Recreation

NCORPE’s public access program is devoted to providing recreational opportunities for the local communities. There are nearly 7,000 acres devoted to public access. These acres include parking lot sites which have informative signage and trash cans. The trail system acres also include watering sites for horses.

All public access areas need to remain litter free and property boundaries obeyed. This public land respect will ensure future availability and keep our stewardship obligation to NCORPE’s property neighbors.

NCORPE’s public access program has three separate facets:

• Hunting

• Trails

• Wildlife Viewing

Areas open to public hunting are entirely separate from the hike-bike and horseback trails. Both areas allow for general day use only (no camping) and activities associated with day use. Ex. wildlife viewing, picnicking, hiking, and photography. There is no hunting allowed on the trails system, but hiking is allowed on the hunting areas with caution advised during all hunting seasons.

All public access acres may have cattle present at sometime so please be aware and keep gates closed during grazing periods. Grazing period dates are posted on NCORPE’s website.

The wildlife viewing program allows visitors in the spring to view wildlife from a trailer blind. This blind has a reservation system in place.