North Carolina has
six Educational State Forests that have been developed as living environmental
education centers. These forests are designed to promote a better understanding
of the value of forests in our lives.
Tuttle Educational State Forest, located near Lenoir, offers a rich mixture of
mountain hardwoods and pines, rhododendron, flame azaleas and a variety of wildflowers.
These features are accessible to the visiting public by a series of well-marked
trails accented by exhibits and displays depicting the ecology of the managed
forest. Tuttle boasts a wide variety of pines and hardwoods plus rolling terrain
and clear streams. These features are accessible by a series of
well-marked trails accented by exhibits and displays which explain
the ecology of the managed forest.
Tuttle Educational State Forest
Location: 11/2 hours east of Asheville
Address: 3420 Playmore Beach Road, Lenoir NC 28655
Hours: Mid-March to Mid-November. Closed Mondays, Call office
Allow: Two hours
Directions: From Asheville take Exit 103 Burkmont Avenue to
Highway 18-64 north towards Lenoir. Turn left onto SR 1311. The
forest will be on your right.