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Training Facilities

Building at Corpening Training Facility
A classroom / dormitory building at B.H. Corpening.
The NC Forest Service operates three training facilities; one in Crossnore; one near Pittsboro; and one in Kinston. The Kinston and Crossnore locations offer overnight accomodation and dining services. All facilities offer classroom environments with internet access and multimedia capabilities. The campuses are available for use by state agencies and other institutions or organizations at reasonable rates. For more information about reserving facility space, please contact the facility managers listed below.

Mountain Training Facility at Gill State Forest - Crossnore, NC
This campus is located on the banks of the Linville River on the 473 acre Gill State Forest in Avery County. It boasts a large lodge, two large dormitory / classroom buildings and a dining hall. In addition to the classrooms, it is also well-suited for most types of outdoor training. Areas are available for search and rescue, firefighting, compass and map, law enforcement and environmental education activities.

For more information, please contact Chasity Webb at 828-733-4242.

NCFS Mountain Training Facility
6065 Linville Falls Highway
Newland, NC 28657

Ralph Winkworth Forestry Center - Kinston, NC
Located at the Kinston Regional Jetport, the Ralph Winkworth Training Facility features recently upgraded classroom and lodging facilities, including a state-of-the-art multimedia system. While at the facility, visitors can view the NCFS's coastal fleet of fire-fighting aircraft.

For more information about the Ralph Winkworth Training Facility, please contact Assistant Regional Forester Tommy Sports at 252-520-2402, extension 222.

Ralph Winkworth Forestry Center
2958 Rouse Road Extension
Kinston, NC 28504-7320

Stanford M. Adams Training Facility at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest
Located in Chatham County, this facility is a newly constructed (2010) classroom building at Jordan Lake Educational State forest, which makes it ideal for outdoor training. The classroom can accomodate up to 150 students and the facility can be divided into two rooms capable of holding 75 students each. There is also a small kitchenette available for storing and serving refreshments and snacks.

For more information about the facility, please contact Annie Lott at 919-542-1515 or diana.lott@ncagr.gov.

Stanford M. Adams Training Facility
2832 Big Woods Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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