Open Thursday through Monday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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.
From Asheville, NC, keep right at the fork to continue on I-26 E, Take exit 40 for North Carolina 280/Asheville Reg’l Arpt toward Arden. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for WNC Agriculture Ctr/Airport and merge onto NC-280 W/Airport Rd/New Arpt Rd. Continue to follow NC-280 W. Pass by Taco Bell (on the right in 15.9 mi). Turn right onto US-276 N.
The Jr. Ranger program at FIND Outdoors introduces visitors to the seven Leave No Trace principles in a fun and easy to understand way. Each FREE booklet provides games, things to talk about around a campfire, and different “Ranger Missions” to explore each of the Leave No Trace principles.
Ask about becoming a Jr. Ranger the next time you visit a FIND Outdoors site!
Education is integral to FIND Outdoors mission, we offer educational programs, field trips and tours at all of the visitor centers and campgrounds we manage. Whether you use our self-guided Junior Ranger booklet to become a Leave No Trace advocate or visit with a school field trip, we love seeing children, adults and families explore, learn about and enjoy their public lands.
Pick up a complimentary FIND Outdoors Visitor Center Passport at any of our managed visitor centers — Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, Cradle of Forestry, Gladie Visitor Center and Pisgah Visitor Center. Then stop by all five to collect your passport stamps.
When you’ve got all five stamps, email email@example.com to receive a prize!
Now offering text alerts for the Pisgah District. Text PISGAH to 855.912.1093 for updates, closures and operational changes.
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