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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah Forest, NC
828-877-3350
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks, Gardens
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Viewing foliage
Description: A park within easy driving distance from Hendersonville that offers hiking, camping and fishing.
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Asbury Park
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

In the town of mills river NC, just past the Asheville airport turn right into national forest road and follow for several miles, through a front county camp ground and up a gravel road, you will come to several free camping spots set mountainside near a stream. The sites are void of any facilities however there is a Walmart and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful drive on 276 between Brevard and Waynesville. Highly recommended. Looking Glass Falls are right off the highway (no hiking required). Also, don't miss Sliding Rock. Fun for the entire family.

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Crestview, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

At this time of year the forest was lush and green. The road was well maintained with plenty of pullouts for appreciation of beauty and picture taking.

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Asheville, NC
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201 reviews 201 reviews
25 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

First, I'd say that the way TripAdvisor has this listed is somewhat confusing. The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Bobby Setzer Trout Hatchery is in the Pisgah National Forest, but it is only one of dozens of different attractions. The Wildlife Education Center and Hatchery is located at 1401 Fish Hatchery Rd., Pisgah Forest, off U.S. Hwy. 276 near... More

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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went on a Saturday in the Jeep with the top down. Perfect weather. The only thing other than gas we spent money on was fish food at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. The staff there were very friendly. Lots of interesting things to look at and beautiful sights to see!

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Louisville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We did a small loop of the forest with a goal to see 6 waterfalls. A few were hard to find but we did manage to see 4 of them. My favorite was Looking Glass Falls. It is a very rare chance that you can actually swim in a waterfall pool and Looking Glass gives that opportunity. We were here... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped at the ranger station which had a nice gift shop and exhibits. The rangers were very helpful in getting us set up for our day with maps and ideas. We didn't have any trouble finding anything and the trails were very nice.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

While visiting the Hendersonville, Brevard area this is a must do on your stop. The enterance to Pisgah is right out side of Brevard (stop at Dolly's Ice Cream Bar), we stopped at the ranger station so my 9 year old could explore all of the cool hands on activities right there as well as grab maps and info. They... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family with two boys 17 and 12 had a wonderful time spending the day from Asheville driving through the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopping at various locations to see the beautiful sights. Rain did not stop us. We stopped and slid down Sliding Falls while it rained, saw Looking Glass and lastly we hiked up to Moore Cove. All... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stunning views, moon and stars from 6000 feet and waking up to dim light dancing in the clouds! Just camped last night and WOW, never gets old!

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