Press release from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy:
The future Pisgah View State Park is beginning to take shape, primarily created from land owned by the Cogburn family. The family opened Pisgah View Ranch in 1941, and it became a beloved spot for generations of guests to gather for events and to enjoy outdoor recreation. In 2019, the Cogburn family decided to sell the land to the State of NC for the creation of a new state park – the first in Buncombe County. The state is in the process of acquiring 1,600 acres for the future state park, as funds from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund become available.
Neighboring landowners Stagg and Cheryl Newman were so excited about the news that they donated 10 acres to SAHC for inclusion in the future Pisgah View State Park! The Newmans have also included provision in their will for another 23 acres of their property to be added to the park.
We are thrilled to be part of this exciting process, and grateful to our partners in the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and to all the generous supporters of conservation who are making this future park possible!
Please note, the park is not ready to open to the public, and we hope this update will help answer questions that you may have about the process.