Visitor Center

Visitor Center

The Aleen Steinberg Visitor Center, located at the High Falls Access Area, 89 Buck Forest Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718. Opened to the public on July 1, 2013 the Visitor Center is staffed by dedicated volunteers with knowledge of the area. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March 15 to Dec. 31. From Jan. 1 to March 14 it is open on weekends only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What can I find at the Visitor Center?

Trail maps and other publications.

Directions to popular forest features.

Information on local off-forest attractions.

Public restrooms are located adjacent to it.

Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Pickup location for pre-arranged permits.


Large trash bins are located near the Visitor Center and Hooker Falls Access Area. Trash cans are not available at other forest locations so we encourage all visitors to take their trash with them when they leave.

The parking lots are not gated but the legal hours to access DSRF are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., year-round.