Buck Creek Gap

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Milepost: 344.2 | County: McDowell | Acres: 73 | Hiking: No

Bordering almost one-half mile of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Forest Service lands, this property offers dramatic views, healthy forests, and excellent water quality in Buck Creek’s headwaters, which is designated as “High Quality Trout Waters.” Protection of the property safeguards wildlife habitat between the Singecat Ridge and Beetree Ridge Natural Areas.

“Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina moved quickly to protect Blue Ridge Parkway vistas from development at Buck Creek Gap, north of Mount Mitchell. Protecting scenic sections of the Parkway is an important priority for all of us.”

– Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Executive Director Susie Hamrick Jones