Location & Driving Directions
If traveling East on I-40 from Asheville, take exit #81 toward Marion and turn left onto Sugar Hill Road which will turn into West Henderson Street. Travel 2.6 miles and turn right onto US-221/NC-226 North. Travel 2.7 miles to intersection with Hwy 70. Go straight through intersection continuing north for 1/2 miles to the next traffic light and turn right. Then make an immediate left onto Hankins Road. Travel 3.3 miles and turn left onto Lake James Road. Travel 5 miles and then turn right onto Lake James Extension. Travel 1 mile and the Pisgah Preserve entrance will be on your left.
If traveling West on I-40, take exit #94 (Dysartsville Road) and turn right onto Dysartsville Road. Travel 1/2 mile until intersecting with Hwy 70. Turn left (west) and travel 2 1/2 mile and turn right onto Bridgewater Road. Travel 2 miles and turn left onto Benfield's Landing Road. Travel 3 1/2 mile and turn right onto Hwy 126. Travel 3 1/2 mile
and turn left onto South Mountain Institute Road. Travel 2 miles until you get to South Mountain Institute and veer onto road to the left. Travel 1 mile and Pisgah Preserve at Lake James will be on your right.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) - 81 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro - 127 Miles, 2 hours 30 minutes