Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is located in Carter County on U.S. Highway 321/TN 67, in Elizabethton, TN. Situated on the Watauga River, the 88 acre site is 30 miles from Interstate 81. From Exit 57 on I-81, take I-26 into Johnson City to Exit 24. Then take Highway 321/67, traveling approximately 6 miles into Elizabethton. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area is on the left.
Nature, as well as history, is in full view at Sycamore Shoals. A prime example of an East Tennessee river valley, the park sits beside the Watauga River. Bottomland forest is an excellent habitat for sycamore trees, annuals, many bird species, two butterfly gardens, and colonial gardens. For information visit http://www.sycamoreshoalstn.org http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/SycamoreShoals/
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