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North Carolina Game Management Unit Haywood Deer

  • ID:Haywood
  • State:NC
  • Species:Deer
  • Area:555 square miles
  • Elevation:1,600 ft - 6,400 ft
  • Public Lands:322 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:59%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:2
  • Campgrounds:1
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:11
  • National Forests:Cherokee National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest
  • Lat-Long:35.556326, -82.982322

The Haywood unit regulates hunting opportunities for deer in North Carolina and covers 555 square miles. Public lands comprise 322 square miles (59%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Waynesville, Waterville, and Canton. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 1,600 feet to a high of 6,400 feet above sea level. There are 11 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Cherokee National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Middle Prong Wilderness, Shining Rock Wilderness. Additionally, 2 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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