee! This area is home to deer, wild turkey, wild boar, fox squirrels, gray squirrels, ruffed grouse, raccoons, quail, rabbits, and mourning doves. For your fishermen, the game include smallmouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, and muskellunge. Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Offerings: hunting, fishing, backpacking, and whitewater rafting
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
This National Park preserves the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries in northeastern Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. Covering over 125,000 acres, the area has miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs making it a popular destination for a wide range of outdoor recreational activities! Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Offerings: camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, paddling, hunting, fishing, and astronomy
Lone Mountain State Forest
Consisting of 3,624 acres, this state forest has become a popular destination for outdoor lovers. The mountain rises to an elevation of 2,530 feet and has been named one of the top 25 most prominent mountains in Tennessee. With 15 miles of trails, horseback riders will feel right at home complete with watering holes and hitching posts. Hiking and mountain biking is also popular on the mountain which offers a great view from Coyote Point, an overlook just below the summit on the south slope of the mountain. Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Offerings: horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and mountain biking
Founded in 1880 by the English author Thomas Hughes, Rugby was built as an experiment at creating a utopian colony. In the 1960s, residents began restoring the original structures and rebuilding others. Rugby is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Rugby's beautiful architecture and the beauty of the area have made it a popular tourist attraction. Click here for maps, pictures, and more information...
Other Points of Interest
Cumberland Plateau Let's Go!
The Alliance for the Cumberlands is a partnership of public and private organizations that are committed to promoting and conserving the Cumberland Plateau and Mountain region. The Let's Go Cumberland Plateau website will provide you with a wealth of information about the Plateau and all it has to offer! From the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and the story of Daniel Boone, to Fall Creek Falls (the highest waterfall in the Eastern United States), there is a lot to do on the Cumberland Plateau! Click here to visit the Alliance of the Cumberlands!
Cumberland Plateau Nature Trail
There are so many things to do in our region and on the Cumberland Plateau that it is hard to list them all! This site, the Woods, Wonders, and Wildlife Trail will guide you through the very best natural sites in Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau region. Click here to visit the Cumberland Plateau Nature Trail!
Where To Stay?
Grey Gables Bed and Breakfast
, Rugby, TN
This 10 room bed and breakfast, located just outside Historic Rugby and just minutes from the Big South Fork National River, offers comfortable country themed rooms and some of the area's best home cooked meals! While planning your vacation or weekend getaway to Morgan County, think of Grey Gables for your lodging needs. Click here for more information...
Between Two Rivers Bed and Breakfast
, Lancing, TN
Between Two Rivers Bed and Breakfast is located on Genesis Road, near the Obed Wild and Scenic River, as well as the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area! Built on acreage that includes hiking and walking trails, as well as a pond for fishing, you are guaranteed to experience nature like you never have never experienced before. Two Rivers B&B is located at 885 Genesis Road, Lansing, TN, for more information please call (423) 965-4464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newberry House Bed and Breakfast
, Rugby, TN
Built in 1880 as the first boarding house of the Rugby colony, the restored Newberry House Bed and Breakfast offers you a chance to step back into Victorian times! The house has six Victorian themed rooms, a large guest parlor, and don't forget the pondside hammock! Also available are two cottages, the restored Pioneer Cottage, and the historically reconstructed Percy Cottage. Located in the National Register Historic District, staying at the Newberry House is an experience you won't soon forget! Click here for more information...
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