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lan Your Visit

Congratulations on your decision to visit Doe River Gorge.

On these pages you will find all the information you need as you plan your visit. The General Information section contains info that you may find helpful regardless of the program or event you will be attending.

In the Specific Information section, you will find info that is pertinent to the specific program or event you will be attending—things such as arrival times, what to bring, etc.

Should you not find the information you need or should you have any questions, you may call us Monday-Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm EST at 423.725.4010, or email

We look forward to having you here!

General Information

Airports

Tri Cities, TN (TRI)

30 miles from Doe River Gorge – (shuttle service available by request)

Elizabethton Municipal Airport, TN (0A9)

8.8 miles from Doe River Gorge – (shuttle service available by request)

 

Driving Directions (scroll down)

Recommended Area Accommodations

Fairhaven Retreat chalet

Fairhaven Retreat

It’s located about 10 miles from DRG and has beautiful chalets and cottages at a very reasonable rate. Mention DRG and they will offer you a discount.

Fairhaven Retreat chalet

Bee Cliff Cabins

This is a collection of 14 cabins located along the Watauga River, about 8 miles from DRG.

Fairhaven Retreat chalet

Carnegie Hotel

This is a classic 4-star hotel with superior accommodations, located in Johnson City, approximately 16 miles from DRG.

Merideth Valley Farm riverfrontcabin

Merideth Valley Farm & Cabins

These are riverfront cabins and an old farmhouse located about 10 miles from DRG. These are very nice accommodations.

caboose exterior

Caboose

The caboose is very comfortable for a couple and possibly for a very small child. Availability will be very limited during the summer but please call 423.725.4010.

railcar dormitory

Railcar

We have upscaled one of the railcars at DRG and it is getting 5-star reviews on Airbnb. It may or may not be available in the summer so once again please call 423.725.4010.

Specific Information for the program or event you will be attending

Please click on the program or event you will be attending to find everything you need to know as you prepare for your visit.

Driving Directions

(GPS routes may vary from text below)

From Nashville, TN (east):

I-40 east to Knoxville
Continue on I-40 approx. 30 miles to I-81
Take I-81 north 57 miles to Exit #57 A onto I-26 East south toward Johnson City
Go 15 miles to Exit #24 (US 321/TN-67).
At end of ramp, turn RIGHT on US-321/TN-67 east to Elizabethton.
At the third traffic light (immediately past the Ford dealership) turn RIGHT on TN-362 (joins TN-361 in 5 1/2 miles) for 8 miles.
Turn LEFT onto US-19E north.
In 1.3 miles turn RIGHT on Doe River Gorge Rd. Continue 2000 ft. to fork – right-to office, left-to parking area.

From Winston-Salem, NC (west):

US-421 north through Boone (becomes US 421/321).
6 miles west of Boone turn LEFT onto US-321 north toward Elizabethton.
Follow US-321 north 34 miles to US-19E at Hampton, TN
Turn LEFT onto US-19E south
Continue on 19E south for exactly one mile to Doe River Gorge Rd.
Turn LEFT on Doe River Gorge Rd. Continue 2000 ft. to fork – right-to office, left-to parking area.

From Roanoke, VA (south):

I-81 south to Exit #69  TN-394: Blountville/Bristol Motor Speedway – turn LEFT/SOUTH at exit.
Go 5 1/2 miles on TN-394 and turn right just before the underpass onto US-11E/US-19 toward Johnson City.
Continue 3 1/2 miles and exit for US-19E south to Elizabethton.
Go 9 miles to traffic light at Elizabethton.
Continue straight for 5 miles on 19E south/US-321/TN-67 to traffic light in Hampton (Shell is on the left).
Continue straight on 19E south for exactly one mile to Doe River Gorge Rd.
Turn LEFT on Doe River Gorge Rd. Continue 2000 ft. to fork – right-to office, left-to parking area.

From SC, NC, and GA (north thru Asheville):

From SC take I-26 west through Spartanburg SC to Asheville, NC.
From Atlanta, travel via I-85 north to Greenville, SC and US-25 north onto I-26 west to Asheville, NC
Continue on I-26 west though Asheville and into Tennessee
15 miles north of Erwin, TN take Exit #24 (US 321/TN-67).
At end of ramp, turn RIGHT on TN-67 east to Elizabethton.
At the third traffic light (immediately past the Ford dealership) turn RIGHT on TN-362 (joins TN-361 in 5 1/2 miles) for 8 miles.
Turn LEFT onto US-19E north.
In 1.3 miles turn RIGHT on Doe River Gorge Rd. Continue 2000 ft. to fork – right-to office, left-to parking area.