Check out our FAQs to learn more about our organization and help you plan your next outdoor adventure!

Yes! Our Educational team is proud to offer age-appropriate field trips to school groups. We also offer tours to to other groups and organizations! Contact us to schedule your group visit.

We honor the America the Beautiful pass issued by the National Park Service at all of our sites. Providing this pass gets you half off on non-taxed items at all of our locations.

Yes! We have season passes available for purchase at our sites and on our online store.

Most of our sites are dog friendly. Check the rules for each site for specific information. NO Pets/Animals are  allowed on the beach and/or in the swimming areas. While you’re enjoying the outdoors with your four legged friend, don’t forget to recreate responsibly! 

Floats and Inflatables are allowed. Be respectful of other swimmers to not impede their enjoyment.
NO Pets/Animals allowed on the beach and/or in the swimming areas.
NO glass containers.

Reservations are made online through Recreation.gov’s website. If you need help, try this step-by-step guide.

The Check-In time for all campgrounds begins at 2 pm. Check-Out times for all campgrounds must be completed by 12 pm.

Many of our sites charge a Day Use/Parking Fee. Fees can be paid utilizing the fee envelopes available at the site. Cash is required at most sites.

Yes, we are open for your recreating pleasure at our sites on holidays. Sites that are open year round are closed the day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Winter weather dictates when visitor center facilities, roads and services are open and closed for the season. April through November is considered our “high-traffic” season – when most facilities are accessible to the public. Many of our sites are affected by winter weather and storm related closings. It is best to always call a site to determine their operating schedule before trekking out on your next adventure.

FIND Outdoors works in collaboration with the US Forest Service to manage the day-to-day operations of US Forest Visitor Centers, Campgrounds, and Recreation Areas.

Yes, FIND Outdoors was incorporated as a tax deductible nonprofit organization in 1972 as the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA).

FIND Outdoors is a DBA of the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA). We are a  501(c)(3), tax ID: 56-1302500.

In 2020, the organization rebranded from CFAIA to FIND Outdoors in order to become a more accurate reflection of the mission, which had expanded well beyond just the Cradle of Forestry in Western North Carolina.

Yes, donations are tax deductible and help support the work and mission of our organization.