Nantahala National Forest Guide

Nantahala National Forest covers over 530,000 acres of land located in the southwestern area of North Carolina. The forest is managed by three ranger districts covering six counties. Established in 1920, Nantahala National Forest offers visitors opportunities for camping, fishing, white-water rafting, and over 600 miles of hiking trails. Featuring everything from stunning scenic drives to thrilling white-water rapids, there truly is something for everyone at Nantahala National Forest. 

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Nantahala National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Nantahala National Forest

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How to get to Nantahala National Forest

Address: National Forest Road, Bryson City, Nantahala, NC 28713

Fee: Entry fee $0

Offering stunning views and thrilling white-water rafting across three ranger districts, Nantahala National Forest is the perfect stop on your RV road trip through North Carolina. Whether you prefer to spend your time shopping and exploring historic estates or tackling a steep hike to take in the views atop a local mountain, you’re sure to find something to fuel your wandering soul in The Nantahala.