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. Also get information on passes and guides for our forests! Click below to find out more about the four National Forests in North Carolina (Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, Croatan).

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Trail improvements at Catawba Falls

A new footbridge over the Catawba River was installed in July, 2016

The Forest Service is working to improve safety at Catawba Falls Trail, a popular hiking trail near Old Fort, NC. 


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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Spotlights

Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires! A message from Smokey!

Smokey the Bear

Smokey is concerned for the Southern Forests and all her woodland home owners. Learn how you can help prevent forest fires!

Elk River Falls: Always Beautiful, Sometimes Deadly

Elk Falls Video Screenshot

Elk River Falls on the Appalachian Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest is a beautiful scenic attraction. It’s also one of the deadliest scenic attractions in Avery County, NC.

 




The Importance of Bear Canisters within the Shining Rock Wilderness

Bear Canister Screenshot

For over one year bear canisters have been required for overnight camping within the Shining Rock Wilderness.

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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