The National Forests in North Carolina are scattered throughout the state of North Carolina.
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National Forests in North Carolina, where gentle mountain slopes stretch for miles, with gardens of magenta rhododendron, salt marshes that connect to the sea, and lakes surrounded by pine forests.  Every year 7 million people visit these forests to camp, hike, mountain bike, hunt, fish, take scenic drives or enjoy the forest's solitude. Click below to find out more about the four National Forests in North Carolina (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan).

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New Forest Service Canine Team Finds Early Success

Officer Foote and Bluff pose with their first place award.

They have worked together for only two months in the Uwharrie National Forest, but U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Charles Foote and his new K-9 partner Bluff have already received an award.

QR Codes Tell the Story of the Uwharrie Trail

Hikers of a popular trail in North Carolina’s Piedmont region can now have a personally guided tour, with no other person present.

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Restoring Fire to the Mountains

Five months after the Dobson Knob prescribed burn, shows the benefits of prescribed burning.

Prescribed burning promotes forest health and helps reduce risks to communities

Safety Tips for Hunters and Non-Hunters

Whether you're a hunter or non-hunter, practicing these simple steps will help keep you safe

Learn how to stay safe when in the national forests this hunting season.


Appalachian Trail Limits of Stay

The U.S. Forest Service has established new limits of stay regulations at all Appalachian National Scenic Trail (Appalachian Trail) shelters.

Tracking Wildlife Responses to Fire Restoration in Southern Appalachia

Bushnell Deer Photo

It was my first prescribed burn. After weeks of training... I was finally on the ground – drip torch in hand – ready to apply fire to restore the mixed pine-hardwood forests...

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