Mountain Island Educational State Forest

Located in Lincoln and Gaston Counties is Mountain Island Educational State forest; a picturesque slice of nature featuring abundant plant and animal life. Not yet open to the public, the forest will feature classes and exhibits designed to educate schoolchildren, forestry professionals and the general public about the importance of North Carolina's forest health.

Until our gates are finally open, please feel free to look around this website and watch us grow!

There are NO fees for any program at the forest.


  • 534 Killian Road
  • Stanley, NC


  • Telephone: 704-822-9518
Mountain Island Educational State Forest

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