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Highlands of Roan / Unaka Mountains Conservation Area

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Conservation Areas: Nolichucky Gorge, Highlands of Roan

Like so many other special places in the Southern Appalachians, the Highlands of Roan/Unaka Mountains Conservation Area is astonishingly rich in biological values, partly because it is so varied in its geology and topography. And it offers a wealth of recreational opportunities, from […]

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Nolichucky Gorge

Nolichucky Gorge

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Approximate Size: 5,644 acres
Old Growth Acreage: 745 acres
Location: Mitchell and Yancey counties, North Carolina, 25 miles northwest of Burnsville; Pisgah National Forest, Toecane Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Chestoa, Huntdale
The Nolichucky Gorge Mountain Treasure lies within the steep, scenic gorge along both sides of the Nolichucky River […]

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Highlands of Roan

Highlands of Roan

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Approximate Size: 9,356 acres
Location: Mitchell and Avery counties, North Carolina (Carter county Tennessee), 15 miles northwest of Spruce Pine; Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Ranger District
USGS Topographic Maps: Carvers Gap, Bakersville, and White Rocks
The Highlands of Roan are biologically, geologically and geographically unique. Old Growth is […]

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