Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Mountain Island Educational State Forest

Shortleaf Pine illustration with NCFS Shield Mountain Island Educational State Forest


Forest Projects


Mountain Island Capital Campaign

Please click the link below to donate today. Even modest donations help!



***When filling out form please select "other" in the field that says "I want my donation to be designated toward" and in the following field, please type "Mountain Island ESF Capital Fund"***

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Mountain Island Educational State Forest

Mountain Island Educational State Forest provides a unique outdoors experience.

Photo of children in Ranger Led educational program at Mountain Island Educational State Forest

Located in Lincoln and Gaston Counties is Mountain Island Educational State forest; a picturesque slice of nature featuring abundant plant and animal life. Not yet open to the public, the forest will feature classes and exhibits designed to educate schoolchildren, forestry professionals and the general public about the importance of North Carolina's forest health.

Until our gates are finally open, please feel free to look around this website and watch us grow!

There are NO fees for any program at the forest.


State Forest Rules (PDF)