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Following years of collaborative effort, The Pisgah Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service are pleased to announce the first phase of our efforts to improve visitor information on the Pisgah Ranger District with the addition of a new kiosk at the Cat Gap Loop trailhead (installed in April 2024).

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We look forward to sharing more information and resources relating to the John Rock area in the near future.

Partnerships and Recognition

The Pisgah Conservancy would like to thank the following partners for their support of our inaugural visitor information project, which included support of this new kiosk as well as new wayfinding signage on the Cat Gap Loop/John Rock trail system:


High Flyer Sponsors

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Mountain Forest Sponsors

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The Pisgah Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service would like to extend our appreciation to the following individuals and institutions for their support in bringing this kiosk to life:

  • David Williams, Wingin' It Works
  • Blake Sanders, Studio Main
  • Tony Craven, Craven Sign Services
  • Jack Henderson, Pisgah Map Company
  • Cheryl Waters-Tormey, Associate Professor, Western Carolina University
  • Alex Armstrong
  • Yvonne Dickson
  • Keith Parker
  • Laura Sperry, The Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library
  • Museum of the Cherokee People, Cherokee, NC


The following books served as valuable resources during the development of this kiosk and its content:

  • Pisgah National Forest: A History; Marci Spencer and James G. Lewis; The History Press; 2014
  • Cherokee Clothing in the 1700s; Barbara A. Duncan; Museum of the Cherokee Press; 2016