Recreation

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The national forests in North Carolina offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. From the mountains to the sea, there are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to these national forests. Please keep in mind that all outdoor recreational activities on the Croatan, Pisgah, Nantahala and Uwharrie national forests, including activities at recreation sites, have inherent risks due to the natural setting in which they occur. We strongly encourage you to visit our regional Outdoor Safety in the South website before planning your trip. This site provides valuable information on weather safety, wildlife safety and much more. Always remember, your safety is your responsibility.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Ammons Branch Campground Open to Visitor
Appalachian Trail Shelters Closed to Visitor In response to guidance from state health officials and experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the shelters for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail are temporarily shut down until further notice.   The health and safety of forest visitors and nearby communities are always a priority at the Forest Service.  For the most current and accurate information, contact local health officials or visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov, well as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's COVID-19 Related information.
Appletree Group Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the season. Reopens April 1.
Arrowhead Campground Open to Visitor
Art Lilley Campground Open to Visitor
Badin Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Black Mountain Campground Open to Visitor
Boone Fork Campground Closed to Visitor
Briar Bottom Group Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the season.
Cable Cove Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Cedar Point Campground Open to Visitor
Cheoah Point Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Cove Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor
Curtis Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Davidson River Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Flanners Beach/Neuse River Campground Open to Visitor
Hanging Dog Recreation Area    Hanging Dog Campground will not re-open. For more information see this news release. Day use facilities on Hiwassee Lake remain open.
Harmon Den Area    Opens Memorial Day
Horse Cove Campground Open to Visitor Closed indefinitely due to a water system issue.
Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground Open to Visitor
Jackrabbit Mountain Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Kimsey Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor
Kuykendall Group Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Powhatan Campground Open to Visitor
Mortimer Campground Closed to Visitor
North Mills River Campground Open to Visitor
Oyster Point Campground Open to Visitor
Rattler Ford Campground Open to Visitor
Roan Mountain Closed to Visitor Roan blooms are expected to peak the weekend of July 4th, 2020. 
Rocky Bluff Campground Closed to Visitor
Standing Indian Campground Open to Visitor
Sunburst Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Tsali Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open
Van Hook Glade Campground Open to Visitor
West Morris Mtn. Campground Open to Visitor
White Pines Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Yates Place Open to Visitor


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/nfsnc/recreation