Lake Toxaway is surrounded by State and National Forests and Parks. Bordering the 5000 acres of Lake Toxaway Estates is the 6,700 acre Panthertown Valley Wilderness Area, part of the Nantahala National Forest, the 7,500 acre Gorges State Park, and the Pisgah National Forest. More than 50% of Transylvania County is covered by our three parklands: Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and Gorges State Park.
All of these venues offer abundant hiking opportunities just minutes away. The county in which we are located, Transylvania County, is known as “Land of Waterfalls”, many of which can be seen in the Lake Toxaway area.
Located near Lake Toxaway is DuPont Forest (10,000 acres), the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Whitewater Falls (the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi), and Sumter National Forest. These are some of the outfitters and guides for hikes and waterfall viewing:
Backcountry Outdoors: 828-884-4262
Highland Hiker www.highlandhiker.com
Incredible Feats 828-884-4888
Mountain Adventure Guides 828-649-1206
Waterfall Walkabouts 828-862-5845