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The National Forests in 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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Nantahala District Ranger Mike Wilkins Retires

Mike Wilkins Retirement

Mike Wilkins, Nantahala District Ranger, retires from the USDA Forest Service after serving 40 years.

2019 Kids Fishing Days Begin on National Forests in North Carolina

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A list of 2019 Kids Fishing Day events happening on the National Forests in North Carolina.

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River rangers power up on the Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah River Rangers

River rangers begin work on the Pisgah National Forest.

Buck Project Fact Sheet

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Information on the Buck Project on the Nantahala National Forest.


Croatan Hurricane Recovery Updates

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Updates on the Croatan National Forest's recovery after Hurricane Florence

Last Update: 04/10/2019

Southside Project Fact Sheet

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Information on the Southside Project on the Nantahala National Forest

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