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Uwharrie National Forest

Uwharrie National Forest is the smallest national forest in North Carolina at approximately 51,000 acres and the only national forest in the Piedmont region.  The national forest covers three counties - Montgomery, Randolph, and Davidson, but the majority of the forest is in Montgomery County.

The Uwharrie Mountains are considered to be the oldest mountains in North America, having been more than 20,000 feet above sea level at one time.  Millions of years of the elements have eroded the mountains down substantially, so that none of the peaks are above 1,000 feet now.  Evidence of Native American activity in the area dates back more than 12,000 years.  The Catawba Tribe inhabited the area at the time of the first European settlements in the 17th century.

Contact Information:

Uwharrie Ranger District Office
789 NC Highway 24/27 East
Troy, NC 27371

External Links:

National Forest Service website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/...Uwharrie+National+Forest