About and How to Visit:
There’s something alluring about a ghost town in the middle of the forest, where stone chimneys and building remnants hearken back to more vibrant days. You can almost imagine that the stones in fallen walls whisper stories about the families who once lived here.
It can be reached via Lost Cove TR 196.
SAHC’s involvement in conservation:
In mid-December 2012, SAHC purchased a 95-acre portion of historic “Lost Cove” in the remote and rugged Nolichucky Gorge, an in-holding in the Pisgah National Forest. Nestled near the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the secluded Lost Cove is a ghost town with a colorful history of self-sufficient families, railroad crews, timber, and moonshine.
During the time that SAHC owned the property, we coordinated an adventurous “Raft Out the Trash” event to clean up a ton (literally) of trash that had accumulated over years. We also led a variety of guided excursions into the cove. In 2017, we transferred the property to the US Forest Service for inclusion in Pisgah National Forest.