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Nantahala Ranger District

The Nantahala Ranger District consists of over 250,000 acres in Cherokee, Macon, Jackson and Transylvania counties. 40,000 of it's acres belong to the Roy Taylor Forest located in Jackson County. In 2006 the Highlands and Wayah were combined to make the Nantahala Ranger District. Click on the links below to find out about the various locations within the Nantahala Ranger District.

Wayah Bald

Standing Indian Basin

Appletree Group Campground

Coweeta Hydrologic Lab

Nantahala River Gorge

National Wild & Scenic Rivers


Mountain Waters Scenic ByWay

Cliffside Lake and Van Hook Glade Recreation Areas

Whiteside Mountain

Back Country Areas

Cullasaja Wayehutta ATV Area

Balsam Lake

for more information contact:
Western North Carolina
Nantahala Forest Service
160A Zillicoa Street
Asheville, NC 28802


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