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Welcome to Cherokee County’s Virtual Visitor Center

Escape to the lake and return to the simple life for a while!  

Blessed by the unique geography of northeast Alabama, Cherokee County is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise four seasons of the year, with breathtaking scenery and natural wonders to explore.  Enjoy Lookout Mountain of the Appalachian Mountains region. 

You won’t find places like Cherokee County on just any map.  With easy access to and from the Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, and Huntsville areas, you can arrive comfortable from major interstates.  

Fishing & Fun on Weiss Lake

Weiss Lake is the place to be on a warm summer day. Whatever your pleasure – fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, camping, picnicking, sailing, swimming, or just watching the water slowly lap the shoreline – you’ll find it at Weiss Lake. The lake is best known for its excellent crappie fishing, and the secret is out that we have great year-round bass fishing, too. Winter brings a gentle atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful sunsets over the water.

Lots to Do on Land

While Weiss Lake may be the centerpiece of Cherokee County, many other recreational activities abound. Blow your own glass ornament, paddle the Terrapin, play a round of golf, hike the trails, and explore the natural adventures at Cherokee Rock Village, Little River National Preserve, Canyon Mouth Park Recreation Area, and The Pinhoti Trail. Visit historic Civil War sites, Cornwall Furnace, and others.

Events & Festivals

See our events calendar for the latest information on local festivals, community gatherings, tournaments, holiday, and seasonal events and activities. Cherokee County is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year and has many opportunities to immerse yourself in the community and receive a friendly welcome.

Getting Here & Where to Stay

Cherokee County offers an unbeatable central location in the ABC Triangle, almost equidistant to Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga, and offering a forested lake escape from the fast pace of city living. Lodging opportunities include motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, cabins, camping, and RV sites.

Plan Your Event

Cherokee County is the place if you’re planning a sports tournament, meeting, retreat, or other special events. We have facilities to suit groups of all sizes and support the logistics of executing an event people will remember fondly for years to come.

Regional & State Attractions

Cherokee County tourism and community officials happily partner with other agencies in the shared mission of promoting our region and state to people looking for incredible experiences. See the links below for more information about attractions, outdoor recreation, and event planning resources throughout our region and state.

Make the Most of Your Visit!

Use the links below to learn more about the events and activities that’ll make your visit memorable!