Buy national forest passes online
A new online platform allows visitors to the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests to pay day use fees online at www.recreation.gov at no additional cost.
Digital passes are available for Cheoah Point Beach, Dry Falls, Whiteside Mountain, Whitewater Falls, Jackrabbit Mountain Beach and Roan Mountain.
Because many areas of the national forest have limited cell reception, it’s best to buy passes before heading to the destination. Passes can be printed and placed on the dashboard, but this is not required because rangers can use license plates to validate passholders.