HARMON DEN HORSE CAMPGROUND, NC

The Harmon Den Horse Campground is nestled on a mountainside beneath a forest of mixed hardwoods in the Pisquah National Forest. The camp is in a secluded area, and the individual sites provide ample privacy. The campground is an ideal base for exploring the miles of nearby trails...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • No accommodations for walk-ups at this location; reservations are required
  • This campground has gated access; the lock combination will be given when a reservation is made
  • Horses are not allowed in the interior portion of the campground; a perimeter trail provides access to riding trails
  • Campground is located within a bear sanctuary; all food and waste must be in bear-proof containers
  • Coggins test required
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AREH EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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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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Overview

Overview

The Harmon Den Horse Campground is nestled on a mountainside beneath a forest of mixed hardwoods in the Pisquah National Forest. The camp is in a secluded area, and the individual sites provide ample privacy.

The campground is an ideal base for exploring the miles of nearby trails and enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery.

Natural Features:

The Harmon Den Area is in the Appalachian Ranger District, an area that stretches westward from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park's eastern boundary to Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Roan Mountain near Tennessee. Elevations range from 1,900 feet at Max Patch to 6,684 feet at Mount Mitchell.

Visitors to the area will find waterfalls, lush forest undergrowth, forested peaks and miles of cold mountain streams. Wildlife in the area include bear, deer, grouse and wild turkey.

Recreation:

Local attractions include more than 14 miles of trails designated for horseback riding and about 40 miles for hiking. Equestrians may ride other open roads with caution due to traffic during busy recreational seasons.

Trails include the 5.4-mile Buckeye Ridge, 1.6-mile Cherry Creek and 3.6-mile Cold Springs Trails. Hunting and fishing are other popular activities in the area.

Facilities:

Harmon Den Horse Campground has 10 sites with a community hand pump well centrally located for all sites. Facilities provided include horse stalls and mangers that accommodate a maximum of 4 horses and 8 people at each site with a picnic table, gravel tent pad, lantern post, fire ring and parking for a single vehicle with horse trailer.

Also located within the campground is a self-service livestock manure station, a livestock community watering tank and a vault toilet. There is also a hand pump for drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes an ideal day trip from Harmon Den.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 14 2014 - Sat Jan 10 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Hiking
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
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
May 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $15.00

*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):
35.75861, -82.97667
35°45'31"N, 82°58'36"W

From Hot Springs, North Carolina, take Highway 209 south for approximately 7 miles. Turn right onto Meadowfork Road NCSR# 1175. After 6 miles turn right onto Little Creek Road NCSR# 1181 for 3 miles. Take a left onto Max Patch Road NCSR# 1182, then travel approximately 0.75 miles and turn right onto Cold Springs Road NFSR# 148. Travel southwest for about 3 miles to the intersection of Fall Branch Road NFSR# 3526, the continue a half-mile to entrance of the campground on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HARMON DEN HORSE CAMPGROUND
632 Manor RD
Mars Hill  NC  28754

Phone Number:

Information:  (828)689-9694