Pisgah National Forest

160 Zillicoa St. Suite A
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone:
(828) 257-4200

Website:

The Pisgah National Forest is a land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Parks

  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Word on the Street

Comprised of over 500,000 acres, the Pisgah is primarily a hardwood forest with whitewater rivers, waterfalls and hundreds of miles of trails. This national forest is home of the first tract of land purchased under the Weeks Act of 1911 which led to the creation of the national forests in the eastern United States. It is also home of the first school of forestry in the United States, now preserved at the Cradle of Forestry in America historic site, and boasts two of the first designated wilderness areas in the east. The Pisgah, Grandfather and Appalachian Ranger Districts are scattered along the eastern edge of the mountains of western North Carolina and offer visitors a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the mountains.

Pisgah National Forest: From the Parents

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