Pisgah Visitor Center, located within the Pisgah Ranger Station, lies at the entrance to one of Western North Carolina’s greatest treasures – the Pisgah National Forest. Operated by the US Forest Service, the visitor center is the gateway to thousands of miles of trails, forests and waterways. This is where your vacation starts by collecting information on hiking and biking trails, fishing locations and requirements, campgrounds and much more. While you’re here, browse our gift shop and pick up trail maps, identification books, t-shirts and various nature-related toys and gifts. Many of the products offered in our gift shop are also available on-line through the Forest Store of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association.