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Nantahala Ranger District

90 Sloan Rd
Franklin, NC 28734

Open Seasonally
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm

This District is a diverse, rugged, and mountainous area with raging rivers, granite walls, and waterfalls.

Nantahala Ranger District, Franklin NC

The Nantahala Ranger District stretches 250,000 acres across Macon, Jackson and Swain counties offering a variety of recreational opportunities from camping to off-roading. Visitors can enjoy the remoteness of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness, a scenic drive along the Mountain Waters By-way, or a breathtaking view of Whitewater Falls, the highest falls east of the Rocky Mountains. The Nantahala is also home to four long distance trails, the Appalachian, Bartram, Foothills, and Mountains-to Sea Trails.

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