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Now offering text alerts for the Pisgah District. Text PISGAH to 855.912.1093 for updates, closures and operational changes.
Make sure to pick up your “Visitor Center Passport” and get your stamp!
– Collect all five stamps: Northwest Trading Post, Pisgah Visitor Center, Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, The Cradle
– Pick up a passport at any visitor center. Get all five and receive a special edition sticker!
The Pisgah Visitor Center, housed within the Pisgah Ranger Station along Highway 276, is both the entrance to Pisgah National Forest, and the first stop along this beautiful stretch of “Scenic Byway.” It is the gateway to over 500,000 acres of recreational opportunities and has everything you’ll need for a successful trip to the NC mountains.
Operated for the first time by a nonprofit partner, FIND Outdoors is proud to have received a contract for full management of the Visitor Center in full coordination with the US Forest Service (USFS). The Visitor Center welcomes over 120,000 visitors each year from all over the world and is the perfect base of operations to begin your adventure.
While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!
Looking for a great hike?
3 Legal Ways to Camp:
Designated Campgrounds – Davidson River, North Mills River, Lake Powhatan, Sunburst (first come/first served), Wolf Ford Horse Camp (Reservation only), cove Creek Group Camp, Wash Creek Group Horse Camp, and Kykundall Group Camp. Visit Recreation.Gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation.
Backcountry Dispersed Camping – 1000 feet from roads and trailheads. do not block roads or gates when parking vehicles. Practice Leave No Trace Principles. Pack it in, pack it out!
Designated Roadside Campsites – Camp at only designated sites marked with a brown tent sign and campsite number (AC-1 = Avery Creek Site 1). See Roadside Camping Map & Rules for locations and information.
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