The National Forests in North Carolina are scattered throughout the state of North Carolina.
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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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Enjoy Kids Fishing Days this Spring

Kids Fishing Day

The Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie and Croatan National Forests and partners will host their annual Kids Fishing Days in May and June 2017. These free events allow families and friends to share in fun and quality outdoor time together while learning about one of our nation’s favorite pastimes – fishing.

Dogs must be leashed in Bent Creek

Bent Creek is popular with hikers, bikers, and runners and many people bring their dog along for a great outdoor experience. To ensure the safety of your dog and other visitors, you must keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times.

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Forest Service issues Warning about Black Bears in Panthertown

Bear Safety

The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Pantherto...

Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires! A message from Smokey!

Smokey the Bear

Learn how you can help prevent forest fires!


Climbing Closures in Place to Protect Rare Falcons

Rare Falcon

Each year, from Jan 15 through Aug 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in Western NC to recreational activities, to protect the rare Peregrine Falcons that nest there.


The Importance of Bear Canisters within the Shining Rock Wilderness

Bear Canister Screenshot

For over one year bear canisters have been required for overnight camping within the Shining Rock Wilderness.

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