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Several U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds Open in March Nantahala District Campgrounds to Open in April

Friday, March 3, 2017 13:36
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ASHEVILLE, NC – March 3, 2017 — Several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds in North Carolina are now open or will open later this month.

A few additional facilities will open later this spring but many other sites are open year round.

In some cases, campsites can be reserved in advance at Amenities and fees vary from site to site. Details are available at

Holders of the Interagency Senior and Access, Golden Age and Access Pass receive a fifty percent discount on their camping fee for single family campsites. The discount does not include fees for hookups, such as sewer or electrical, nor does it include double or larger campsites.

Now Open

Croatan National Forest
·         Cedar Point Campground
·         Oyster Point Campground
·         Flanners Beach/Neuse River Campground

Uwharrie National Forest
·         Badin Lake Campgrounds
·         West Morris Mountain Campground
·         Yates Place Camp

Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District
·         Lake Powhatan Campground – Big John and Lakeside Loops
·         North Mills River Campground – one loop
·         Davidson River Campground – Sycamore, Appletree, and Dogwood Loops
·         Additional loops in all campgrounds open in April

All recreation sites on the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest will open March 31. On the Nantahala National Forest, campgrounds on the Nantahala and Cheoah Ranger Districts open in April and on the Tusquitee Ranger District in May.

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Published at 3:31 pm on March 03, 2017


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