The movie and book series, The Hunger Games, fueled many people's more adolescent days. Little do some know, each of the movies was actually filmed outside of a studio. The first 2012 movie was filmed completely in North Carolina. The Hunger Games filming locations in North Carolina are all free to visit when summer hits so you can pretend you've volunteered as tribute. 

Henry River Mill Village 

Price: Free

Address: Henry River Road, Burke County, NC

Why You Need To Go: This abandoned textile town served as District 12. You can drive down to take photos, but it's private property so trespassing is not allowed.

North Fork Reservoir

Price: Free

Address: 3641 Blue Ridge Pkwy., Barnardsville, NC

Why You Need To Go: The Cornucopia scenes were filmed at the North Fork Reservoir. Currently, access is denied. You can still view this area by hiking the Craggy Pinnacle Trail. 


DuPont State Recreational Forest 

Price: Free

Address: Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC

Why You Need To Go: There are many trails, waterfalls and wooded forest throughout this area. This spot was also used for many of the Arena scenes throughout the movie. 


Triple Falls 

Price: Free

Address: Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC

Why You Need To Go: Located inside DuPont Forest, Triple Falls is where Katniss finds Peeta camouflaged in the rocks. Peeta is injured and spent some time here camouflaging himself from the other competitors. 


Coleman Boundary

Price: Free

Address: 550 Dillingham Rd., Barnardsville, NC

Why You Need To Go: Also known as North Carolina’s Big Ivy Area, the Coleman Boundary was used as District 12's forest. Gale and Katniss are seen hunting in this forest in the beginning of the first movie.


Bridal Veil Falls 

Price: Free

Address: Staton Road, Cedar Mountain, NC

Why You Need To Go: Located inside DuPont Forest, this waterfall and pool area is where Katniss went to escape the firestorm. You can see her jumping into this pool and on a hot summer day, you might want to as well. 


Charlotte Convention Center

Price: Free

Address: 501 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 

Why You Need To Go: The chariot entrance of The Tribute is one of the most iconic scenes in the entire series. Each of them rolls in with their chariot on fire and it was filmed over at the Charlotte Convention Center. 

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