Wildlife Destination: Cold Mountain Game Lands


Last updated 12/17/2019 at 10:16am

The Cold Mountain Game Lands are adjacent to both the Shining Rock and Middle Prong Wildernesses and accessible from Brevard by way of N.C. Highway 215 through Pisgah National Forest.

Just over the mountain on Highway 215 in Haywood County lies 3,631 acres of NC Wildlife Resource Commission (NCWRC) Land.

A relatively new game lands addition, just over 10 years old, much of this wildlife area was once old Champion Paper Company land, along with some additional conservation land tracts. Bordering Pisgah National Forest and at some of its more isolated areas, Shining Rock Wilderness and Middle Prong Wilderness make it much larger than just its boundaries for hunting or exploring.

With a scenic drive and a wide range of activities, a trip to Cold Mountain Game Lands shoul...

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