Pisgah National Forest closures due to Tropical Storm Fred


Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests







The 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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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.

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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Mortimer Bridge improves habitat of Thorps Creek

The new bridge over Thorps Creek in Mortimer Campground improves habitat and safety

The bridge replaces a low-water ford, which was a barrier to the movement of fish and a recurring public safety hazard during flood events.

Road maintenance

Road running through Uwharrie National Forest

In maintaining National Forest System roads, we consider access for public and forest management activities, environmental impacts, and budget.


The Crossover Project

Learn more about the Crossover Project located on the Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts, Nantahala National Forest. 

Twelve Mile Project

Young forest allows more sunlight to reach the forest floor and provides food and cover for wildlife

This project aims to maintain a healthy, diverse forest that supports wildlife, provides a sustainable output of timber, improves water quality and aquatic habitat, and improves forest access.

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