Pisgah National Forest


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Pisgah National Forest

Address:1001 Pisgah Hwy
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Phone:828-877-3265
Fax:828-884-7527
Web: www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc
Size: 510,119 acres.
Location:Western North Carolina. Accessible by US 19, 23, 64, 276, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Nearby cities/towns include Brevard, Canton, and Waynesville.
Facilities:Visitor center, campgrounds, picnic sites, boat ramp, trails, ORV area, scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, ORV riding, mountain biking, horseback riding, interpretive programs, rock climbing, berry picking.
Special Features:The Cradle of Forestry in America, an outdoor museum on former grounds of George Washington Vanderbilt's estate, which depicts the history of forest conservation and honors leaders in its development; Looking Glass Falls, an unbroken rush of whitewater 30 feet wide and 60 feet high; Appalachian National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section); Roan Mountain Gardens, with spring displays of purple rhododendron; Shining Rock Wilderness, named for a rock outcrop filled with quartz deposits.

See other parks in North Carolina.
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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (NC) Sitton Creek Protection and Restoration -- $100,000 to enhance water quality in Sitton Creek and expand public access by adding 178 acres to Pisgah National Forest.
Groups traverse throughout the Pisgah National Forest and Linville Gorge Wilderness areas (within the Pisgah).
The bill set in motion a process that resulted in the preservation and management of more than 20 million acres and the establishment of more than 50 national forests in 23 states, including the White Mountain National Forest in 1918, Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest, Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina and the Ocala National Forest in Florida.
Introducing the reader to an expertly informed and soundly informative text, A Nature Guide To Northwest North Carolina provides a descriptive summary of Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Roan Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Jefferson State Park, the New River, and many more interesting places.
North Carolina, meanwhile, stands to lose nearly 10,000 acres in four national forests, including the Pisgah National Forest, one of the nation's first east of the Mississippi River.
Today Sunburst Trout's position at the foot of a lake far from industry and conventional agriculture, whose watershed is completely protected by the Shining Rock Wilderness and Pisgah National Forest, gives them a unique advantage in raising naturally healthy, toxin-free fish.
Edith Vanderbilt sold nearly 90,000 acres to the federal government in 1914 to establish Pisgah National Forest, the first in the eastern U.
All of the plant's habitat was within a federally designated Wilderness Area in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina.
The lakefront estate is a short drive from six snow skiing resorts, world-class trout fishing, Pisgah National Forest, NASCAR Lowes Motor Speedway and central to Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Charlotte.
In 2012, that Rocky Mountain trip continued east as Oskar Blues Brewery expanded to a second home in the rolling hills of Pisgah National Forest of Brevard, North Carolina.
com)-- The Mighty Creative Adventure[TM]—a retreat experience celebrating mothers, girls, creativity and shared wisdom—will gather mothers and daughters in the Pisgah National Forest in Barnardsville, North Carolina, July 9 to the 12th 2015.
The one and a half acre property, located about a mile inside the Pisgah National Forest, boasts pristine wilderness, no traffic within earshot, and no street lights.