Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education



Also make sure you have enough time to get there.

Our outing will be at The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, about 45 minutes (barring traffic) southwest of downtown Asheville; see directions and Googlemap below. Do not rely on your GPS until you make sure it matches these directions or you will very likely get lost.  Also keep in mind that once you leave the interstate, you will probably NOT have cell phone signal. You may not have GPS reception either. So make sure you print or save these directions beforehand and follow them precisely.

These directions are from central Asheville, specifically, from Greenlife Grocery (our local Whole Foods). We recommend buying snacks or even a picnic lunch for after the tour, as well as “using the facilities” while you’re there.

Finally, remember that if you’re planning to bring some of our “catch of the day” to one of our partner restaurants, you MUST make a special reservation (see here). See you in the woods!



Head south on Merrimon (towards downtown), then take a right onto the ramp for 240W. In about 1.5 miles, keep right at the fork to continue onto I-26 East.

Stay on I-26 for a total of 12.6 miles, then take exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport/N Carolina 280 toward Arden. Turn right onto NC-280 W/Airport Rd. In 16 miles, turn right on US 276.

In 5.3 miles, slight left onto National Forest 475 Rd. In another 1.4 miles, turn left onto National Forest Road.  Your guide will meet you in the parking lot, on the farthest end from the building.

See you in the woods!