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Camping in the Old Style

12 Oct 2013

Visit the Cradle of Forestry with a small group of re-enactors in a campsite of the early 1900’s. In this era, the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy, and camping meant sleeping under canvas and cooking over an open fire. Here in the wood smoke, surrounded by the outdoor gear of a by-gone day, visitors can see fire by friction, campfire cookery, period shelters, and traditional camp tools in use. Each camper has expertise in woodcraft, history, and nature study, and welcomes questions. Admission for this event is $5 for adults, free for children and pass holders.

The Cradle of Forestry is located at 11250 Pisgah Highway, in Pisgah National Forest on NC Hwy 276. It lies 14 miles north of Brevard, NC and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 412. Call 828-877-3130 or visit for more information.