List of North Carolina state forests
The State of North Carolina has a group of ten protected areas known as State Forests which are managed by the North Carolina Forest Service, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The seven of the state forests are known as State Educational Forests, and they are primarily used to educate the public about the forest environment, forestry and forest management. One state forest was designated as a State Recreational Forest in recognition of its high recreational value and use. All the state forests provide some recreational facilities for hiking and picnicking.
North Carolina state forests
|Bladen Lakes State Forest||Coastal Plain||Bladen||32,700 acres (132 km2)|
|Clemmons Educational State Forest||Piedmont||Johnston, Wake||825 acres (3.34 km2)|
|DuPont State Recreational Forest||Mountains||Henderson, Transylvania||10,473 acres (42.38 km2)|
|Headwaters State Forest||Mountains||Transylvania||4,200 acres (17 km2)|
|Holmes Educational State Forest||Mountains||Henderson||235 acres (0.95 km2)|
|Jordan Lake Educational State Forest||Piedmont||Chatham||900 acres (3.6 km2)|
|Mountain Island Educational State Forest||Piedmont||Lincoln, Gaston||2,000 acres (8.1 km2)|
|Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest||Mountains||Wilkes||3,316 acres (13.42 km2)|
|Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest||Coastal Plain||Bladen||890 acres (3.6 km2)|
|Tuttle Educational State Forest||Mountains||Caldwell||288 acres (1.17 km2)|
- List of U.S. National Forests
- List of North Carolina state parks
- List of NC State University forests
- "NC Forest Service Natural Assets" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. January 23, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- "DuPont State Recreational Forest Fiscal Year 2014 Legislative Report" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. October 1, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
- Baker, Park (March 30, 2015). "More Headwaters State Forest Land To Be Bought". The Transylvania Times (Brevard, NC). Retrieved September 25, 2015.
Roughly 4,200 acres of land have been purchased so far...
- Official website website for the NC Forest Service.