North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Game Lands

These maps have been compiled by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as an aid to hunters, trappers and fishermen who use the two million acres of North Carolina game lands. Tract boundaries as pictured in these maps are not precise but are approximations of actual locations. Game land users should identify boundaries on the ground before hunting, trapping or fishing. Game lands are posted with signs to aid sportsmen in locating each tract. Be sure to refer to Hunting/Trapping regulations to identify regulations and exceptions specific to game lands.


Two ways to view Game Land Maps on-line: 



Open the interactive map to search game lands by county or address, filter by specific species or facilities. You may get driving directions to game lands, download game land maps, rules and regulations, and print an area of interest.


2. View and Download Game Land Map PDFs

Mountain Region

Piedmont Region

Coastal Region



Download Game Land data as KMZ files (updated Fall 2016)

While efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate as possible, the NCWRC gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness  of this information. Features and boundaries may be approximate and should not be used for regulatory purposes. 

  • KMZ file for Mountain Region Game Land Boundaries
  • KMZ file for Piedmont Region Game Land Boundaries
  • KMZ file for Coastal Region Game Land Boundaries
  • KMZ file for Pisgah and Nantahala Game Land Boundaries
  • KMZ file for Game Land Access Points
  • KMZ file for Game Land Roads & Trails

Find the latest Google Earth version here.

Hurricane Matthew - Game Land Closings

Game Land Name Vehicular Access
as of 3/29/2017  
Buckridge Partial Opening
Chowan Swamp Partial Opening
Holly Shelter Partial Opening
Rocky Run Closed
Suggs Mill Pond Partial Opening