Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest


Photo of Fire Tower at Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest

Rendezvous Mountain Educational State Forest provides a unique outdoors experience.

Located in the rugged Blue Ridge Mountains, this forest showcases magnificent mountain hardwoods in one of North Carolina's most scenic settings. Its features are accessible by a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the 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 Rendezvous Mountain ESF, contact the Forest’s office.


State Forest Rules (PDF)