Friends of Panthertown is excited to announce that Panthertown Valley has been selected as a 2021 Hot Spot by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Programs will take place August 30 – September in Jackson County, North Carolina. More details and ways to get involved are available at panthertown.org/hotspot
The mission of Friends of Panthertown is to work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service to conserve this outstanding natural resource while improving the quality and experience of recreational opportunities in Panthertown Valley.
Would you like to go hiking in Panthertown and learn about the conservation work that we do to keep the trails maintained and the valley
We are working closely with the U.S. Forest Service and local authorities to monitor the situation and provide accurate information at this time. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors is of great concern to us.
The U.S Forest Service National Forests in NC asks members of the public to recreate responsibly by avoiding gathering in groups of more than ten people and not engaging in high-risk activities, like rock climbing, that increase the chance of injury or distress. Law enforcement and search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19.
Friends of Panthertown is currently hiring a paid part-time Trail Stewardship Coordinator to coordinate and manage all volunteer activities in Panthertown Valley, with a focus