BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND, NC

Briar Bottom Group Campground is the perfect getaway for visitors to enjoy mountain scenery and easy access to hiking trails. The campground sits at the base of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, in Pisgah National Forest.The campground sits at an elevation...
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is a tent-only campground; no wheeled camping units or RVs permitted
  • Campground open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; notify campground of late arrivals by calling 828-675-5616
  • Campers must enter through Black Mountain Campground to reach this facility
  • Daily fees are for up to 50 people and 10 vehicles per site
  • No public address systems are allowed
  • This facility is located within a bear sanctuary; keep all food out of site in containers or locked inside a hard-sided vehicle, secure trash in provided bins and remove all food from area after eating
  • This campground is managed by the Cradle of Forestry In America Interpretive Association
  • Click here to learn more about the National Forests in North Carolina
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Photo: NEARBY SOUTH TOE RIVER Photo: BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND: ASH PAVILLION Photo: BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND: LAUREL PAVILLION Photo: BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND: DOGWOOD PAVILLION Photo: BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND: POPLAR PAVILLION NEARBY MT. MITCHELL TRAIL
Overview

Overview

Briar Bottom Group Campground is the perfect getaway for visitors to enjoy mountain scenery and easy access to hiking trails. The campground sits at the base of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, in Pisgah National Forest.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 3,040 feet. The 6,684-foot Mt. Mitchell towers over the area, with several other high peaks of the Black Mountains nearby. The lush forest in this part of the Appalachian Mountains is rich with wildlife, plants and scenery.

Recreation:

With the South Toe River located near the campground, visitors will have no shortage of things to do, including picnicking, day hiking, scenic driving and trout fishing. Hikers will be pleased with a variety of trails from which to choose, including a leisurely half-mile walk through the forest or a challenging 5.6-mile hike up Mt. Mitchell.

The adjacent Black Mountain Campground has a playing field, volleyball courts and horseshoe pit available.

Facilities:

The facility has six separate campsites; each can accommodate up to 50 people. Sites are organized around a single loop with individual parking spurs, providing plenty of space for tents. The campground is equipped with flush toilets and campers can use coin-operated showers at the adjacent Black Mountain Campground. A campground host is available for visitor assistance.

Nearby Attractions:

Groups can easily head out for a day of scenic driving along Blue Ridge Parkway or hiking in Mount Mitchell State Park.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Wed Sep 16 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 15 2014 Thu Oct 30 2014
Peak Wed Apr 15 2015 Fri Oct 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • River Access
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Amphitheater
  • Convenience Stores
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Tubing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 15 2014 -
Oct 30 2014
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $65.00
Peak Season
Apr 15 2015 -
Oct 30 2015
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $65.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.75278, -82.22139
35°45'10"N, 82°13'17"W

From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-26 west to exit 9 onto 19 east toward Burnsville. Follow 19 to Micaville and turn right onto Highway 80. Continue south approximately 12-14 miles to Mount Mitchell Golf Course. Turn right on South Toe River Road and follow signs to Black Mountain Campground. Campers must enter through the main gate at Black Mountain Campground to get to Briar Bottom.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

BRIAR BOTTOM GROUP CAMPGROUND
50 BLACK MOUNTAIN CG ROAD
BURNSVILLE  NC  28714

Phone Number:

Project Office: (828)675-5616