Black Mountain Campground and Briar Bottom Group Site

Sitting in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, Black Mountain and Briar Bottom are a mecca for anyone who enjoys the solitude and peace of the great outdoors!

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Location
50 Black Mountain Campground Rd.
Burnsville, NC 28714
Office Phone

828.675.5616

Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the office. Use the reserve link or phone number below.

Reservations

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Black Mountain

877.444.6777

Briar Bottom

828.675.9805

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Time spent at Black Mountain and Briar Bottom campgrounds is time well spent! Located on the South Toe River, campers have a perfect place for swimming, tubing and fly fishing. Take in the incredible scenery of the Southern Appalachians by hiking the Hemlock Nature trail, or take a 5.7 mile hike to the top of Mount Mitchell State Park, the highest peak in North Carolina at 6,684 feet. We’re only an hour from Asheville, NC and only a few hours from Charlotte and Atlanta, GA. Camping in NC can make the perfect weekend getaway or family vacation! Check out Carolina Hemlocks Campground right down the road for more camping options with FIND Outdoors!

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!


Site Info.


Breathe in that mountain air!
Rates:
Standard/Interagency & Senior

  • Single Site – $25 / $12.50
  • Maximum Occupancy: 8 persons, 2 cars
  • Double Site – $50 / $50
  • Maximum Occupancy: 16 persons, 4 cars, 4 tents
  • Electric Sites – $32 / $19.50
  • 50/30/20 amp service to sites #18 and #25 at Black Mountain Campground
  • Briar Bottom: $85
  • Day-Use Showers: $5 / $5
    Black Mtn./Briar Bottom Map & Rules
    Briar Bottom Rules
Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks accepted at this location
Federal Interagency Senior/Access discounts only apply to single standard site rate. Does not apply to any other items or services. Card holder must be present on site to use discount.

FIND Adventure - On Site


Full reopening on April 15!

  • 46 primitive campsites
  • Two campsites with electric hook ups
  • Modern bathrooms with hot showers
  • Campsites with river access
  • Picnic tables, tent pads & fire rings
  • Amphitheater
  • 6 group campsites for 50 people each
  • Hiking & biking trails, fishing, tubing and many other recreational activities available
  • Firewood and ice available for purchase

Directions


Check for Blue Ridge Parkway road closures in the area: Real-Time Road Closures

From Burnsville, NC:
  • Follow 19E through Burnsville
  • Turn right onto Micaville Loop to follow signs for Mt. Mitchell State Park (this is a very small stretch)
  • Turn right onto Highway 80
  • Continue for approximately 9.5 miles (you’ll pass right by Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area)
  • Turn right onto South Toe River Rd., past the golf resort and condos
  • Continue on this road. It will eventually turn to gravel and follow the river
  • At the gravel road intersection, make a slight turn on the first right
  • You’ll pass a few homes along the river
  • The entrance to the campground will be on your right and over the bridge
From Interstate 40:
  • Take Exit 86 NC-226 towards the town of Marion, NC
  • This will turn into 221. Continue for approximately 6 miles.
  • Turn left onto Highway 70
  • Turn right onto Highway 80/Lake Tahoma Rd.
  • Follow up and over the Blue Ridge Parkway and head down the opposite side
  • After the small community of Busick, look for a left turn onto South Toe River rd.
  • Continue on this road. It will eventually turn to gravel and follow the river
  • At the gravel road intersection, make a slight turn on the first right
  • You’ll pass a few homes along the river
  • The entrance to the campground will be on your right and over the bridge

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