Jackson County contains or borders around 45 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway and adjoins the Cherokee Indian Reservation, home to numerous cultural activities and Harrah's Casino. Jackson county also boast two colleges, Southwestern Community College (2 yr) and Western Carolina University (4 yr). Much like the surrounding counties, Jackson county is host to abundant outdoor activities due to the proximity of all the US Park Lands. Sylva is the county seat. Head East to Lake Glenville, Cashiers and Sapphire. Several craft breweries, restaurants and shopping fill the streets of historic downtown.