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Old Fort, North Carolina

    • by sadonna
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      Curtis Creek is a camp ground in McDowell County near Old Fort, North Carolina. From Interstate 40 you take exit 73 turn right onto highway 70 it’s only about half a mile to the left turn on NC 1227. Then its about five miles to Curtis Creek which is in the Pisgah National Forest.

      There are approximately seven sites with camp fire rings, picnic tables, and grills to camp along the service road as you drive


      into the National Forest at this point. Most of this area has very few established roads or trails so you need a good map and compass if you want to do much hiking.

      The terrain starts out rolling and then becomes very steep in places. There is a large creek running next to the road most of the way to the top of the mountain.

      There was a lot of flood damage done to the area when we had three hurricanes very ...


      • close together in 2004. So most of the roads were closed when we went backpacking there in December of 2004.

        They have pit toilets and a water fountain when you first drive in on the right. There is an information bulletin board and map of the area on the left.

        There were signs every where saying to hang your bag of food or place it in a bear proof canister because bears have been spotted in the area recently. We spent three

        days and two nights and never saw any bears though.

        Overall I really liked hiking here because there were caves and lots of rhododendron with rushing waters and lots of peace and quite. AT the time we did our trip it was free to campat Curtis Creek.

        I believe now they charge a small fee. I personally think you should be able to camp free on any state or national forest property after all the parks are maintained by our tax dollars.




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