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Pisgah National Forest


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Over 500,000 acres. Home of towering mountains, hiking trails, Sliding Rock - a natural water slide - and picturesque lakes and streams. Public campgrounds available. Free. Fee for some campgrounds, day use areas and attractions.Contact: Pisgah Ranger District, District Ranger, US Forest Service, 1001 Pisgah Highway, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768; (828)877-3265 (4.5 miles on 276N out of Brevard).Grandfather Ranger District, District Ranger, US Forest Service, Rt. 1 Box 110-A, Nebo, NC 28761-9707; (828)652-2144.Appalachian Ranger District, District Ranger: US Forest Service, Toecane Unit, PO Box 128, Burnsville, NC 28714, (828)682-6146 (On US 19 Bypass in Burnsville), Fax: (828)682-9179 and French Broad Unit, PO Box 128, Hot Springs, NC 28743; (828)622-3202, Fax: (828)622-3352.Web Page: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc Acres/Miles: 504,787RECREATION AREASBARKHOUSE: Grandfather: Go N on US 221 from Marion for 16 miles to Linville Falls; then take NC 183E for 4 miles; take NC 181 SE for 5.5 miles. The area offers drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area and a sanitation facility.BLACK MOUNTAIN: Appalachian: From Burnsville go E 5 miles on US 19; then turn right on NC 80 S for 12 miles; turn right (S) on Forest Service Rd. 472 for 3 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, sanitation facility, trailer dump station and trailer space. Fee area.BOONE FORK: Grandfather: From Lenoir take NC 90 NW for 7 miles, N on Forest Rd. 101 for 3 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, sanitation facility and trailer space.BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMP: Appalachian: From Burnsville go E 5 miles on US 19; then right on NC 80, S for 12 miles; turn right (S) on Forest Service Rd. 472 for 3 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking and a sanitation facility. Fee area and reservations must be confirmed.CAROLINA HEMLOCK: Appalachian: From Burnsville go E for 5 miles on US 19; then turn right on NC 80 S for 9 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area and sanitation facility. Fee area.COONTREE CREEK: Pisgah: Take US 276 N from Brevard for 9 miles. The area offers drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area and sanitation facility.COVE CREEK GROUP CAMP: Pisgah: From Brevard take US 276 N for 8.4 miles; go to Forest Service Rd. 475; turn W and go 3.4 miles to area. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking and a sanitation facility.CRADLE OF FORESTRY IN AMERICA: Pisgah: On US 276, 15 miles N of Brevard 4 miles S of intersection with Blue Ridge Parkway. The area offers drinking water, hiking and a sanitation facility.CURTIS CREEK: Grandfather: Take US 70 E from Old Fort for 1.7 miles; turn N on Forest Service Rd. 482. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area and a sanitation facility.DAVIDSON RIVER: Pisgah: From Brevard take US 276 N for 5 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, sanitation facility, trailer dump station and trailer space.KUYKENCALL GROUP CAMP: Pisgah: From Brevard take US 64 W 3.5 miles; turn N on Forest Service Rd. 471 for 1 mile; turn NE on Forest Service Rd. 2058; go 1 mile to area. The area offers camping, drinking water, hiking and a sanitation facility.LAKE POWHATAN: Pisgah: Take NC 191 S from Asheville for 4 miles; turn right (SW) on Forest Service Rd. 3484 for 3.5 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area, sanitation facility, swimming, trailer dump station and trailer space.MORTIMER: Grandfather: Take NC 90 (Wilson Creek Rd.) NE from Lenoir for 25 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area, sanitation facility and trailer space.MULBERRY: Grandfather: From Lenoir take NC 90 NE for 7 miles to Forest Service Rd. 101 and go 5 miles NE. The area offers picnicking and a sanitation facility.MURRAY BRANCH: French Broad: From Hot Springs go .5 miles W on US 25-70; turn left on NC 1304 and go 4 miles to area. The area offers boating, fishing, picnic area and a sanitation facility.NORTH MILLS RIVER: Pisgah: Take NC 191 S from Asheville for 13.5 miles; turn right (W) on Forest Service Rd. 478 for 5 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area, sanitation facility, trailer dump station and trailer space.OLD FORT: Grandfather: Take US 70 W from Old Fort for 2.5 miles. The area offers drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnic area and a sanitation facility.PINK BEDS: Pisgah: On US 276, 16 miles N of Brevard (4 miles S of intersection with Blue Ridge Parkway). The area offers drinking water, hiking, picnic area and a sanitation facility.ROAN MOUNTAIN: Appalachian: Take NC 261 N from Bakersville for 10 miles; turn left (W) on Forest Service Rd. 130 for about 2 miles. Approaching from the N take Tennessee 143 S from city of Roan Mountain (Tennessee) for 12.5 miles. The area offers drinking water, hiking, picnicking and a sanitation facility. Fee area.ROCKY BLUFF: French Broad: Take NC 209 S from Hot Springs for 3 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnicking, sanitation facility and trailer space. Fee area.SLIDING ROCK: Pisgah: On US 276, 12 miles N of Brevard. The area offers drinking water, sanitation facility and swimming.STONY FORK: Pisgah: From Asheville, go W on I-40 20 miles to Candler; then go 7.5 miles S on NC 151 to area. The area offers drinking water, fishing, picnicking and a sanitation facility.SUNBURST: Pisgah: Take US 276 E from Waynesville for 7 miles; turn R (S) on NC 215 for 8 miles. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnicking, sanitation facility and trailer space.SYCAMORE FLATS: Pisgah: On US 276, 4 miles N of Brevard. The area offers drinking water, fishing, hiking, picnicking and a sanitation facility.TABLE ROCK: Grandfather: From Linville Falls go E on NC 183 for 4 miles to NC 181; go S for 2 miles and turn right on Forest Service Rd. 210; go 4.9 miles to Forest Service Rd. 210B turn right and go 1.6 miles to area. The area offers hiking, picnicking and a sanitation facility.WHITE PINES: Pisgah: From Brevard go N on US 276 for 6 miles to area. The area offers camping, drinking water, fishing, hiking and a sanitation facility.WISEMAN'S VIEW: Grandfather: From Linville Falls go E on NC 183 for .5 mile; turn right (S) on NC 1560 and go 4 miles to area. The area offers hiking and a sanitation facility.SILVERMINE GROUP CAMP: Appalachian: From Hot Springs go .5 mile W on US 25-70, turn left onto NC 1304 and take first left onto Silvermine Road. Follow Silvermine Road to the area. The area offers camping, a large covered picnic area, tent pads, fire pits, grills, sanitary facilities and a creed for wading. The area is a fee area and available by reservations only. POINTS OF INTERESTBROWN MOUNTAIN OVERLOOK: Grandfather: From Linville Falls go E on NC 183 for 4 miles; turn right (S) on NC 181 and go 7 miles to overlook.CURTIS CREEK AUTO TOUR: Grandfather: Take US 70 E from Old Fort for 1.7 miles; then turn N on Forest Service Rd. 482.LOOKING GLASS FALLS: Pisgah: Go N from Brevard on US 276 for 9.4 miles; a short trail leads from the parking lot to the base of the falls.PISGAH ECOLOGY TRAIL: Pisgah: Located behind Pisgah Ranger Station on US 276.




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PO Box 2750
Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: (828)257-4200
Our Website:www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc

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