Who are we?

FIND Outdoors, based out of Pisgah Forest, NC, is a 501c3 non-profit organization and the southeast’s leader in providing access to public lands, environmental education, recreation and camping experiences. Our story is rooted in education about the FOREST. Our passion is to help people become INSPIRED. Our goal is to help people connect with NATURE. Our drive is to help people learn through DISCOVERY.  Let’s go FIND Outdoors!

Our Mission

FIND Outdoor’s mission is to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America.

How Do We Achieve This?

FIND Outdoors works to inspire people to connect with nature through well-managed outdoor recreation sites, campgrounds, visitor centers, guided tours and educational workshops for all ages and abilities. FIND Outdoors also manages retail outlets that focus on trail maps, forest-related gifts and souvenirs, nature-based activities for children and local crafts.

Please check out the rest of our website to learn more about campground locations, sales outlets and our environmental education opportunities in our locations.

We’ve Been In the News Lately!

Want to FIND out what we’ve been up to?  Take a look at these press releases to see what’s going on.

FIND Outdoors – New Brand, New Look for Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association _April 1, 2020
Cradle of Forestry Announces New Operations Director _April 6, 2020
FIND Outdoors Implements Partial Opening for Hoosier National Forest Recreation Areas_April 9, 2020
FIND Outdoors to move Cradle to Grave Race to September 12_May 1, 2020
FIND Outdoors Launches Free Virtual Forest Bathing and Nature Therapy Program_May 5, 20202
Blue Ghost Tours Cancelled at Cradle of Forestry_May 11,2020
FIND Outdoors to Begin New Venture on Blue Ridge Parkway_May 20, 2020
FIND Outdoors Announces Reopening Plans for Appalachian Ranger District Campgrounds_May 20, 2020
FIND Outdoors Now Taking Reservations for Cherryfield Creek Luxury Group Campground_May 22, 2020
New Concession Partner to Manage Trading Post (The News Herald online Morganton.com)_May 29, 2020
Hoosier National Forest To Open Concession Operated Recreation Areas (wbiw.com)_June 2, 2020


Board of Directors2018 Annual Report