Did you know that Tennessee has elk? There is a healthy population in a hilly area of the Cumberland Plateau! A small grassland in Campbell County called Hatfield Knob is a great place to go to see the elk and photograph them. If you can’t make it to Campbell County, don’t worry — you can see the elk from the new Elk Cam in Hatfield Knob! Here’s all you need to know about Hatfield Knob and the new Elk Cam:
About Hatfield Knob
Hatfield Knob is a grassland lying among thousands of acres of a surrounding forest in Tennessee’s North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. It has a viewing tower that attracts thousands of visitors each year to see the elk! People say there is no better place to see the elk than in Hatfield Knob, and now you’ll be able to see why for yourself.
About the Elk Cam
Hatfield Knob is a few hours away from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We know not everyone will be able to make the drive, which is why we’re so excited about the Elk Cam! The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency put in the Elk Cam so those who cannot visit the area can still see the elk. On the Elk Cam in Hatfield Knob, you can expect to see cameo appearances from deer, turkeys, bear, foxes, coyotes and more! The Elk Cam is still a work in progress because of the lack of cell service in the area, but the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was excited to activate it and let viewers see the elk! The goal for the live feed is for wildlife enthusiasts to be able to visit the webcam and learn about the elk.
Elk in Tennessee
The elk in Tennessee are most active in the mornings and evenings. They can usually be seen in groups of 25 or more. The elk feed on grasses, herbs, twigs and bark. Before the elk restoration in Tennessee began in 2000, the last record of elk being sighted in Tennessee was 1865. That’s why it’s so exciting that everyone can see the elk now through the Elk Cam, whether it’s on their desktops, laptops or phones!
Watch the Elk During Vacation
If you don’t want to make the long drive to the viewing tower in Hatfield Knob during your vacation in the Smoky Mountains, you can watch the live cam from the comfort of our cabins! We have cabins available that have wireless internet access so you’ll be able to watch the Elk Cam on your laptop, tablet or phone. Sit on the deck of your beautiful cabin while breathing in the fresh air and watching the elk. When you’re ready to take a break from watching the live feed, enjoy all the incredible amenities our cabins have to offer, such as hot tubs, fireplaces, pool tables and more! Since the elk are most active in the mornings and evenings, you can spend the day exploring all the exciting attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge before ending your night relaxing in your cabin and watching the Elk Cam.