Enjoy your visit to the Pisgah National Forest. Learn about things to do here.
We started this site to provide answers to many of the common questions we receive as volunteers at the Pisgah District Ranger Station and Visitor Center. If you call or visit the Ranger Station we may be the folks who help you. We have volunteered at the Visitor Center for four years, and spent the two years before this at the Cradle of Forestry in America - also located in the beautiful Pisgah Ranger District.
The Ranger Station and Visitor Information Center can be a very busy place - we have seen as many as 1,200 visitors per day on a holiday weekend. A crowd like that makes it hard to give each visitor personal attention, so we hope that the information on these pages will help you pre-plan some of the activities of your visit, or at least help you generate a list of questions to ask.
The Pisgah National Forest has loads of activities to enjoy. People sometimes come in and ask about what there is to do in the forest. The answer is that you can picnic, camp, hike, climb, fish, swim, slide, float, hunt, bike, mountain bike, ride your horse, rent a horse, learn about forestry, find waterfalls, sightsee, or do nothing but relax.
One thing we would strongly recommend is that people do some research ahead of visiting the area. We are always amazed at people that arrive on a Friday afternoon in July with no idea where they are going to camp.