Hoke Community Forest

About Hoke Community Forest

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Established in 2006, Hoke Community Forest is over 500 acres of forested land owned by the citizens of Hoke County in the North Carolina’s sandhills. This forest is full of hidden gems, including Atlantic White Cedar trees which are a type of rare and High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) — ecosystems that contain biological, ecological, or cultural significance — as well as diverse bottomland hardwoods that line Rockfish Creek. A project team consisting of multiple partners is actively working with Hoke County to restore the forest for educational and recreational use. The forest is certified under the globally recognized Forest Stewardship Council© standard and is annually audited and checked for ground-level proof of sustainable forest management


  • Walking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding


  • Marked Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Information Signs
  • Outdoor Classroom

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Getting Around




Forest Rules


Hoke Community Forest’s rich background offers an opportunity to teach about a range of topics, including the longleaf pine ecosystem, North Carolina wildlife, and community forestry – a human-nature partnership model based on local stewardship of natural resources that empowers residents. With an outdoor classroom on-site, it’s the perfect location to bring your group for your next educational outing.

Community Forests


Field Trips

Additional Information

Upcoming Events

Leave No Trace

Host Event

Partners and Funders

Photo Gallery

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Contact Hoke Community Forest

Mail address: 1758 Vass Rd, Raeford, NC 28376

Email: courtney@sandhillspba.org