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Pisgah National Forest NC

Spanning through several counties and towns in Western North Carolina, the Pisgah National Forest North Carolina creates numerous beautiful views and provides tons of great places to enjoy your favorite outdoor mountain activities like NC Hiking, Western North Carolina Fishing, Horseback Riding North Carolina and NC White Water Rafting! Not only can you get out and enjoy all that the NC Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer, visitors to the Pisgah National Forest also like to see places of interest within the forest like the Cradle of Forestry NC, the Pisgah Wildlife Center for Education, and the North Carolina Arboretum.

The Cradle of Forestry in North Carolina is a 6,500 acre National Historic Site that was created by the United States Congress to commemorate the beginning of forestry conservation efforts in the United States. Guests of the NC Cradle of Forestry can visit the center and learn more about historical conservation efforts and current conservation methods and enjoy the many hiking and biking trails that are found throughout. Also, the Pisgah Forest Pink Beds, an amazing collection of native mountain laurel and azaleas, are located right near the Cradle of Forestry and are a popular place to enjoy a picnic. The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located within the Pisgah National Forest North Carolina and is a wonderful place to visit if you love animals! Filled with aquariums, terrainiums and hands on exhibits, including a walk through garden, the center is home to several native animals; the feeding of the animals each day is especially popular. In addition to these two wonderful places, the North Carolina Arboretum, a beautiful Asheville NC Attraction, is also found within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a special section of the Pisgah National Forest North Carolina.

Not only is the Pisgah National Forest NC a favorite place to tour and enjoy the outdoors, the forest is also home to several beautiful Western North Carolina Waterfalls. Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and High Falls are all famous Pisgah National Forest Waterfalls that are found nearby to our Campgrounds in Western NC. Read more about the Pisgah National Forest Waterfalls and other famous Western NC Waterfalls located nearby in our information on North Carolina Mountain Waterfalls near Asheville.

Looking for family places to enjoy Western North Carolina Camping? Rutledge Lake RV Park and Campground is one of the few North Carolina Mountain Campgrounds that remains family owned and operated. Offering Camping in Asheville North Carolina, Rutledge Lake Campgrounds in NC are very convenient to all of the fun Asheville Things to Do and Asheville NC Attractions. Stay right in the heart of the Blue Ridge and enjoy fun Family Camping Trips in North Carolina. Start planning your NC Camping trip today.
The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
The center is easily accessible off US Hwy 276 near Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, in Transylvania County
Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
Located on US 276 approximately 11 miles from US 64 in Brevard
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