11 North Carolina State Parks in Western North Carolina protect spectacular natural landmarks and provide outstanding recreational opportunities and events.
Soaring 1,200ft above the valley floor.
Panoramic views from 5,520 feet.
Plunging waterfalls, rugged rivers and sheer rock walls.
Alpine-like vegetation and high peak vistas.
150 miles of shoreline.
See across most of surrounding county to the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west.
A park upon a lofty peak.
A wild and scenic river–home to gigantic salamanders and bountiful smallmouth bass–carves through ancient bluffs, serene campsites and magnificent forests.
Served as a landmark for both Native Americans and pioneer travelers.
Considered one of the state’s most rugged parks.
Features cascading waterfalls, cool mountain streams, and quiet forests teeming with wildlife.