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Bumcombe County
Asheville
 
 
BLUE RIDGE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA   [Map]

There are 37 National Heritage Areas in the United States. Each one is unique, and the experiences they offer are very diverse. The 25-county region of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area includes the Qualla Boundary and the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.

A land of mountain wilderness, waterfalls, Cherokee tradition, string bands, and craft studios, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is truly a region with a personality like no other.

(828) 298-5330
 
 
 
Buncombe County
Pisgah National Forest
 
PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST   [Map]

The Pisgah National Forest covers 1,076,711 acres across Western North Carolina. This large area includes tracts surrounding the town of Asheville and the French Broad Replica watches uk River Valley. Tremendous recreational opportunities, including hiking and backpacking, abound within its boundaries. This forest is divided up into 4 ranger districts: Grandfather, Toecane, French Broad, and Pisgah. The Grandfather Cheap replica handbags and Toecane Ranger Districts lie in the northern mountains of NC.

(828) 257-4200
 
 
 
Henderson County
Dana
 
 
DANA PARK   [Map]

County owned park with Community Building, Picnic Shelter, Multi-use Field, Basketball Court, Playground

 
 
 
East Flat Rock
 
 
EAST FLAT ROCK PARK   [Map]

County owned park with 2 picnic shelters, 2 Basketball Courts, Playground, Walking Trail, Multi-use field

 
 
 
Edneyville
 
 
EDNEYVILLE PARK   [Map]

County park with Picnic Shelter, Basketball Courts, Playground, 2 Tennis Courts

 
 
 
Etowah
 
 
ETOWAH RECREATION PARK   [Map]

County owned recreation park with Walking Trail, 4 Ball Field, Basketball Courts, Playground, Picnic Area, Shuffle Board, 1 shelter, 1 playground, 2 Tennis Courts

(828) 697-4884
 
 
 
Fletcher
 
 
FLETCHER COMMUNITY PARK   [Map]

Fletcher Community Park on Howard Gap Road is a sixty-acre park featuring two playgrounds, 1.5 miles of walking trails, youth soccer fields, T-ball fields, little league fields, concession stand with restrooms, picnic areas and horse-shoe area, disc golf.

(828) 687-0751
 
 
 
 
KATE'S PARK   [Map]

Kate's Park was the first park built by the Town of Fletcher in 1995.

 
 
 
 
WESTFELDT RIVER PARK   [Map]

County owned recreational facility with Walking Trail, Boating/Canoeing Ramp, Picnic Area

Open Year Round

(828) 697-4884
 
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
BOYD PARK  [Map]

City park comprising 4 acres which includes tennis courts (open all year around) and a miniature golf course (opened May thru September)

 
 
 
Carl Sandburg National Historic Site - Connemarra
 
CARL SANDBURG NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - CONNEMARRA   [Map]

The home of America's poet, Carl Sandburg, is quite a baronial estate for an old socialist. It was designated as a National Historic Site in 1968 to honor Carl Sandburg's compelling collection of stories about the American people; their plights, struggles, joys and hopes as told through Sandburg's poetry, prose, journalism and biography.

(828) 693-4178
 
 
 
 
EDWARDS PARK   [Map]

City park of 4 acres and includes an equipped playground, picnic tables, and Boy Scout cabins. There is an activity building available for public rental.

 
 
 
 
HOLMES EDUCATIONAL STATE FOREST   [Map]

Holmes is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With rugged terrain, numerous rock outcroppings, and scenic vistas, it also offers a rich mixture of mountain hardwoods, rhododendron, flame azaleas, and a variety of wildflowers. These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails which are accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed forest.

Forest Features:
Outdoor education
Trails with "Talking Trees" and exhibits
Picnic facilities
Ranger conducted programs
Group camping

(828) 692-0100
 
 
 
Jackson Park
 
JACKSON PARK   [Map]

Henderson County's largest county park and recreational facility. 4 Picnic Shelters, Trails, BMX Track, Nature Trails, 8 Ball Fields, 2 Basketball Courts, 3 Playgrounds, 8 Tennis Courts, Greenway, Wooded Picnic Areas, Bocce Court, 3 Horse Shoe Pits, Multi-use Field (soccer field), Amphitheater

(828) 697-4884
 
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
KING MEMORIAL PARK   [Map]

King Memorial Park is comprised of six acres and includes a baseball field, a one-mile nature trail, and a one-half mile walking trail.

