CAROLINA HEMLOCKS REC AREA, NC

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area sits in the scenic mountains of Pisgah National Forest. This is a great place for small to medium-sized groups to swim, fish, tube, hike, picnic and simply relax in the cool shade of the forest.As the name suggests, Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area...
Status: Open through Tue Oct 28 2014   Season Dates

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  • All campsites are first-come, first-served basis
  • Fee includes maximum of 30 persons and five parking passes; additional vehicles $5 each
  • Entrance gate open from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Be bear aware; 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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Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS-TOE RIVER Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS  SWIMMING AREA Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS PAVILLION VIEW OF RIVER Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS PAVILLION Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS  PAVILLION, STEPS TO RIVER Photo: CAROLINA HEMLOCKS AREA SCENERY
Overview

Overview

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area sits in the scenic mountains of Pisgah National Forest. This is a great place for small to medium-sized groups to swim, fish, tube, hike, picnic and simply relax in the cool shade of the forest.

Natural Features:

As the name suggests, Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area is shaded by a thick hemlock forest with a mix of deciduous trees and rhododendrons. The facility is adjacent to the South Toe River and sits at an elevation of 2,900 feet.

Recreation:

The river provides endless hours of fun for families and water enthusiasts, including swimming and tubing. Anglers can also try their luck for trout and smallmouth bass from the shore. Picnickers will enjoy relaxing in the shaded picnic shelter set amidst the deep woods. After eating, visitors can take a leisurely walk along a 1-mile trail or get a workout on a 3.8-mile trail.

Facilities:

The recreation area offers one reservable group picnic shelter for up to 30 people. The day-use area, including the picnic shelter and swimming area, lies adjacent to a campground with first-come, first-served sites for RVs and tents. Visitors can purchase firewood, rent tubes and use the coin-operated showers at the campground.

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Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Apr 11 2014 Tue Oct 28 2014
Peak Fri Apr 10 2015 Tue Oct 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Entrance Station
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • River Access
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • 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:
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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 11 2014 -
Oct 28 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $30.00-$60.00
Peak Season
Apr 10 2015 -
Oct 27 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $30.00-$60.00

*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):
35.80444, -82.20444
35°48'16"N, 82°12'16"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. Follow 80 south approximately 8 miles to the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CAROLINA HEMLOCKS REC AREA
8512 HIGHWAY 80 SOUTH
BURNSVILLE  NC  28714

Phone Number:

Project Office: (828)675-5509