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The Pisgah View State Park takes a big step forward

Buncombe County’s first state park has acquired 230 more acres and started writing its master plan.

Pisgah View State Park

The future site of Pisgah View State Park.

Photo via Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

The Pisgah View State Park just cleared a major hurdle. According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, the state has officially closed on 230 more acres of land.

This brings the total acreage acquired up to about 1,300 acres of the state’s 1,600 acre goal. This historic plot of land will become North Carolina’s 40th state park and Buncombe County’s first.

The park gets its name from its previous life as Pisgah View Ranch, which was owned by the Cogburn family since the 1700s. In 2019, the Cogburns sold the land to the state for the creation of a new state park.

Now that the majority of the land has been acquired, the NC Division of Parks & Recreation has begun to work on the park’s master plan. Have input to share? Stay on the lookout: the department will seek public input on how to develop and manage the space in the near future.

The park is estimated to open in 2025.

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