PINK BEDS PICNIC SHELTER, NC

The Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is the larger of two available shelters. It is adjacent to the Cradle of Forestry in America, a 6,500 acre historic site commemorating the beginning of forest conservation in the United States.Named for the rhododendron, mountain laurel and azalea that...
Status: Open through Sat Nov 15 2014   Season Dates

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    PINK BEDS PICNIC SHELTER GROUP PICNIC AREA 40
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Overview

    Overview

    The Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is the larger of two available shelters. It is adjacent to the Cradle of Forestry in America, a 6,500 acre historic site commemorating the beginning of forest conservation in the United States.

    Natural Features:

    Named for the rhododendron, mountain laurel and azalea that bloom in spring and summer, the Pink Beds Picnic Shelter is renowned for its scenic forest setting and small stream nearby. At an elevation of 3,280 feet, it is appealing to visitors for its relatively flat valley which sustains some very large pine trees and rare mountain bogs.

    Recreation:

    As part of the Pisgah National Forest, the Pink Beds area offers excellent hiking trails. An easy, five mile loop trail begins on the left side of the parking area. The surrounding area is ideal for other types of recreation including fishing, horseback riding, and swimming.

    Facilities:

    The area has a flush toilet restroom, 21 picnic tables, grills, an old Civilian Conservation Corps gazebo, one non-reservable small shelter, and this larger shelter.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The area is next door to the Cradle of Forestry in America Historic Site, and four miles from both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Sliding Rock Recreation Area.

    Booking Window
    Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

    Reservations must be made 1 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 01 2014 Sat Nov 15 2014
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sun Nov 15 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Drinking Water
    • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
    • Paved Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Picnic Shelters
    • Tables
    • Trailheads
    • Water Access
    Within 10 Miles
    • Cafe
    • Historic Sites
    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 01 2014 -
    Nov 15 2014
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00
    Peak Season
    Apr 01 2015 -
    Nov 15 2015
    GROUP PICNIC AREA $50.00

    *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):
    35.35361, -82.77778
    35°21'13"N, 82°46'40"W

    From Pisgah RD/ Visitor Center parking lot, turn right onto US 276. Drive north approximately 10 miles to Pink Beds Picnic Area. The facility is located along Hwy 276 (Forest Heritage National Scenic Byway) 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 11 miles from the intersection of Hwy 280 and US 64 in Pisgah Forest, NC.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    PINK BEDS PICNIC SHELTER
    1600 Pisgah Highway
    Pisgah Forest  NC  28768

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (828)877-3265