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Pisgah View State Park is the sixth state park in Western North Carolina. Republican senator Chuck Edwards introduced the bill authorizing its addition. The Cogburn family donated the land which they had originally owned since 1790.. In 1941, Ruby and Chester Cogburn opened the very popular Pisgah View Ranch on the tract. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy helped facilitate negotiations between the Cogburn family and the state.
A new education and outreach program has begun at Pisgah National Forest called River Rangers. Currently the forest is seeing more visitors than ever. The River Rangers program aims to inform visitors for reducing habitat disturbances for endangered species in the forest. O particular concern is the hellbender salamander.
Western North Carolina provides a wide range of choices in wedding planning. This guide highlights the region’s best wedding venues, accommodations, transportation, catering, fashion, decorations, gifts, and entertainment.