Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Clemmons Educational State Forest

Longleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Clemmons Educational State Forest

ALERTS


Due to N.C. Forest Service chainsaw training on the forest Oct. 5-7, 2022, expect temporary closures to some areas of the forest. Click for more information.

The Watershed Extension Loop Trail closed beginning Sept. 20, 2022, due to pipeline construction along parts of the trail.

NEWS


Clemmons Educational State Forest shifting to winter schedule beginning Nov. 1

Talking Tree and Talking Rock trails part of JoCo Fall Hiking Challenge


FOREST PROJECTS


Clemmons Educational State Forest

Clemmons Educational State Forest provides a unique outdoors experience.

Located between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain, Clemmons' pine stands and hardwoods are set on a pleasant rolling terrain highlighted by streams and rock formations.

These features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of a managed forest.

Fees and Permits

Currently, there are no fees associated with use of any Educational State Forest. Permits are required for certain activities and special events. For more information about permitting requirements at Clemmons ESF, contact the Forest’s office.

State Forest Rules (PDF)

Bicycles and other vehicles are not permitted on forest trails. When using the forest's trail system, please keep to the trails.
There is no wading, bathing, swimming, boating or fishing in ponds and streams.