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National Forests in North Carolina

The Pisgah, Nantahala, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests. Hike one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Explore the only coastal forest in the eastern U.S.

Plan Your Adventure

 

  • Camping

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    Remote wilderness, roadside camping, family friendly campgrounds, and more.

  • Passes & Permits

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    Most of the forest is free to recreate in, but some activities may require a permit.

  • Maps

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    Always have more than one way to navigate.

 

Stay Connected

 

 

 

Features

Mortimer Trails Project

The Mortimer Trails Project, planned in coordination with local partners, will increase the sustainability of the trail system and add 10 additional miles of mountain biking and hiking trails to the Wilson Creek Area in Caldwell and Avery Counties.

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Shared Stewardship

The National Forests in North Carolina have a rich history of working with partners to accomplish cross-boundary landscape level restoration and conservation objectives. 

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Highlights

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