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Forest City is a town in North Carolina, located close to the border with South Carolina, and a few hours' drive from the Atlantic shore. Charlotte is approximately one hour's drive from the town, and Atlanta is about a three-hour drive to the southwest. Book an RV in Forest City, and you can see the rural parts of North Carolina and enjoy the beautiful nature close by.

The town of Forest City was originally incorporated as Burnt Chimney in 1877. The name was changed to Forest City in 1887 after a prominent citizen named Forest Davis. When you rent an RV in Forest City, you can visit many historical places around the town, such as the Alexander Manufacturing Company Mill Village Historic District, Cool Springs High School, Forest City Baptist Church, James Dexter Ledbetter House, Main Street Historic District, and West Main Street Historic District, all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Forest City has a great amount of cultural heritage to offer.

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The Great Outdoors

The Green River Game Lands wilderness area is only about half an hour's drive away when you have a travel trailer rental in Forest City. The main purpose of this park is wildlife conservation and management, so hunting, fishing, and trapping are allowed here. The park is a beautiful area for hiking and mountain biking, but you can also spend time swimming or running. There are several different trails in the park offering different experiences, including woodland hikes, riverside treks, and access to the scenic Green River Narrows.

South Mountains State Park is just about 40 minutes' drive north when you rent a motorhome in Forest City. This wonderful park includes over 40 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, mountain streams, and a beautiful 80-foot waterfall. Enjoy the unique beauty of the South Mountains while picnicking, fishing, horseback riding, or visit the spectacular High Shoals Falls on Jacob's Fork River.

One of the most beautiful places you can see in North Carolina is the Nantahala National Forest. The name of the forest comes from the Cherokee language and means “land of the noonday sun.” This is the biggest and most beautiful forest in the state of North Carolina, and it offers many different activities, like hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, bicycling, climbing, water activities, nature viewing, hunting, and much more. There are several beautiful waterfalls in the park too.

RV Parks near Forest City

With an RV rental in Forest City, you'll find several RV parks nearby. One of them is Four Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat in Rutherfordton, which is very welcoming to pets. All of the facilities in the park are made useful for dogs and their humans. The campground features a fully fenced swimming pond, multiple off-leash play parks, an agility park, hiking trails, doggie bathhouse with grooming station, and more. The park also offers full hookups, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.

River Creek Campground is surrounded by trees and beautiful nature. This park could be a great place for travelers who want to be in a peaceful area close to nature. Guests here can spend their days fishing, swimming, or river rafting. The park also offers laundry facilities, full hookups, picnicking areas, a family park, a store, a playground, a rec room, and much more. With a camper rental in Forest City, this park is only half an hour's drive away.

Grand View Campground and RV Park is approximately 25 minutes' drive north of Forest City, located very close to the Blue Ridge Mountains. First Broad River and Mountain Creek cross the property, giving a lot of opportunities for water activities. There is a large waterslide in the park that you and your kids can use. Also, you can spend time fishing in the river, or wading, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. There are different playgrounds and activities also available, as well as full hookups, picnic tables, grills, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, and more.

Exploring the Town

The charming little town of Forest City is a great place to explore when you travel to the area. Everything in the town is within walking distance, and you can see many historical buildings on foot in the Main Street Historic District. Shop at local souvenir stores or visit the beautiful Crowe Park along the Buck Branch of Second Broad River. There are several different festivals organized in the town year-round, and they are worth seeing if you want to catch the real spirit of the town. Also, for golf lovers, there are a few golf courses.

Rutherford County Farm Museum is located in the center of the town. This is a unique place where you can see the display of artifacts reflecting life on the farm and in textile mills in the late 18th and early 19th-century Rutherford County. Also, here you can see 200 feet of impressive murals depicting the cycle of cotton production and textiles in the county.

For the car enthusiast, Forest City has the Bennett Classic Antiques Auto Museum. This museum is home to over 70 vehicles including Model T’s, Mack trucks, a Shelby Mustang, a retired Forest City American Lanfranc Fire truck, a 1963 Ford Mayberry Sheriff Car signed by Don Knots a.k.a. Barney Fife. This place is a must-see for every car lover.

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