on Apr 25, 2014 05:40 PM • Views 1541
Media Contact: Lee Sherrill

BREVARD, N.C. (April 25, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close the parking lot for the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery from 7 p.m. on May 3 to 8 a.m. on May 5, to renovate the parking lot.

From May 5-10, limited parking will be available during the day, but no overnight parking will be allowed so that the blacktop can be re-sealed and the lines re-painted.

Visitors who are planning a hike originating from the center on Sunday will need to park along Forest Service Road 475 and walk across the bridge to get to the Forest Service trails, Cat Gap and John Rock. The center is closed on Sundays.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, alongside the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center features nature trails and five large aquariums representing different aquatic habitats. Visitors to the center also can walk next door to the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where trout are raised in 54 raceways. The center’s hours of operation April through November are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

For more information on the four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission and other activities and events, visit the enjoying page.