Public lands make-up essentially the entire Southern Blue Ridge in Tennessee. This physiographic province stretches the entire length of Tennessee's eastern border. There are within this area 886,474 public acres--640, 941 Cherokee National Forest, 244,840 Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee part), and 693 Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area. The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area part of the Cherokee National Forest and is found in ten counties that border along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Documentation is provided through eight separate sites within this province and Southern Blue Ridge. Sites include Big Bald (Mountain), Cherokee National Forest (north), Cherokee National Forest (south), Cherokee Wildlife Management Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area, Roan Mountain, and Unaka Mountain.

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