 
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
LAURA E. CORN MINI GOLF PARK (BOYD PARK)   [Map]

Located on Highway 25 North (Main Street). Comprised of four acres, two tennis courts and a miniature golf course (putt-putt).

 
 
 
Patton Park
 
PATTON PARK   [Map]

City park of 19 acres, which includes baseball fields, basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, football field, two pavilions with picnic tables and grills, two gazebos, a playground, a lighted walking trail, and an Olympic-size swimming pool.

(828) 697-3084
 
 
 
 
STONEY MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY CENTER   [Map]

County owned facility with Activity Center, Playground, Basketball Court

Activity Center-call for reservations/information 828-697-4900

Summer day camp registration at Jackson Park

(828) 697-4900
 
 
 
 
SULLIVAN PARK   [Map]

Sullivan park consists of five acres and has two basketball courts, an equipped playground, and picnic tables.

 
 
 
Toms Park & Whitmire Activity Building
 
TOMS PARK & WHITMIRE ACTIVITY BUILDING   [Map]

Activity Building Available for Public Rental; Shuffleboard Courts utilized by the Hendersonville Shuffleboard Club. Shuffleboard tournaments every Tuesday and Wednesday during Summer season. For more info or membership, contact (828) 692-0947

 
 
 
Rutherford County
Chimney Rock
 
Chimney Rock State Park
 
CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK   [Map]

Chimney Rock Park, located 25 miles southeast of Asheville, North Carolina, offers the best of the mountains in one place--spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall, and the 315-foot Chimney Rock overlooking Lake Lure.

(828) 625-9611
 
 
 
Lake Lure
 
 
HICKORY NUT GORGE   [Map]

Hickory Creek and the Broad River carved the Hickory Nut Gorge which runs southeast from Hickory Nut Gap and drops 1,800 feet in elevation before ending at Lake Lure. Also includes Bat Cave and Chimney Rock. It is home to 13 rare animal and 34 rare plant species. To date, more than 3000 acres are under conservation protection replica watches uk .

The Visitor Center for the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce is located at 2926 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure NC

(828) 625-2725
 
 
 
Siever County
Gatlinburg
 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK   [Map]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles North Carolina and Tennessee. The Park preserves a rich cultural tapestry of Southern Appalachian history.

Biological diversity is the hallmark of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which encompasses over 800 square miles in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Weather plays an important part on whether a particular part of the Park is open to the public. Check before you travel there.

(865) 436-1200
 
 
 
Transylvania County
Brevard
 
Cradle of Forestry, Pisgah National Forest
 
CRADLE OF FORESTRY, PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST   [Map]

The Cradle of Forestry is a 6,500 acre historic site within the Pisgah National Forest.

The Forest Discovery Center features interactive exhibits and a movie about the creation of the school and the history of forestry conservation. The site features a museum, eight historic buildings, a restored portable saw mill and logging locomotive as well as curriculum-based program.

(828) 877-3130
 
 
 
Sapphire
 
 
GORGES STATE PARK   [Map]

Plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States are found within Gorges State Park. An elevation that rises 2,000 feet in only four miles, combined swiss replica watches with rainfall in excess of 80 inches per year, creates a temperate rain forest and supports a collection of waterfalls.

Park hours
November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
March and October, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
April, May, September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
June-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day
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Park office hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Closed state holidays

(828) 966-9099
 
 
 
Transylvania/Henderson County
Hendersonville
 
DuPont State Forest
 
DUPONT STATE FOREST   [Map]

DuPont Forest is made up of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Horseback riding, hiking, picnicing, mountain biking, boating and swimming available.

(828) 877-6527
 
 
 
Yancey County
Burnsville
 
 
MOUNT MITCHELL STATE PARK   [Map]

Rising more than a mile high, surrounded by the gentle mist of low-hanging clouds, Mount Mitchell State Park is one of these extraordinary places. In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, what looms in the horizon is a feast for the eyes—breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,855-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide you with some of the most tranquil moments you'll ever experience.

Park hours
November-February, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
March and October, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
April and September, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
May-August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day

Park office hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
Closed Christmas Day

(828) 675-4611
 
 
 
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