NORTH MILLS RIVER, NC

North Mills River Campground is a rustic mountain getaway in Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Located just outside the popular city of Asheville, the campground provides access to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including an arboretum, the scenic Blue...
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Know Before You Go
  • Tents must be on the gravel.
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Open year-round; limited services from Nov. to Mar.
  • Limit 2 tents and 2 vehicles per site; $3 additional vehicle fee collected on-site
  • 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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NORT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 18 Back-In
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NORT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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NORT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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NORT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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NORTH MILLS RIVER GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC 30
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NORT STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
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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

North Mills River Campground is a rustic mountain getaway in Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Located just outside the popular city of Asheville, the campground provides access to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including an arboretum, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous hiking, fishing and mountain biking opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,200 feet. The surrounding land boasts mile-high peaks, cascading waterfalls and slopes densely forested with hardwoods. The group camping area is adjacent to the beautiful, shallow waters of the Mills River.

Recreation:

The forest is known for its hiking and mountain biking trails, several of which are near the campground. Mills River offers excellent trout fishing, as well as tubing and swimming, which are kid-friendly favorite activities. Visitors wishing to learn more about the area can attend educational programs during the summer.

Facilities:

This is a relatively small facility with campsites organized into two loops on opposite sides of the river. Sites are mostly shaded and lie within a short distance of the water.

The facility provides picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts and campfire rings with grills, in addition to restrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Campers can purchase ice and firewood and rent tubes on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

Several natural and cultural attractions are within close proximity to the campground. Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway are among the most popular sites. The small town of Brevard offers various amenities and services, and visitors can take a trip to Asheville to visit art galleries, music venues, shops and restaurants.

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GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC

Sat Sep 06 2014 - Wed Sep 02 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Sep 06 2014 - Mon Mar 02 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 Mar 27 2014 Thu Oct 16 2014
Walk In Thu Oct 23 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Ice
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Tubing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Restaurant
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
Mar 27 2014 -
Oct 16 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00
Walk In Season
Oct 23 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
GROUP TENT ONLY AREA NONELECTRIC $40.00

*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):
35.40722, -82.64583
35°24'26"N, 82°38'45"W

From Asheville, take U.S. Highway 280 west to North Mills River Road. Follow North Mills River Road to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

NORTH MILLS RIVER
5289 N. MILLS RIVER ROAD
MILLS RIVER  NC  28742

Phone Number:

Project Office: (828)890-3284