Outdoors: Best place to camp

  • Pisgah National Forest’s 500,000 acres are rife with towering hardwoods, pristine rivers and streams, cascading waterfalls, breathtaking overlooks and some of the highest peaks in the eastern U.S. And, of course, plenty of shady spots to pitch a tent and settle in for a weekend in the woods. From well-known group sites and RV campgrounds to free, unmarked flats that spot the gravel roads off Highway 276, Pisgah National Forest is the perfect retreat for families and seasoned backcountry campers. — D.S.