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Natural Beauty In Every Direction
Western North Carolina is known far and wide for its virgin forests, majestic mountain ranges, and ideal climate. Lake Toxaway is located in the heart of this pristine landscape, surrounded by more than 10,000 acres of national forests and state parks, four of which border the property: Gorges State Park, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and DuPont State Forest. Just down the road lie more natural wonders – waterfalls, rivers, scenic trials, virgin forests, and more – all made accessible by the celebrated Blue Ridge Parkway. These ancient rolling hills enveloping Lake Toxaway provide a great opportunity for outdoor activities and recreation such as hiking, fishing, biking, and river adventures. After a day in the great outdoors, members and guests can explore the nearby towns of Cashiers, Highlands, Brevard, and Asheville.
Nearby National Forests and State Parks
North Carolina Waterfalls – An online guide to waterfalls in North Carolina with pictures, statistics, maps, directions, and links to other sites to help you find your favorite waterfall.
DuPont State Forest – More than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.
Gorges State Park – Find plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls, and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States.
Pisgah National Forest – A land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes, and hundreds of miles of trails.
Nantahala National Forest – The largest of North Carolina’s four national forests, the Nantahala encompasses 531,148 acres with elevations ranging from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along the Hiwassee River.