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Blue Ridge Heritage Area ~ Asheville ~ NC Mountains ~ Henderson County North Carolina
RECREATIONAL AREAS
 
 
Bumcombe County
Asheville
 
 
BLUE RIDGE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA

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

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
Brevard
 
Davidson River - Coontree Picnic Area
 
DAVIDSON RIVER - COONTREE PICNIC AREA

Picnic Area: 10 picnic tables, flush toilets, open yearlong, free. Restrooms are closed in off-season (November to May). Water service may be discontinued to prevent damage to plumbing as weather dictates.

Public Fishing Access Area - Trout Fishing

Call 1-888-2HUNTFISH (1-888-248-6834)
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready.)

Purchase Online

(828) 877-3265
 
 
 
Dana
 
 
DANA PARK

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

 
 
 
East Flat Rock
 
 
EAST FLAT ROCK PARK

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

 
 
 
Etowah
 
 
ETOWAH RECREATION PARK

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
 
 
 
Flat Rock
 
 
CAMP JOY

Nestled among acres of tall pines, hemlock, spruce, and rhododendron, Bonclarken sits at an elevation of 2221 feet.

Camp Joy is run by the Christian Education Ministries of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and is planned especially for those with mental handicaps. Campers, each accompanied by a “special friend,” will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, including worship, Bible study and recreation, all geared to their abilities.

There are three summer sessions: one in June, July and August.

(828) 692-2223
 
 
 
Fletcher
 
 
FLETCHER COMMUNITY PARK

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
 
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
EDWARDS PARK

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.

 
 
 
 
MOUNTAIN TRAIL OUTDOOR SCHOOL

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the Mountain Trail Outdoor School's classroom is 1,400 acres of peaks, valleys, coves, streams and lakes with over 10 miles of hiking trails. The Outdoor School is a residential environmental and outdoor education program, working with groups of 10 to 135 from schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and businesses.

(828) 692-9136
 
 
 
Patton Park
 
PATTON PARK

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

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

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

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

 
 
 
Mitchell County
Linville
 
 
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Grandfather Mountain has been a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve for over 100 years. It is privately owned and operated as a scenic travel attraction. The Mountain has a nature museum, a mile high swinging bridge, wildlife exhibits and more. There are 11 trails varying in difficulty from a gentle walk in the woods to a rigorous trek across rugged peaks. It is in the backcountry that you come up against the more challenging hikes.

(800) 468-7325
 
 
 
Rutherford County
Chimney Rock
 
Chimney Rock State Park
 
CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

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
 
 
 
Siever County
Gatlinburg
 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

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

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
 
 
 
Pisgah Forest
 
 
CASCADE LAKE RECREATION

Cascade Lake Recreation Area offers the ultimate in spacious family campsites in the "Land of the Waterfalls" amid cool majestic mountains. It is located adjacent to the DuPont State Forest. The Recreation Area includes a campground with 160 sites, shaded by maples, oaks, hemlocks, pines, locusts and other species of trees native to western North Carolina.

The beach is private and limited to campers only. There are two lakes, two boat ramps and private boat docks available. Boat motors are limited to 12hp on the lake. Fish for trout and bass (permit required), or take a "cruise" in a pedal boat to relax while enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery.

(828) 877-4475
 
 
 
Transylvania, Buncombe & Madison County
Fletcher
 
 
FRENCH BROAD RIVER

The French Broad River is a popular river for outdoor sports of all kinds. River outfitters throughout Western North Carolina offer guided trips along the 200-mile-long waterway, ranging from whitewater rafting to gentle canoe trips. The French Broad Replica watches River now supports a wide variety of fish, including largemouth bass, brown and rainbow trout, and catfish, luring fly fishing fans and those who would rather sit on a rock with a cane pole.

From its beginning west of Rosman in Transylvania County to the border of Tennessee, the French Broad River is about 70 miles in length and is the largest watercourse in Western North Carolina. From its headwaters, the French Broad River flows northward through Brevard, Asheville, Hot Springs and ultimately into Tennessee where it forms the Tennessee River.

(828) 687-7234
 
 
 
Transylvania/Henderson County
Hendersonville
 
DuPont State Forest
 
DUPONT STATE FOREST

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
 
 
 

 
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