The National Forests in North Carolina are scattered throughout the state of North Carolina.
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The National Forests of North Carolina

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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Fall Foliage in Western North Carolina - 2015

Fall Colors

Fall is a great time to visit the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in western North Carolina to view leaves adorned in brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park is a brand new initiative that invites fourth graders and their families to enjoy our beautiful National Parks for free!

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Permit Required to Collect Firewood

Permits allow visitors to harvest downed wood in the national forests

Each year, approximately 2,500 cords of wood are harvested from the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests.

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


Nantahala-Pisgah National Forests Plan Revision

Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest Plan

The U.S. Forest Service is revising the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan.

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.

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