Black Mountain / South Toe River Area


The South Toe River area is on the Appalachian Ranger District near Burnsville, NC. This area includes the Black Mountains, the Blue Ridge, and the headwaters of the South Toe River. The Black Mountains, capped with a forest of red spruce and Fraser fir, are named for the resulting dark color. Along the South Toe River, you can camp, picnic, fish, swim, tube, bike, and horseback ride.

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Appalachian Ranger District
(828) 689-9694


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Big Game Hunting

Recreation areas with activity Big Game Hunting:

Many game animals, such as deer, black bear and wild turkey thrive in North Carolina's national forests. While the Forest Service manages the habitat in the national forests, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission regulates hunting. Any lands open to public hunting, such as national forests, the commission calls "game lands." Every hunter should get the annual Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest by calling (888) 248-6834 or visit and select "regulations."

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