Lake Toxaway is surrounded by more than 10,000 acres of wilderness areas. Gorges State Park, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and DuPont State Forest, are located right around Lake Toxaway, and more state and national parks—such as the Blue Ridge Parkway—are just a short drive away.
These natural areas are literally filled with waterfalls and provide a great opportunity for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, biking, and river adventures.
North Carolina Waterfalls — An online guide to waterfalls in North Carolina with pictures, statistics, maps, directions, and links to other sites to help you find your favorite waterfall.
DuPont State Forest — More than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina.
Gorges State Park — Find plunging waterfalls, rugged river gorges, sheer rock walls and one of the greatest concentrations of rare and unique species in the eastern United States.
Pisgah National Forest — A land of mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls, and heavily forested slopes, and hundreds of miles of trails.
Nantahala National Forest — The largest of North Carolina’s four national forests, the Nantahala encompasses 531,148 acres with elevations ranging from 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County to 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along Hiwassee River.