When you get out into the rural parts of Western North Carolina, there is often limited cell phone coverage. While close to Bear River you should be able to use your cellphone if you have service from Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular or another carrier that has roaming agreements with US Cellular. You will not be able to use your cell phones if your service is provided by ATT or T-Mobile. Before your visit, make sure you have gotten a gate code from us. Also, if you need to review directions, please call as you're going through either Marshall, NC or Newport TN before you lose cell service.