Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest
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Upper Creek Falls near the community of Linville in Pisgah National Forest
Map showing the location of Pisgah National Forest
Map showing the location of Pisgah National Forest
LocationNorth Carolina, United States
Nearest cityAsheville, NC
Coordinates35°21′36″N 82°47′35″W / 35.36°N 82.793°W / 35.36; -82.793Coordinates: 35°21′36″N 82°47′35″W / 35.36°N 82.793°W / 35.36; -82.793
Area512,758 acres (2,075.06 km2)[1]
EstablishedOctober 17, 1916[2]
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service
WebsitePisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest is a National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It is administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Pisgah National Forest is completely contained within the state of North Carolina. The forest is managed together with the other three North Carolina National Forests (Croatan, Nantahala, and Uwharrie) from common headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina. There are local ranger district offices located in Pisgah Forest, Mars Hill, and Nebo.

  1. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "The National Forests of the United States" (PDF). ForestHistory.org. Retrieved July 26, 2012.