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Cataloochee, Elk, Palmer Chapel and Old Homes

  • 10/02/2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • Ranger's House in Cataloochee past the Cataloochee Campground


  • Members and visitors are invited to register.

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SANP Field Event

Cataloochee, Elk, Palmer Chapel and Old Homes


Leader: Dale Potter    Phone:  (865)-773-8114      E-mail:

Meeting place: Rangers House in Cataloochee

Registration available:  Starting today

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There is nothing more enjoyable in the Smokies than the Cataloochee area. From the hiking trails, to the old homes, the elk and the rattlesnakes. We will check out Palmer Chapel, the school, and some of the old homes in the area. If you have never been before this is an excellent time to check out the area. After checking out the old buildings in the area, we will focus on the elk which should be still be in rut.  There are several large bulls in the area and several young bulls. We will work our way between the various fields.  This should allow you to have some good opportunites with photographing the elk.

Learning opportunities: 

This is a good opportunity to practice your wildlife shooting with various lighting while enjoying the elk. You will want a zoom lens for the elk and a wide angle lens for the buildings.

What to wear:   Bring a jacket as the temperature will drop as the sun starts dropping in the sky.

What to bring:  Camera, tripod, water, snacks and whatever you need to be comfortable photographing.  

Walking required: There will be some walking but most of it will be close to your vehicle.

How to find me:  Red Jeep Wrangler 

Driving directions:  After you leave the interstate you will follow a pave road that will turn into a gravel windy road that will turn into a pave road as you enter Cataloochee.  Use Google maps for direction.  Meet at the Ranger's House in Cataloochee. This will be the first house on your right after you pass the Cataloochee Campground on your left.  Look for my vehicle to be parked in front of the house.  There are a couple of dog pens to the left of the house.  

Contacts:     Jerry Whaley, President       Julie Glibbery, Membership Manager       General Information

Southern Appalachian Nature Photographers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
Mailing address: 1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Ste 107A-231, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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