Grandfather Ranger District


Linville Wilderness view from Shortoff

The lands that make up the Grandfather Ranger District are those public lands that run from the McDowell/Buncombe county line on Black Mountain just east of Asheville over to US 321 between Lenoir and Blowing Rock. The Blue Ridge Parkway forms the northern boundary of the district. The Grandfather Ranger District began under the Weeks Act with the purchase of an 8,100acre tract in 1912. Now, the district covers over 192,000 acres.Enjoy your visit!

At a Glance

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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RV Camping

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Dispersed Camping

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Rock Climbing

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Day Hiking

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Backpacking

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Horse Riding

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OHV Camping

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OHV Trail Riding

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Visitor Centers

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Picnicking

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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Swimming

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Tubing

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Recreation Areas

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.686141

  Longitude : 
-81.911225