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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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Enjoy Kids Fishing Days this Spring

Kids Fishing Day

The Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests and partners will host their annual Kids Fishing Days in May and June 2016. These free events allow families and friends to share in fun and quality outdoor time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing.


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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It’s All Yours. Go. Play.

Its yours. Go Play

A year ago, the Forest Service unveiled a public service effort called “It’s All Yours”.  It invited citizens to explore, play in and connect with nature. 

Climbing Closures in Place to Protect Rare Falcons

Rare Falcon

Each year, from Jan 15 through Aug 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in Western NC to recreational activities, to protect the rare Peregrine Falcons that nest there.

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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.

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.



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