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Uwharrie National Forest 'Badin Boat Dock' © Jim Oakley
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Uwharrie National Forest
'Badin Boat Dock'
© Jim Oakley

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
'Soaring'
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Eno River State Park
'Eno River State Park'
© Jim Oakley

Eno River

Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail
'Whiteside Mtn'
© Jim Oakley

Eno River State Park
'Eno River State Park'
© Jim Oakley

Geese napping on the Eno River

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
'Big Creek'
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View on the way to Mouse Creek Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
'Cataloochee Elk'
© Jim Oakley

North Carolina's Mountains - Western Region Parks


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State Fish Hatcherys
2
National Forests
1
National Historic Site
1
National Park
1
State Nursery
4
State Parks
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trail

Parks in this region are near these North Carolina Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
MORGANTON
LENOIR
ASHEVILLE
BOONE
HENDERSONVILLE
MARION
FRANKLIN
CANDLER
NORTH WILKESBORO
FOREST CITY
WAYNESVILLE
RUTHERFORDTON
GRANITE FALLS
WEAVERVILLE
BREVARD
ARDEN

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg, nationally renowned poet, biographer, lecturer, newspaper columnist, folksinger, author of American fairytales, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, provided broad and enduring 20th century insight into the circumstances, worth and spirit of the American people. He passionately championed ........more >
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddle the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest protected areas in the Eastern United States. World renowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, the ........more >
Holmes State Forest Nursery
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Mount Jefferson State Park
Mount Jefferson rises abruptly to more than 1,600 feet above the surrounding landscape, serving as a landmark for area motorists. Acquaint yourself with this mighty peak by viewing it first from the Mount Jefferson Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rising as a long, forested prominence, its dark ........more >
Mount Mitchell State Park
There are a few places in the world that still stand apart from the ordinary. 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, ........more >
Nantahala National Forest
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North Carolina State Fish Hatchery
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Pisgah National Forest
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Rendezvous Mountain State Park
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Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain is not immediately visible upon entering the park that bears its name, but this magnificent 600-foot granite dome is well worth the wait. Sunlight and shadows dance across a broad tapestry of stone. White-tailed deer emerge from the security of the forest to graze on meadow grasses at ........more >
Tablerock State Fish Hatchery
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Whiteside Mountain National Recreation Trail
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