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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We have been all over the USA and visited over 15 national parks/forests/monuments over the past year and I always love the life in this area. The mountains are so green and beautiful it gives the air a smell of life!

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Asbury Park
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
25 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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